Middlebury Rowing is a competitive club program, founded in 1988. Competing against the top teams in New England and the nation, the team has built on a tradition of grit and determination to medal at events in the Head of the Charles Regatta, Dad Vails Regatta, New England Rowing Championships, and many others.
Both the men and women seek to advance this tradition every day. Emphasizing physical fitness, team dynamics, and academic focus, our rowers are pushed to succeed on and off the water and be an example of a Middlebury student-athlete.
Unique to many rowing programs across New England, Middlebury Crew is proud to be a no barrier, full acceptance program. All prospective athletes, no matter the experience, abilities, or economic aid, will be accepted onto the team.
The team rows on beautiful Lake Dunmore, in the town of Salisbury, VT, located about 20 minutes south of the Middlebury College campus. The pristine water, the autumnal views, sunrises, and sunsets highlight practices and regattas, becoming a staple of the program.
Middlebury Crew competes in the fall and the spring seasons across the North East. The fall rowing season consists of longer head style races, culminating with the Head of the Charles in Boston, MA. Spring races, in the classic two kilometer style, end with the New England Championship Regatta in Worcester, MA and Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, PA.
Middlebury Crew races in the NESCAC league in 8+ and 4+ against other NESCAC schools, as well as other New England colleges and universities. At the Dad Vail Regatta we compete against varsity and club teams from across the nation.