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WESTFIELD CREW 2017 - 2018 REGISTRATION

Get ready to PULL TOGETHER! 
Registration for Westfield Crew Winter Conditioning and Spring Rowing is now OPEN!
 

Please use our comprehensive Registration Checklist which contains links to everything you need to complete the registration process for either Winter Conditioning or Spring Season or both!. We recommend you also review our newly revised 2017-2018 WHS Crew Team Handbook which contains a "boatload" of detailed information that will answer most, if not all, of your Crew questions.  Click on the table of contents for  information about each activity.


Winter Conditioning

Winter Conditioning

Training begins Monday, November 13, 2017 and runs through Friday, February 16, 2018. Winter Conditioning will be led by our awesome Crew coaches at Westfield High School and is open to all WHS students regardless of whether or not they join the Crew team.


Cost:                            $115 due November 10th

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

                                    Saturday 8:00-10:00am 

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 (https://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

Spring Rowing

On-the-water practice (weather permitting) begins at Bull Run Marina on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 and runs through mid-May.


Cost:     

         $685 due February 16th (*Early bird discount $635 if paid in full by February 1st)

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

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


Practice Schedule:

              Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm

              Saturday 9:00-11:30am (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!


Open Row Days

*** Fall 2017 Open Row Days Have Concluded ***

Open Row Days (formerly known as Green 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.  

Swim Test

The next swim test will be scheduled for early February 2018 -- date and time TBD.

Each first-year participant in crew (novices) must pass the swimming requirement set forth by the Virginia Area Scholastic Rowing Association (VASRA).  Once the test has been passed, it 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 the following:

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

The intent of the test is to ensure Crew participants are able to maintain 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 associated safety equipment.

Test dates are announced on the Westfield Crew 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