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Summer Crew

Summer Crew is a great way to learn to row, build your skills, stay in shape and have fun! Alexandria Crew Boosters offers a variety of six-week, summer rowing programs at the Dee Campbell Rowing Center.

Sessions for and rowing and sculling begin June 27 and run through August 6, 2016. The Open House is held on June 25, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the boathouse, 1 Madison Street. The swim test is on June 25 at 1:00pm at Chinquapin swimming pool. The registration must be done online.

Blue Plains Sprints: The summer season ends with a bang at our summer regatta, the Blue Plains Sprints. The Sprints will be held on the last Saturday August 6, 7:00 am to 9:00 am at the Dee Campbell Rowing Center, where everyone gets a chance to race

Youth Novice Sweep

schedule: 7:00 am – 8:45 am weekdays -- Monday through Friday
eligibility: rising 7th to 12th grader – no experience needed!
fee: $250
description: Novice Sweep, which means one oar per rower, is a learn-to-row program for students rising to 7th through 12th grades. Rowers are grouped by age and ability, and learn the basics of rowing in 8-person shells.
Program Cap: The program is limited to 50 rowers. If more rowers sign up, they will be entered in the wait list.
registration: online

Youth Intermediate Sweep

schedule: 7:00 am – 8:45 am weekdays -- Monday through Friday
eligibility: rising 9th grader – one competitive season of rowing
fee: $250
description: Intermediate Sweep focuses on building rowing skills and technique, as well as strength and endurance.
Program Cap: The program is limited to 25 rowers. If more rowers sign up, they will be entered in the wait list.
registration:

Youth Sculling

schedule: 6:45 am – 8:30 am weekdays -- Monday through Friday
eligibility: two competitive spring seasons of rowing
fee: $250
description: Youth Sculling, where each rower uses two oars, is for high school students with experience sculling or experience in a varsity-level 8 or 4. Scullers will row in quads, doubles and singles.
Program Cap: The program is limited to 40 rowers. If more rowers sign up, they will be entered in the wait list.
registration: online

Adult Novice Sweep - Session 1

schedule: 6:00 am – 7:30 am Monday, Wednesday & Friday
eligibility: no experience needed
fee: $295
registration: online

Adult Novice Sweep - Session 2

schedule: 6:00 am – 7:30 am Tuesday & Thursday -- 7:00 am – 8:30 am Saturday
eligibility: no experience needed
fee: $295
registration: online

FAQ's

1. Can I miss registration or up to a week of the program?
Registration for Summer Crew is only available online. We will not accept in-person registration. We will accept online registrations until our program is full. The programs are meant to be fun and not super competitive. A week missed is no big deal (just let your coach know!) but we cannot offer refunds for missed sessions.

2. Which program is appropriate for a high school rower?
Sculling is for experienced/varsity rowers to learn how to scull or work on their current skills. Intermediate Sweep is for rowers who have at least one competitive year (spring racing season). Novice Sweep is for brand new rowers.

3. Can rowers from other school participate?
Yes!  Rowers can be from any school system and still participate in our program.

4. Do I need a swim test or physical?
Adult rowers can sign a waiver for themselves attesting that they can swim and are healthy enough to participate. Rowers should have physicals on file at their schools and parents will attest that their rowers are in appropriate physical health to row.  Sculling or Intermediate rowers who rowed for TC Williams in the spring do NOT need a new swim test for the summer.  All other rowers (Youth Novices or rowers from other schools) must take the swim test. We will offer swim tests on Saturday, June 25 at 1:00 pm at Chinquapin Recreation Center on King St. next to TC Williams high school. Other times will be arranged for make up testing.

For more information, contact Lexye Hearding.

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