About Us

UMass Lowell Rowing is a varsity club sport open to both men and women that represents UMass Lowell at races across the Northeast. The team recruits both high school rowers and walk-on athletes. The team trains six days a week out of the UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse, located on the Merrimack River in Lowell, MA. UMass Lowell competes at regattas such as Head of the Charles, the New England Rowing Championships and the Dad Vail Regatta in Phildelphia, PA. 

No Experience Necessary

Many members of the team are walk-ons and had never rowed before attending UMass Lowell. Those in their first year of the sport are placed in the category of "Novice" and only race with and against other novice rowers. Generally, rowers are tall with a background in cardio-based sports. We are actively seeking athletes who are 6'2"+ for men, and 5'8"+ for women. We also recruit those who are shorter but fit enough to make up the difference.

UML Rowing is also seeking those for the position of coxswain, which is the person who steers a boat and directs the rowers. Coxswains are on the smaller side (110 lbs for women, 120 lbs for men) and possess strong leadership qualities. Those who are interested in becoming a coxswain must be able to follow directions closely and make decisions quickly.

All interested candidates should email the head coach at                                    

High School Applicants

If you are a high school rower or coxswain who is interested in rowing for UMass Lowell, please fill out the athlete information form and submit it by email to or complete, print, and send it to: David Cormier, 100 Pawtucket Street, Lowell MA 01854. ATTN: Rowing.