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CREW 2018 - 2019 REGISTRATION


**Registration for Westfield Crew Winter Conditioning and Spring Rowing is now OPEN!**

Our comprehensive Registration Checklist contains links to everything you need to complete the registration process for Winter Conditioning or Spring Season or both! We recommend you also review our newly revised 2018-2019 WHS Crew Team Handbook for a "boatload" of details that will answer all of your Crew questions. Click on the table of contents for information about each activity.


Open Row Days (Fall 2018)

Potential rowers/coxswains -- Would you like to experience what it feels like to ROW?   

Current crew team members - Are you feeling withdrawal and need to GET OUT ON THE WATER? 

Sign up now for Open Row Days! 

Open Row Days offer great opportunities for potential rowers/coxswains to see how it feels to be out on the water and for existing rowers/coxswains to get in some practice during the off-season.  All WHS students are welcome to participate but in order to help the coaches organize the boats, we are asking for you to sign up in advance if you plan to attend.  We need at least 8 veteran/returning rowers to sign up on each Saturday to help man the boats.


PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE SIGN UP -- YOU CANNOT GO ON THE WATER WITHOUT COMPLETING ALL THE PAPERWORK!

Open Row Days will run each Saturday in October
(6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th)
from 9:00-11:30am
at Bull Run Marina

*Special Parent Row on October 13th -- For parents who want to experience the challenge of rowing for themselves!  Pack a picnic lunch and plan to stay on the 13th from 11am-12:30pm (after the students finish their Open Row) for a chance to get in a boat and work with the coaches.
 

If you have any questions, please let us know at info@westfieldcrew.org.  We'll see you down at the marina!


Winter Conditioning (2018 - 2019)

What: Training by WHS Crew coaches to get you in optimum physical condition


Winter Conditioning

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 -- Thursday, February 14, 2019


Who: Any WHS student who wants an excellent and affordable conditioning program

            -- Crew team participation NOT required


Cost: $115 for the 3-month program (due November 9th)


Schedule: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday -- 4:00-6:00 pm

   Saturday -- 8:00-10:00 am


For a list of forms and other documentation required to participate, please refer to the Registration Checklist and Sections 6 and 7 of the Team Handbook for further details.


The culminating event of Winter Conditioning, for those who would like to participate, is the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints (www.ergsprints.com) which are held each year in February at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria (nominal registration fee paid by participants). The Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints is the second largest indoor rowing competition in the world with over 1800 athletes participating from over 132 clubs. Very cool!


Spring Rowing Season (2019) 

What: On-the-water practice (weather permitting)

Spring Rowing

    

When: Monday, February 18, 2018 -- mid-May


Where: Bull Run Marina in Clifton


Cost: $685 due February 15th (*Early bird discount $635 if paid in full by Feb. 1st)

            Payment plan available (see Section 8 of the Team Handbook)

            Uniforms for new members cost approx. $120 (ordered separately)


Practice Schedule:   Monday-Friday 4-6pm

                                        Saturday 9-11:30am (until regattas begin at the end of March)

For a list of forms and other documentation required to participate in the Spring Rowing Season, please refer to the Registration Checklist and Sections 6 and 7 of the Team Handbook for more details. Also, be sure to review our Team Policies in Section 4 -- this is required for registration.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT NO ONE MAY PARTICIPATE IN ON-THE-WATER PRACTICE UNTIL ALL FORMS ARE TURNED IN AND REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE.  PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO MAKE ANY EXCEPTIONS.***

As part of the registration process, we also want to remind all our wonderful crew parents that we still need several volunteers to fill our Team Support Positions. This helps you fill your team Volunteer Requirements and is a fabulous way to contribute to the overall success of the Crew Team! Please refer to our website for more information and to sign up Volunteer.

Please feel free to contact the Registrar at registrar@westfieldcrew.org or the Crew Board at info@westfieldcrew.org if you have any questions.

We are looking forward to an awesome Crew Season and can't wait to see you all in training and out on the water!


Swim Test

Swim Test
Date: Jan/Feb TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Cub Run Rec Center
Registration: Swim Test Sign-Up

Each first-year participant in crew (novices) must pass the swimming requirement set forth by the Virginia Area Scholastic Rowing Association (VASRA).  Once passed, the test does not have to be retaken in subsequent years.  For safety reasons, failure to meet this requirement may prevent participation in crew.

The test consists of:

  • Swim 100 yards using any stroke or combination of strokes without stopping (there is no time limit)
  • Tread water for two minutes.

The test ensures Crew participants are able to sustain themselves in the water in the event they fall out of the boat for any reason. Rowers do not wear life jackets while rowing and must be able to sustain themselves until help arrives. While on the water, either at practice or at regattas, coaches or judges are in motorized launches with life jackets for each rower and other safety equipment.

Test dates are announced on this website and are typically scheduled in the fall and winter.  Alternatively, you can make your own arrangements with a certified lifeguard using this form: Swim Test Form