Initially started as a small boat pilot program of the Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club in 2000, Clermont Crew and Sculling Club is cruising through it's second decade of independent operation based at the James E. Sauls, Sr. Water Sports Center in East Fork State Park.
Throughout, it has offered summer, fall and winter club training and a cooperative spring scholastic program with Clermont County Public Schools Glen Este, Amelia, Milford, New Richmond, Batavia, Bethel-Tate, Felicity-Franklin, Clermont North Eastern and Goshen, as well as parochial and private schools in the area. It also has attracted home-schooled high school age athletes who are excited by the unique challenge of rowing.
Clermont Crew athletes have won 21 National Championship Medals (including National Champions Bill Martin of New Richmond (M1x), and Andrea Kroner and Karin Fulkerson of Glen Este (WJ2x). They have competed internationally in Mexico, Canada, and in events throughout the midwestern and eastern United States Many athletes have won Midwest Championships over the years, including Matt Maupin who rowed in the first Midwest Championship men's quad in 2001. Four Clermont Crew athletes crowned their 2008 fall season with Championship medals at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tennessee
The crew has welcomed athletes and non-athletes over the years; experience is not necessary nor is a sporting background a predictor of success. The sport is so unique it offers its own challenge to highly motivated individuals who are excited by what has been called "the ultimate team sport."
Clermont Crew provides the challenge that has propelled many area high school athletes to college and beyond. Twelve Clermont Crew seniors have been awarded prized Matt Maupin Scholarships by Carolyn and Keith Maupin for their years of dedication to the crew and commitment to college education.
Others have won scholarships from their colleges based on their athletic, academic and community achievements. All have contributed to their community's enrichment, working hard with their parents to host the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championships on their home course at East Fork (this year for the eighth consecutive year). They are proud to welcome almost 10,000 out of town competitors and fans the second weekend in May to the largest regatta held at East Fork. They are also proud to give back to their community by providing support to the Matt Maupin Welcome Pavilion, unveiled in full operation in 2009 as a state-of-the-art base for the rowing competitions and other public events, large and small, which are hosted in the Park.