Rowing is student sport number 1. It is one of the few sports that you can start with at a later age and still reach the top! But it is also a lot of fun at a less competitive level: just chilling outside, on the water of the river Amstel. USC works together with two rowing associations: AASR Skøll en ASR Nereus.
If you like a full sportive and social life next to your studies, Skøll is the rowing association that you want to join. Skøll is one of the best and biggest student rowing associations in the Netherlands and can give you all those things that make a student’s life better: rowing and an active social life.
At Skøll, you can train at different levels. During the introduction period, you and your rowing crew will learn the basics from an experienced team of coaches. Depending on your talent and ambition, you decide what level suits you. If you row competitively, you’ll row against crews from all over the Netherlands as well as foreign crews.
Skøll has a big fleet as well as two professional coaches and a physiotherapist. That is why rowers at Skøll can grow into top athletes. After the Olympics in Athens, five Skøll rowers came home with a medal.
Skøll can’t go without its active rowers and active members. The biggest rowing competitions as well as the best student parties are organized by them. Make friends and find your place in Amsterdam, join Skøll! There’s no initiation rituals at Skøll.
At Nereus, you get sports and a social life in one. At the Amstel, Nereus throws the best parties and trains the best rowers. Nereus has 800 members and more than 300 first year members each year.
Nereus is rowing. Both for fun as well as on an Olympic level, everyone can train at Nereus. Nereus rowers received several Olympic and World Championship titles and Nereus is one of the top rowing associations at national level. Nereus is the number 1 winner of the Varsity, the student rowing competition of the year, and the first year crews tend to do very well in the yearly national ranking.
This does not mean that only top talent can join Nereus. Most of its members row at a less competitive level and join the association for its social activities. There’s weekly drinks on Thursdays and several events that are organized by Nereus members.
Nereus has an introduction period of six weeks. You’ll be placed in a first year crew in which you’ll learn the basics of rowing from experienced rowers and get to know Nereus. The introduction period has a lot of activities, such as drinks, a dinner and a camp.