The Steel City Rowing Club
The Steel City Rowing Club (SCRC) began in 1997 and has grown to serve hundreds of youth and adults who try rowing for the exercise and beauty of the sport and who may go on to compete because of the thrill of competition and the chance to row alongside their teammates. The SCRC stands-out because of its geographic location, the results of its rowers, and the sense of responsibility that it engenders.
The SCRC is located mid-way in what the Army Corps of Engineers call “Allegheny River Pool Number 2,” with the Highland Park Bridge on its southern end and the locks at Harmarville at its northern end. This stretch of the river is one of the finest pools of water for rowing in the County because of beautiful, undeveloped wetlands on both sides of the river, relatively low river traffic and few barges to disrupt rowing, and nine full miles of rowing without locks or dams.