Access to the Congaree, Saluda, & Broad Rivers
With over three miles of unobstructed river surface, glassy stretches of majestic riverway and the support of local rowers, Columbia, SC has become a real 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.
Rowers' Training Destination of Choice
Columbia also offers an exciting urban scene, only minutes from a major airport and interstates. With access to anywhere you need to be and topped with southern hospitality, hot nightlife and across the board affordability, this capital city is ready for your team.
For more information on how Columbia can help your crew, contact Experience Columbia SC Sports.
Prestigious rowing schools have made Columbia the training destination of choice.
Carnegie Mellon University
Bryn Mawr College
William & Mary
University of Michigan
University of Vermont
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 spectacular 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, food options after a hard day of training. We look forward to returning."
Coach Noel Pardo, Tabor Academy Crew