Are you interested in a new sport, but hesitant to commit without trying it? If you want to spend time on the water, be part of tight-knit team, make lasting friends of all grades and ages, and stay fit while doing it all, rowing is the sport for you!
Cox Crew Club offers two “try-it” sessions for rising ninth graders and current high school students to try rowing before they try out. Click HERE for details.
Coach Evans quoted in this article on the new floating dock at The Narrows.
Check out our Summer Camp & Collegiate Rowing page for camp and recruiting information. Camp links have been updated!
The 2012-2013 Cox Crew Scrapbook is now available on the Rower's Tab - Shutterfly frequently has deals on books and free shipping (No need to ever pay full price!)
Check out VESPOLI's offer on Single Scull packages
Parents of Returning Rowers for 2013-2014 Season - Please take a moment to visit the Parents Tab to see the Committee Leadership positions that have yet to be filled. We're looking for willing and able parents to fill key leadership vacancies in Boat Building, Fundraising, Overnight Regatta and Safety. Also looking for someone to take over as the Auxiliary Chairman for the spring season!
Head of the Charles 2012 Action Highlights
See Coach race at Mathews, May 2012
TODAY Show hosts learn to row!
Chair: Tom Nicholas
Vice Chair: Joanne Fish
Secretary: Alisa Muriano
Treasurer: Cathy Combs
Sponsor: Steve Kremers
Coach: Bill Evans
Past Chair: Lynn Schug
Past Chair: Laura Rupp
Spring Chair: Open
The pain is like a glowing fire poker.
Wherever it touches your muscles they begin to sear and burn, giving you no other choice but to keep pushing. You can't trick your mind into thinking it will go away; you've been rowing too long to be that naive. The only way it will end is to cross the finish line. The only way you will cross that finish line is if you press harder.
As my resolve starts to shatter, my coxwain, the steersman of the boat, breaks my train of thought. She calls for a Power Ten. Ten of the hardest strokes you can manage. In that moment I feel infinite power. Life can throw any challenge in front of me, and I know I can take it because of one simple reason: I am a Rower.
Being a Rower is more than handling an oar. It is knowing that any pain you endure is only temporary. It is understanding the elements of the pain you endure, and reveling in it. It means you have found an indescribable way of dispensing emotions. It is putting your stress into the water, allowing that water to become your problems and letting the oar blade force them away. It is putting all of your frustration out in the open. It is stepping out of the boat at the end of the race, and leaving all your problems behind.
Then in a moment, my pain fades away. Numbness takes over. Just a little further. Screams pound my ears as we reach our goal. Then I hear the most miraculous of sounds: the high-pitched squeal of a beep, signaling our crossing the finish line. Exhaling jagged breaths, I reallize that despite the pain, I would give anything to go back and do it all over again.
Class of 2012
The Rowers’ CodeTM
1. Always do What’s Best for the Team
2. Give Every Seat Equal Value
3. Carry Your Load
Responsibility and Accountability
4. Balance the Boat
Organizational and Self-Awareness
5. Stay in Sync
6. Lead by Example
7. Keep Everything in the Boat