Black Swamp Rowing started up in the Spring of 2015 with 13 athletes who wanted the opportunity to row competitively and gain the experience needed to row at the collegiate level. Black Swamp Rowing, currently, consists of Varsity and Novice Girls, and competes in the fall and spring season. Black Swamp Rowing was able to get their start due to the generosity of many supporters and the dedication of many parents. The teams first season was started from the much appreciated generosity of Gary and Jean Heller, of Whitehouse, Ohio. They purchased a 4+ boat and a trailer for the team. From that one boat season, Black Swamp Rowing has been steadily growing and fundraising which has led to the addition of a second 4+ boat and (2) 8+ boats. The goal of Black Swamp Rowing is to continue to grow the team and purchase additional boats which will give the rowers more opportunities to compete in more regattas.
Black Swamp Rowing is established to provide competitive rowing opportunities for high school athletes in Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan while teaching them to pursue excellence through personal development, ethical and responsible behavior, leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect. Black Swamp Rowing is dedicated to provide all rowers with the level of fitness and the skill set needed to perform at the highest level possible.