In 2005, the club was founded by a group of parents who saw firsthand how the sport of rowing positively affected their young high school students. We foster a welcoming, inclusive environment for rowers and prospective rowers of all backgrounds, abilities, races, religions, genders, and sexual orientations. WBC promotes sportsmanship, friendship, and good physical and mental health through competitive and recreational rowing. Part of what makes rowing such an impactful sport in the young lives of our rowers are the skills that come from being part of a crew team: leadership, discipline, maturity, problem-solving, resilience, respect, self-esteem, and sportsmanship. We want rowing to be as accessible as basketball and soccer. We want to give everyone the chance to fall in love with rowing!
Whitemarsh is housed in the largest boathouse on both the upper and lower Schuylkill. Our club offers a wide variety of singles, doubles and quads of any boathouse in Philadelphia. We aim to provide our members with the safest and latest rowing shells. We want to expose everyone, adults and children alike, to this sport that we love.