The Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1865 by the Religious Order of the Sacred Heart, the school is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Committed to the principles and educational philosophy set forth by its founder, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, and grounded in spiritual, intellectual, moral, and social values, Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr is an academically and religiously diverse community that focuses on the individual student. Visit the school's website HERE.
Sacred Heart Crew began in 2000 when two Upper School students took to the waters of the Schuylkill River in a double. Over the years, Sacred Heart Crew has grown and now competes in the major regional sculling events including the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association Manny Flicks, the Philadelphia City Championships, the Stotesbury Cup Regatta and the SRAA National Championship Regatta. We row out of Vesper Boat Club on Boathouse Row. In 2013, we introduced a Middle School Rowing Program to introduce 7th and 8th graders to the sport. Crew at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is organized and managed by the Sacred Heart Rowing Association. To learn more about SHRA, click HERE.
Crew (kru) n. 1. a sport practiced in rowing boats where the participants willfully awake before dawn and run to practice where they spend one to two hours sitting on a hard wood seat and pull on oars to such a level as to cause their bodies to go into oxygen debt, resulting in the formation of lactic acid in their blood, which causes substantial pain and discomfort in all major muscle groups. This activity is usually performed as often as possible in the name of fun, and is conducted under the demonic supervision of a person called "Coach" with the help of his/her trained servant named "coxswain"; n. 2. the only sport that originated as a form of punishment.