WHO WE ARE

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Welcome to Whitemarsh Boat Club!

Whitemarsh Boat Club (WBC) is a Community Rowing Organization dedicated to the advancement of the sport of rowing, located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. WBC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation formed in 2005. The Club was founded to promote the sport of rowing to new and experienced rowers alike; it offers programs and rowing opportunities for sixth graders through seasoned adult veterans.  The club was founded by several “founding mothers” of athletes from Mt. St. Joseph’s Academy. Mary McKenna headed the founders, and served as the Club’s first Board Chair and President.

WBC leases a portion of the Hines Rowing Center property located at 801 Washington Street in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania and provides individual adult memberships as well as a year-round Youth (high school and middle school) program. In the summer WBC hosts a range of camps and programs geared towards everyone from beginners (of any age!) to collegiate athletes preparing for international competition.

The Hines Rowing Center is led by Lois Trench-Hines. In addition to WBC, the Hines Rowing Center houses the scholastic programs of Lower Merion High School, Radnor Girls Crew Club, Germantown Academy, Bryn Mawr College, and Philadelphia University. HRC also currently provides rowing facilities in a separate building at 801 Washington Street for the Mount St. Joseph High School scholastic rowing program. Lois Trench-Hines is well known in the Philadelphia area for her competitive successes from Boathouse Row, her indomitable spirit, and her longtime support of rowing. Lois has been a member of the Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club since 1965, rowed in a quad at the 1973 Moscow World Championships, and serves on the Philadelphia Rowing Society. She is married to George C. Hines, a Dad Vail Champion as well as a former champion crew coach at LaSalle College High School and LaSalle College (University). Lois is the founder and CEO of Meniscus Limited, a medical education and communications company located in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.