River City Crew (RCC) is a scholastic rowing program consisting primarily of high school students from the Richmond, Virginia metropolitan area and rows out of Robious Landing Park in Chesterfield County on the James River. River City Crew, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to providing financial support for RCC.
RCC is a parent-run high school-aged club rowing team. Our rowers are comprised of girls and boys from middle school, high school and home school communities across the greater Richmond metro area. RCC competes with other high schools & club teams about 3 to 4 times per season in regattas (races) in Virginia & elsewhere. RCC competes as a crew of 1, 2, 4 or 8 rowers in either a novice (first year) or varsity (experienced) classification. At a regatta, rowers may compete in multiple events.
RIVER CITY CREW MISSION STATEMENT
River City Crew (RCC) is a non- profit community organization whose purposes are:
- To promote and develop community knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the sport of crew in the Richmond Virginia metropolitan area, and
- To promote physical fitness, leadership, and good sportsmanship.
RCC’s principal programs include a competitive interscholastic youth rowing program whose mission is to offer a high school crew experience to teens in the Richmond, Va. Area, outside any affiliation with a particular high school or home base within the Richmond metropolitan area.
Our youth rowers not only learn to row, but as they progress they also learn a great deal about themselves. In striving to learn and become a better rower they are pushed to do their best physically and mentally. Rowers realize that crew requires teamwork, concentration, dedication, perseverance and the ability to push oneself harder and further than they thought possible. As their fitness and skills grow, and they learn to move the boat as a group, rowers gain self-assurance, confidence, discipline and leadership which will carry over into their academic and social lives.
For many youth, including those for whom traditional sports may have little appeal, Crew can impart upon the rower an identity and lead to life-long friendships. It can be a positive influence in the rower’s life.