SRA participates in several racing events during the MidAtlantic racing season which spans August through October; mainly in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and locally in Central Pennsylvania. Racing provides a goal for novice and seasoned rowers to challenge themselves and to become better rowers. SRA devotes time and energy orienting new members to rowing by offering training courses as a part of initial membership.
SRA routinely participates in the Quaker City Regatta, the Head of the Ohio, King;s Head Regatta and Navy Day Regatta. Other competitions are on an ad hoc basis like the local CPRA Crying Towel Regatta.
SRA comprises about 40 active members who are enthusiastic about rowing; and anxious to share their enthusiasm with others.