Upper Merion Boat Club

P.O. Box 238

Bridgeport, PA 19405


The Upper Merion Boat Club is located on the Schuylkill River in Montgomery County Pennsylvania, about 15 miles northwest of the famous Philadelphia Boathouse Row.

The section of the Schuylkill River we row is upstream of our boathouse, towards the Route 422 bridge near Valley Forge Park. It is more protected than the lower Schuylkill, leading to lots of beautiful flat water. The typical club row is about 6.5 miles total. Members may row when personally convenient and river conditions permit. A popular time to get out on the water is early morning; catching the sunrise and getting a workout before the workday begins.

The club was chartered in September 1986 and has about 85 active members comprising former high school and college rowers, students home for the summer, and those who took up the sport as adults. Members row for many reasons including fitness, the pleasure of the outdoors, social interaction, technique improvement and competition.


The club is also the proud host and sponsor of the annual King's Head Regatta.  Now in its 36th year, it attracts a wide variety of clubs, schools and individual competitive rowers. 


Interested rowers are welcome to contact us at commodore@uppermerionboatclub.com to learn more about the club.

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