PCRA’s Masters Program offers learn to row, intermediate and competitive programs for rowers of all skill levels in Westchester and the Sound Shore communities.  We teach the rules of rowing and respect for the water, boat, crew and others.  We are committed to building a stronger rowing community in the Westchester and the Sound Shore areas by providing access to the rowing course on the Orchard Beach Lagoon out of a new boathouse on Glen Island.  The PCRA Masters program is open to all, no matter experience or age and regardless of whether one’s interest is to compete  or simply to learn row as a healthy recreational activity.


JanewebphotoJane Detwiler is head coach of PCRA’s Masters program. She holds a USRowing Level III Coaching Certification. Additionally, Jane was certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a personal trainer. Jane’s past work as a trainer informs her coaching style.

Jane comes to PCRA from Wichita State University where she was the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Rowing Coach.

Sesason highlights include a 2nd place at SIRA, Men’s Novice 4+, 2013 and 1St place, Head of the Oklahoma, Men’s Novice 8+, 2013, 2014.

Prior to Wichita, Jane was the assistant women’s rowing coach at Drake University in Des Moines. In 2012, she helped the Drake team win the MAAC Conference Championship, and helped coach the varsity four to a first-ever gold medal at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia.

Before moving to Des Moines, Jane coached high schools teams in Wilmington, Delaware. As the head coach at Concord High School, she helped crews achieve strong finishes at the Head of the Schuylkill, Head of the Charles, and Philadelphia City Championships. While coaching the novices at St. Mark’s High School, she led the novice girls’ four to a third place finish at the Mid-Atlantic Regional District Championships in May, 2010.

Her personal post college rowing accolades include: 1st place, Canadian Royal Henley Regatta, Senior Women’s 8+, 2000; 2nd place, USRowing Club National Championship, Women’s Senior 8+, 2000; 2nd place, USRowing Club National Championship, Women’s Intermediate 4x, 2002 and 3rd place, USRowing Club National Championship, Women’s Senior 8+, 2001

Jane rowed in the varsity 8+ for four years at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, winning three State Championships in 1998 through 2000, the Champion International Regatta in 1999, and participating in the Women’s Henley Regatta in England in 1998. For three years, 1999, 2000, and 2001, her Division III team was invited to row in the NCAA Division I National Championships.

She graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2001 with a degree in political science.