Welcome to Westfield High School Crew

Westfield Crew is a co-ed club team out of Westfield High School in Chantilly, Virginia.  It is a self-funded Varsity sport.  Our dedicated team of rowers consists of close to one hundred male and female athletes from Freshman through Seniors.  We've had many of our rowers receive scholarships to row at the University level.

The crew season begins in January with the optional winter conditioning held at the Cub Run Rec Center.  In March, team practice begins at the in earnest at the Bull Run Marina on the Occoquan Reservoir.

The team competes in VASRA Regattas from March through May mostly at Sandy Run Marina (also on the Occoquan), and in other locations including the Potomac.

Westfield Crew is a competitive, inclusive, high school rowing program accessible to all students.   Participating promotes self confidence, academic excellence, team building, healthy living, and physical stamina in our student athletes.  If you are interested in Westfield Crew, we are interested in you!

The Realities of Rowing in Fairfax County Schools

Rowing is a great sport that welcomes all students who are willing to work hard.  Many rowers never touch an oar until they get to college and we are very fortunate to have a program at Westfield High School.

Although we have received support from the Westfield Athletic Boosters Club (WABC), we receive absolutely no funding from the state, county or school because we are sanctioned as a club sport, not a Virginia High School League (VHSL) sport.  We must raise every cent we spend for boats, oars, coaches, marina fees (including boat storage), entry fees, organizational dues, snacks, and more.  We keep our fees as low as we can, but we can only do that by extensive fund raising.   It is only with the support of past, present and future rowers and their families that we are able to sustain such a promising program.  

We hope that your child learns to love rowing as our children have.  It is a sport that requires true teamwork and builds lifelong friendships. It can open doors for your child and for you - welcome to Westfield Crew.

Recent Announcements

  • Oct 3 Open House Postponed to Oct 10
    We need the team to come to the marina this Saturday 3 Oct (8:30-11:00) to move the boats and tie down everything before the big storm. 

    Rescheduled Open House date 10 Oct (8:30am-11:0) to introduce the potential new rowers to the sport of rowing/ 

    Green Days (Free Rowing Days) 10/6 - 10/31 
    Come to the marina on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 - 5:45 pm and Saturdays from 7:30 - 10 am (Rowers can participate in up to 12 Green Days) and get out on the water with the coaches. This is off-season rowing for free!
    Posted Oct 2, 2015, 5:43 AM by WCBC Webmaster
  • Registration
    Follow this link to Registration for free Green Days and Winter Conditioning:

    Posted Oct 2, 2015, 5:30 AM by WCBC Webmaster
  • Oct 1st Interest Meeting Presentation
    Posted Oct 1, 2015, 9:03 AM by WCBC Webmaster
  • Upcoming Dates
    Tonight, 10/1, is the General Interest Meeting for Westfield Crew. Anyone interested in rowing (spread the word) and all experienced rowers are asked to attend at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Come out and learn about crew, ask questions to the experienced rowers and coaches. See you there!

    Saturday's 10/3 Open House at Bull Run Marina has been cancelled due to the impending storms. 

    All current team members are asked to come to the marina at 8:30 am Saturday, 10/3, to help Coaches secure the equipment and reload the shells into the boathouse. All hands needed to ensure none of our equipment is damaged in the storm.

    Open House Rescheduled for 10/10
    Please join us for an open house at Bull Run Marina on Saturday, 10/10, 8:30 - 11:30 am. This will also be a Green Day / Free Rowing day. We welcome anyone interested in the program and all experienced rowers are encouraged to attend and help show new people around and answer questions.

    Free Fall Rowing (Green Days) Begin 10/06/15
    Registration information will follow soon in a separate email. Green Days, or free fall rowing, will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays in October from 3:45 - 5:45 pm and Saturdays from 7:30 - 10:00 am. Team members are allowed to participate in 12 of these off-season rowing days. New rowers welcome after registering and completing a swim test. The swim test is tentatively scheduled for Sunday 10/4, details to follow.
    Posted Oct 1, 2015, 9:01 AM by WCBC Webmaster
  • General Interest Meeting October 1st
    Hope the school year is off to a good start! It may only be September but Crew has a lot of important dates and events coming up. Please sign up to volunteer where you can, and be at any and all interest meetings, Green Days and wherever else you can.

    Saturday 9/26 - 8:30 - around 11:00 am :
    Coach Tom needs some volunteers (rowers or parents) to help move things back into the boathouse that were moved out for renovations.

    Thursday 10/1 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm:
    GENERAL INTEREST MEETING - Cafeteria. Please join us as we go over details of this year's winter conditioning and spring season. Help welcome new rowers and interested students and answer their questions. Pass this on to friends or lower classmen who may be interested. Everyone welcome.

    Saturday 10/3 - 8:30 - 11:30 - Bull Run Marina Open House (first green day)
    The boathouse will be open for interested rowers to see how things work at the marina. Rowers are needed to show people around and help answer questions.

    Green Days (Free Rowing Days) 10/3 - 10/31
    Come to the marina on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 - 5:45 pm and Saturdays from 7:30 - 10 am (Rowers can participate in up to 12 Green Days) and get out on the water with the coaches. This is off-season rowing for free!

    Sunday, 10/11 Parking Volunteers Needed
    Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4eabae2da02-occoquan3
    Earn voluteer points for the 15-16 season. This is an important fundraiser for the team as we are reimbursed for providing help with parking at the Occoquan Chase (Sandy Run Marina). This is also a great opportunity to see a collegiate regatta. Cheer on the Bulldog Alumni rowing for their colleges.

    Saturday, 10/31
    Watch future email for sign up for another chance to earn volunteer points parking at a college regatta on the Occoquan.

    Winter Conditioning starts 11/9 - details to follow soon.
    Posted Sep 25, 2015, 4:43 AM by Kristen Wilkinson
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