Winter Race Team

What is the Winter Race Team?

  • This team focuses on increasing an athlete’s fitness through the winter to prepare them to have their best Spring Season.
  • This team will primarily practice indoor on the ergometers.  They will supplement this training with lifting, as well as any on water time that weather permits.
  • Competing on the WBC Winter Team guarantees an athlete’s spot on WBC’s Spring Race Team.

Who should join?

  • New or experienced high school athletes!
  • Athletes looking to increase their cardiovascular fitness before Spring Racing.
  • Athletes who want to stay in touch with the rowing motion while off of the water.
  • Athletes who want to increase power and acceleration by doing resistance training.
  • Athletes who may have an interest in participating in Indoor Sprint races.


December 2- February 11

Girls Team

Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00

Saturdays & Sundays from 9:00-11:00

Boys Team

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-6:00

Saturdays & Sunday from 11:00-1:00


  • 1/28 – Mainline Slide at Lower Merion High School
Joe Sullivan
Joe SullivanHead Coach
Joe has been involved in rowing for over 35 years and has been coaching since 1984. Some of his highlights as a coach include 3 medaling boats at SR AA Championships; coaching 13 crews to qualify for Youth Nationals Championships; and coaching over 14 athletes who made a Junior National Team. Joe’s years of experience have helped many high school rowers be recruited to many colleges and universities.
Art Post
Art PostBoys Head Coach
Coach Art has been involved in rowing since the 1960’s, he brings decades of experience to any crew that he coaches. Art started rowing in high school at Groton School, he continued in college at Dartmouth, and post-college he competed at an elite level for nearly 10 years. Since becoming a coach Art has coached every level of athlete, from high school novices to National Team crews. Many of his crews and athletes have found great success, including over 20 National Championship crews, and over 40 of his athletes have gone on to row for Division 1 Varsity programs.
Margie Culbertson
Margie CulbertsonGirls Assistant Coach
Coach Margie has been a member of Whitemarsh Boat Club since 2008 and competed as a masters rower for several years. She became a youth rowing coach in 2021 with the WBC Tech Team. She is also a coach and volunteer for We Can Row Philadelphia (a rowing program for breast cancer survivors) which operates out of Whitemarsh. In 2023 she became a coach with the Youth Race Team working mostly with the novice and U16 girls.

Margie learned to row at Seattle Parks and Rec in 1993. She went on to row competitively with several clubs in the Seattle area including Green Lake, Lake Union, Lake Washington, and Seattle Pacific University before moving back to the Philadelphia area in 2006

Susan Hermann Seybolt
Susan Hermann SeyboltGirls Assistant Coach
Susan Hermann Seybolt began her rowing career at the University of Texas in 1989, where she graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology. She went on to train and compete primarily in sculling after college, holding a number of coaching positions in the greater Philadelphia area. She enjoys coaching at all levels, having worked at high schools, universities and clubs, including: Vesper, The University of Pennsylvania, Episcopal Academy, Lower Merion High School, and Drexel University.

She was the head coach of Germantown Academy for 14 years. For the past 15 years she has focused on coaching juniors and masters out of Whitemarsh Boat Club in Conshohocken, PA.

An active volunteer and member of the broader Philly rowing community, Susan has participated as an organizing committee member in multiple regattas and has won multiple medals with her teams over the past 30 years.

Charles Jordan
Charles JordanGirls Assistant Coach
Coach Charles has been coaching girls rowing since 2019 as the Assistant Varsity Crew Coach at The Agnes Irwin School. He started his professional career in law, having earned his Juris Doctor in Environmental Law from Pace University School of Law. He transitioned to education after a few years in law firms and now teaches social studies at Merion Mercy Academy after earning a Master’s in Teaching from Villanova University.

At The Agnes Irwin School, he and his teams gathered a number of notable results, including:
2022 PSRA Kate Godwin Points Trophy
Stotesbury Cup Regatta
2022 – First, Girls Varsity Quad and Girls Lightweight Double; Second, Girls Freshman Quad
2019 – First, Girls Freshman Quad
SRAA National Championship
2022 – First, Girls Lightweight Double
At WBC, Coach Charles will be coaching the Junior Varsity Girls racing team.

General Information

Registration is open for existing WBC Youth Rowers!  General registration will open Nov. 22nd for any open slots on the team.

The cost of the winter program is $400 for rowers, and free for coxswains.  Participation in the Winter Race Team guarantees an athlete’s spot on the Spring Race Team.  When registering for these programs you will be directed for a payment of $1000 up as an athlete, and as $600 up front as a coxswain, this locks in an athlete’s place on the Spring Racing Team.  If you are registering siblings, please reach out to the Youth Administration team, as there is a $50 discount for families.

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