In the spring of 2002, Muhammad Ahmad and Keith Jeronimus, along with the help of a few others, submitted a request to The College of New Jersey to found a new club crew team. With a few years of hard work and determination, the team was finally able to get on the water in the fall of 2004. The TCNJ Crew team prides itself on being a student-run, grassroots effort, and we have made tremendous strides over the past ten years, now boasting a fleet of three 8-person boats, six four-person boats, one double, and one single. As well, we have a room in the TCNJ Recreation Center with over twenty ergometers, or rowing machines. Although we have come a long way, we still fundraise every weekend to keep the team thriving. We row in regattas all over the mid-Atlantic region, participating in the famous Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta every spring. We're always open to new membership, and all interested TCNJ students are advised to contact us if they want to try rowing.
During the fall and spring, the team practices five mornings per week at the world class Caspersen Rowing Center on Mercer Lake, training site of the United States Womens' National Team. Additionally, team members complete independent workouts during the day, running, lifting, and rowing on indoor rowing machines. In the winter, the crew practices indoors in the TCNJ Rec Center. During spring break, the TCNJ Crew team travels to south to Oak Ridge, TN or Summerton, SC, spending a week in warm conditions, soaking up the sun and taking advantage of hours of valuable on-the-water training. Unlike many sports, rowing has both a fall and spring season. The fall season consists of longer races, while the spring season generally entails more exciting, shorter races. This unique aspect of the sport makes it possible to enjoy rowing nearly year-round.