On miles of calm, cool water, you'll feel the burn.
With over three miles of unobstructed river surface, glassy stretches of majestic riverway and the fiery support of local rowers, Columbia SC has become the new southern hot spot for rowing teams across the nation.
Here you'll find a year-round temperate oasis. Your crew will quickly warm up to the quiet seclusion of a river basin that's free of sandbanks, rapids or large rocks, slicing through a wide open waterway that's virtually free of jet skis and motorboats. And with the amazing support of Columbia Rowing Club, you'll feel the heat of competitive training.
Scenic waters are conveniently located in a sultry, southern city.
Columbia also offers an exciting urban scene, full of sizzling restaurants and convenient hotels, only minutes from a major airport and interstates. With red-hot access to anywhere you need to be and topped with southern hospitality, hot nightlife and across the board affordability, this capital city is fired up for your team.
Take your team to the next level. Become a part of the hottest rowing destination.
For more information on how Columbia can fire up your crew, contact the Columbia Regional Sports Council.
Prestigious rowing schools have made Columbia the training destination of choice.
Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, Bryn Mawr College, Old Dominion, William & Mary, Tabor Academy, University of Michigan, University of Vermont and more.
What they're saying about Columbia Rowing:
"The hospitality is incredible and the water is the best we have experienced on a training trip. Everyone in Columbia goes out of their way to make you feel welcome."
Coach Dave Reichman, Syracuse University Men's Crew
"The Broad River is a superb body of water. It is protected, wide, one bridge, no development at all, with sufficient length. It's great water to train on."
Coach Gregg Hartsuff, University of Michigan Men's Rowing
Ann Arbor, MI
"Spring training in Columbia, SC has been a wonderful experience for the entire Tabor boys' and girls' teams. The folks at the rowing club have been very helpful and the venue is just sectacular with no other boat traffic. By training in a secluded stretch of water, Tabor's rowers can focus on their training and better prepare for the rigors of the upcoming race season. The weather has been perfect - in the mid 60s to low 70s and the location offers our team plenty of entertainment, and more importantly, foos options after a hard day of training. We look forward to returning."
Coach Noel Pardo, Tabor Academy Crew
"Columbia, South Carolina turned out to be an ideal spot for Georgetown's winter training trip. An easy day's drive from Washington, DC, the Broad River offers a secluded and very well protected 2.5 mile stretch of water, ideal for small boats as weell as eights. To top it off, the members of the Columbia Rowing Club and the people of Columbia were incredibly helpful and generous, and seemed geniunely excited to have us there. We will most certainly be back."
Coach, Georgetown University Men's Rowing