Patrick Flynn is seen here with his parents, Tom and Joanne.

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Patrick Flynn will trade the Schuylkill for the Lehigh River when he becomes a rower for Lehigh University next year.

Patrick began rowing with the Conshohocken Rowing Center in eighth grade, and also played varsity basketball for Plymouth Whitemarsh. He was a team captain this year, and in his junior and senior years with the team, the boys won the Suburban One League Title and made District playoffs.

He enjoys rowing because it is challenging and a sport that requires teamwork, leadership, and communication. When he gets to Lehigh, he is hoping to further develop these skills.

“(I am looking forward to) bonding with the new team, getting on the water each day, and competing at a high level,” he said.

High school has prepared him for the college level because of the challenging and rigorous experiences he had both inside and outside the classroom. Along with basketball and rowing, Patrick has been a member of the Ronald McDonald Club, the International Baccalaureate Programme, and the National Honor Society. He will study business at Lehigh.