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Buffalo River Rowing Club Masters

Team Administrator: Meg Lauerman

Head Coach- Hilary Epes-Oballim


To enroll in the BRRC Masters team,

please follow the steps below:


1. New rowers complete the Masters Application (link below instructions). Head Coach will accept and/or communicate back to you.

2. Go back to the Membership tab, become a Member of Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association (General, Family, Sustaining, Gold or Platinum).

We ask that you please consider becoming a Sustaining Member. This annual membership helps us keep Rowing Program Dues affordable for our community and the BSRA vision for sustainability and growth alive.

3. New Rowers will receive an email from the BSRA to register for the BRRC program.

Or Returning BRRC Masters Rowers will be given link to Registration through a team communication.

Program Dues = $450/yr (or Payment Plan offered- $50 downpayment + reoccurring $50/month for 8 months. Withdrawals on 15th of each month. All payments must be made by December 31, 2020.)

4. 2020 BRRC Team fee = $250 (fee goes towards paying the coaches and adding to our equipment fund). Payment can be made via one of the following below:

  • PayPal ( or Venmo (@brrcmasters). 
  • For questions about the Team Fee contact Meg Lauerman or Diane Reedy, BRRC Treasurer,

5. Watch USRowing Safety video

6. Fill out the BSRA Swim Ability Statement or complete a one-time swim test with a Certified Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor. One should be able to swim 150 yards in a competent manner and remain afloat for at least 5 minutes.

7. Contact Head Coach, Hilary Epes-Oballim ( and join practice!

Winter 2020 Schedule

January 6th- March 8th

Mondays 12-1pm or  6-7pm

Wednesdays 6:15-7:15am, 12-1pm  or  6-7pm

Thursdays 12-1pm or 6-7pm

Fridays 12-1pm

Sundays 7:45-9am

Once you are a member of BSRA and BRRC, you will be added to our TeamSnap  account and given the Doodle link to sign up for practices.

Coached sessions will be canceled if attendance is lower than 5 people. Open erging will be available, time is TBD.

If you wish to join a workout program prior to the BRRC Masters season starts on January 6th, please sign up for the Adult Erg Classes through December! Sign up here:

Winter Training Location: 1270 Niagara Street (enter through single glass door at corner of Auburn and Niagara).
Parking: On Niagara St for Street parking, Auburn along the 1270 building or surrounding side streets. Do not park in Resurgence Parking lot.

On-the-Water Schedule 2020

March 9th to September 27th

Mondays 5:45-8pm

Wednesdays 5:45-8pm

Thursdays 5:45-8pm

Saturdays 6:45-8:45am (Select Competitive ONLY)

Sundays 6:45-9am

September 28th- November 2nd

Mondays 5:45-7:15pm

Wednesdays 5:45-7:15pm

Thursdays 5:45-7:15pm

Saturdays 7-8:45am (Select Competitive ONLY)

Sundays 7-9:15am

If rowers need an extra rowing day, they are welcome to volunteer for any and all Adult Learn to Row practices and attend Open Erging.

Guest rower?

If you are a prospective Masters rower, please contact the Team Administrator or Head Coach to schedule a day to observe practice and visit the boathouse.

We always welcome visiting rowers from other teams, join us for a practice for $20.


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