Niskayuna Rowing is a non-profit organization that supports and enhances the rowing programs it administers, promotes education, recreation and health, and fosters athletic development within a competitive environment for junior and adult rowers.(Adopted June 14, 2012)


Originally called the Niskayuna Crew Club, Niskayuna Rowing was organized in April, 1987 when juniors Alyson Kuntz and Jennett Vosburgh recruited Nan Kuntz, Niskayuna teacher, and Matt Hopkins, Union College rower, to help get the club on the water. During the first spring, 30 eager Niskayuna students took turns practicing in a wooden shell made in 1950 that was purchased for $1.00 with a set of borrowed wooden oars. By the later '90's, there were as many as 130 team members rowing daily out of a bay added to the Aqueduct Boat House by Niskayuna parents in 1992.

Our partnership with the Niskayuna Central School District (NCSD) took a step forward on April 25, 2005 when the Board of Education voted to recognize Friends of Niskayuna Crew Club as an outside, school-related group for insurance coverage.  Since 2005 we have evolved as an organization and a partner with NCSD.  Niskayuna Rowing, Incorporated is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization doing business as Friends of Niskayuna Rowing.  The following chart serves to clarify the roles and relationship between our organization and Niskayuna Central School District.

Mailing Address:  Friends of Niskayuna Rowing  ~  PO Box 9357 ~ Niskayuna, NY 12309-0357

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