Holy Ghost Prep Rowing


Rowing, one of the oldest Olympic sports and the oldest intercollegiate sport in the country, is the newest sport at Holy Ghost, having started in Fall of 2015. The team practices in the fall and spring at Core Creek County Park in Langhorne, PA and in the winter at Holy Ghost. 

Rowing is one of the few sports in which most people have no experience before they come to high school. Anyone can join the crew - if you are willing to work hard!

We race in Philadelphia on the historic Schuylkill River as well as on Mercer Lake and the Cooper River in New Jersey. Fall races are long, timed pieces called "head races." In the spring we compete in the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association against many private and public school teams from around the region, culminating in the City Championships; we then race in the Stotesbury Cup which is the largest high school regatta in the world. Select crews go on to compete at the National Championships. We also travel at least once per year, in the fall or spring, and have smaller dual meets against prestigious local foes like The Lawrenceville School.

Rowing at HGP has two seasons: the spring, which is our main, "championship" season, and fall, which still offers the opportunity to earn a varsity letter but which is secondary to our spring season. You do not have to participate in both seasons (but if you do only one it must be spring). We also offer a full winter conditioning program, soon to be housed in the new Activities Center.


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Holy Ghost Prep's storied speech and debate program recently performed well on a pair of national stages. Brian Gabriele '18 (pictured) received special recognition as a four-time qualifier for NSDA Nationals.
Six former Holy Ghost Prep student-athletes will be inducted into the HGP Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 26. (Photo from the 2018 induction ceremony is courtesy of Catalano Studio)

Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2429 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA 19020
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