About UDMC

The University of Delaware Men’s Crew Team is a Club Rowing program that represents the University of Delaware in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges as well as the American Collegiate Rowing Association. Under the direction of head coaches Chuck Crawford and Joe Kleiman and with the assistance of freshmen coaches Phil Kleiman, Russell Garrett and Dan Salerno, UDMC operates similar to elite varsity rowing programs, club in name alone. This nationally ranked program offers its athletes opportunities for competition throughout the fall and spring seasons including Head of the Charles Regatta, Dad Vail Regatta, ACRA Championship, and the potential to compete in the Henley Royal Regatta.

Potential Athletes,

If you are a high school rower or coxswain and would like to find out more information on how you could row or cox for Delaware, fill out our recruitment form by clicking the recruiting tab or contact the recruiting officer at recruit@delawarecrew.com.


As a UDMC parent your support is greatly valued. For information on how you can participate in stocking the food tent for our athletes and guests at races, please contact senior parent Mary LaChant at lachant-mary@CooperHealth.edu

Thank you for visiting our website, be sure to follow us on twitter @delawarecrew to stay up to date on the most recent news and results!

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UDMC Season Opener: Lights vs. Georgetown Heavies vs. Lehigh

This past weekend, the Lightweight squad traveled to Washington, D.C. to race the Georgetown University lightweights. Saturday morning on the Potomac River brought a fair current, brisk temperatures, and calm water. The first race of the day consisted of Georgetown and Delaware’s 2nd Varsity 8’s, as well as Delaware’s Freshman 8. The Delaware 2V asserted …

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Head of the Occoquan

The University of Delaware Men’s Heavyweight and Freshman Lightweight crews competed at the Head of the Occoquan in Fairfax Virginia. With slightly chilly weather, the Varsity and JV Heavyweight boats began the day with both racing in the Championship 8 category. The Varsity had an impressive win defeating over 30 competitors with Saint Joseph University coming …

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Lights at Princeton Chase and Heavies at The Head of the Schuylkill

The University of Delaware Men’s Crew team experienced yet another successful weekend of racing at The Head of the Schuylkill Regatta and the Princeton Chase. On Saturday, the Heavyweights traveled up to Philadelphia to compete in the Novice 8, Club 8, and Championship 8 events. The Freshman squad fielded three boats in the Frosh/Novice 8 …

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Varsity Crews Achieve Unprecedented Results at The Head of the Charles

This year’s Head of the Charles marked the 50th anniversary for the famous regatta. Such a monumental year for both the regatta and the rowing community called for results of the same caliber from the University of Delaware crews. The team sent two boats up to Boston for the regatta.  The Varsity Heavyweight 8 competed …

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Delaware Crew Opens Its Fall Season With a Successful Navy Day Regatta

The University of Delaware Men’s Crew team traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to compete in the Navy Day Regatta on the Schuylkill River.  Both a tail wind and tail current called for some relatively fast conditions. The Freshman/Novice squad welcomed the opportunity to compete in their first collegiate race.  For some, it was an opportunity to experience …

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UDMC is Looking for Walk-On-Rowers, No Experience Necessary!

  After a championship season, the Delaware Men’s Crew Team is looking for novice rowers for the upcoming 2014-15 seasons. No prior experience is necessary; just a willingness to train in strength and endurance. The majority of our team is composed of walk-ons and as a novice you will be taught all the elements of rowing. …

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