Sneak Peek Week to try Indoor Youth Rowing – starts Monday (only $10)


We are adding another intro week of youth rowing to make up for the Snow Days this week. Starts Monday!

If you are in grades 6-12 and looking for a spring sport then this is your chance to give rowing a try for a week for just $10. Five days of indoor rowing at our indoor rowing studio at Revolution Mill – you can come to one practice or all five. Just register and show up. It is that easy!

This spring up to 70 high school and middle school students will be part of our competitive rowing program at Lake Brandt. This Sneak Peek will give you a head start on learning about rowing to see if the sport is for you.

No experience necessary but you must be able to swim as a safety precaution if you join the team. Participants must be at least 12 years of age.

WHAT? Sneak Peek Week is one week of indoor rowing, where students will become acquainted with the Concept II rowing machine (called ‘ergs’) and learn the technique needed for rowing in racing boats on the water.

WHEN:
Monday – Friday (January 22-26).

Start either week on any of these days and row with our youth squad for any or all of these days for just $10.  Arrive at 4:30pm. We finish at 6pm.

WHERE? Revolution Mill: 1150 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro.

COST? Bring $10 cash or check payable to “Greensboro Crew”

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Also, be sure to have a parent sign the waiver and swim form certifying that you can swim. These can be downloaded on this page. Bring these forms with you.

Also bring the following:
• sneakers and normal athletic attire
• water bottle

Questions? Just email Coach at contact@greensborocrew.com

 

Greensboro Crew youth rowers at Revolution Mill.

 

Sneak Peek Week to Try Indoor Rowing

If you are in grades 6-10, and maybe looking for a spring sport then this is your chance to give rowing a try for free. Five days of indoor rowing at our indoor rowing studio at Revolution Mill – you can come to one practice or all five. Just register and show up. It is that easy!

This spring up to 70 high school and middle school students will be part of our competitive rowing program at Lake Brandt. This Sneak Peek will give you a head start on learning about rowing to see if the sport is for you.

No experience necessary but you must be able to swim as a safety precaution if you join the team. Participants must be at least 12 years of age.

WHAT? Sneak Peek Week is one week of indoor rowing, where students will become acquainted with the Concept II rowing machine (called ‘ergs’) and learn the technique needed for rowing in racing boats on the water.

WHEN:
Week One: Monday – Friday, (January 8-12) .
Week Two: Monday – Friday (January 15-19).

Start either week on any of these days and row with our youth squad for any or all of these days for just $10.  Arrive at 4:30pm. We finish at 6pm.

WHERE? Revolution Mill: 1150 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro.

COST? Bring $10 cash or check payable to “Greensboro Crew”

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Also, be sure to have a parent sign the waiver and swim form certifying that you can swim. These can be downloaded on this page. Bring these forms with you.

Also bring the following:
• sneakers and normal athletic attire
• water bottle

Questions? Just email Coach at contact@greensborocrew.com

 

 

Open House: Indoor Rowing for adults on Thursday this Week at 6pm at Revolution Mill

Greensboro Crew is delighted to announce an Open House at 6pm on Thursday of this week at its indoor rowing studio in Revolution Mill.

The Open House will give adults an opportunity to go through a typical indoor rowing workout with the team. The workout will conclude by 7:30pm on each evening.

Location: 1150 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro.

Participants should wear athletic wear they would typically wear to a gym.

Registration is now Open for the Greensboro adult Winter Indoor Rowing Season, which starts on November 28, 2017 at Revolution Mill. 

No prior rowing experience is necessary. Indoor rowing is suitable for adults of all ages. 

“The purpose of indoor rowing is to foster healthy living in a fun team environment for adults through the wonderful sport of rowing,” says club organizer Gene Kininmonth. “This is a wonderful community of adults all encouraging each other to be the best they can be. The highlight of the winter indoor season will be the opportunity for all rowers to participate in the 2018 124C Erg Sprints in Jamestown, NC.

Format: Participants with no prior experience will start with a learn-to-row format.  As technique and stamina improve, a more competitive format will be adopted. Wear what you would normally wear to a gym and bring a water bottle.

Dates and Times: Participants may sign up for either weekday or weekend sessions or Unlimited. Note, there will be no indoor rowing during the weeks of Thanksgiving or Christmas. 

Weekday (Tuesday & Thursday): 6pm – 7:30pm. $200. Clinic begins Tuesday, November 28 and ends Thursday, January 25.

Weekend (Saturday & Sunday): Saturday 7:30am – 9am and Sunday 8am – 9:30am. Clinic begins Saturday, December 2 and concludes Sunday January 28.

Unlimited – all the above practice times for one price of $250!

Location: 1150 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro. Participants must have registered in advance. New participants should email Coach Gene before their first class contact@greensborocrew.com

Greensboro Crew Hosts High Point for Combine Event at Lake Brandt

Lake Brandt, Greensboro, NC – What was initially scheduled as a duel between HPG rowing programs in High Point and Greensboro became a ‘combine’ scrimmage for the two clubs instead on Saturday.

“Coach Lisa Schlenker and I looked at the results from the Fall season so far and we asked how could we best use this opportunity of having the two clubs together?” says High Point head coach Gene Kininmonth.

The answer was merging the squads for a series of scrimmages so that rowers could could learn from each other.

Ten eight-oared crews launched on Saturday morning, which included two boys varsity boats, three girls varsity boats, two middle school eights and three Masters eights. The various squads raced each other four times over a 900 meter distance.

Several seat changes were made between the crews after each race.

“This was a very successful morning of rowing,” concluded Kininmonth after racing. We had a short window of opportunity to get a lot of work in on the water today and we accomplished that.”

The coaches expect the two clubs will hold a similar event in the spring to select crews prior to USRowing’s Southeast Regional Championships scheduled to be held in Sarasota, Florida.

Home colors of both rowing squads from High Point and Greensboro were evident in all crews at the October ‘Combine’ on Lake Brandt.

It was a perfect Fall morning for rowing on Lake Brandt for the October Combine with High Point.

Notes from September Parent Meeting

 

September 9, 2017

Please feel free to call Coach Gene at (336-257-9009) or email contact@greensborocrew.com with questions.

Practice Times:

All practices are at Lake Brandt starting until October .

High School Students
M-F 4:30-6:15 and Saturday 9:00-11:00

Middle School Students
M, Th 4:30 to 6:15 and Saturday 9:00 -11:00

  • Please have your rower to practice on time. If you are running late due to traffic, please text one of the team student leaders.
  • Please be prompt for pick up. Practice ends at 6:15.

Dues: Most of you have paid – Thank you!

Returning High School Students $545.00

New High School Rowers $455.00

Middle School $385.00

Please pay online or make check payable to Greensboro Crew.  

GENERAL INFORMATION

General Guidelines:

  • Parents, please do not walk over to the boats or “join in” the circle. We like for the team to facilitate practice without much adult intrusion.
  • Please keep clear of boat handling. Do not walk down to the ramp when boats are launching or recovering.
  • Masters row on Monday and Wednesday evenings.  Please be aware they will be near the boats warming up and recovering the boats when the kids come in from practice. It appears chaotic but it is very organized.
  • Please do not try to have you rower leave practice early-they are out on the water and coming in early is not practical.

Clothing for Practices:

  • Water bottle – please be sure your rower brings one to each practice
  • Rowers should wear athletic clothing-t-shirts, spandex, tight fitting clothes.  Loose clothes can and will be caught in the slide causing a problem.
  • Rowers should wear flip-flops or sandals to practice.
  • Socks: rowers should bring a pair of socks to wear while they row.
  • Sweat Shirts or jackets may be needed as we get deeper into Fall.

Forms:

  • Swim form/waiver: New Rowers are asked to complete a set of forms and return immediately.  Swim forms and waivers must be completed once.  Returning rowers whose parents completed the forms in the past do not need to resubmit.
  • Medical/insurance form: this is an online form which will be emailed to all parents next week. This form must be completed prior to the first race.
  • USRowing waiver: this is completed online each year by a parent and costs $6.75. I will send you this link. You can click the link and see if your child is current.

Weather:

  • “If we are not sure – we stay on shore.”
  • Practice may be shortened or canceled depending on the weather.  Lisa and I will maintain a watchful eye on the forecast.
  • An email and text alert will be sent out by 3:00 if the practice is canceled.
  • Coaches will monitor the weather via radar apps while on the water. At the first sound of thunder or first sighting of lightning, we head in to shore, no questions asked. Safety is always priority.

Regattas & Events: see the website for details

    • September 16, 2017 Anniversary Row – Oak Hollow Lake. All Rowers. This is an important event for the club as an anniversary. But more importantly for the new rowers, this is their first chance to cut their teeth in a racing scenario. This is where they will probably make lots of mistakes and learn a great deal from these mistakes in an event where the results don’t really mean much. After the races there is a potluck brunch for all parents and rowers. 
    • Fall Dance 6-10pm. $10 pay at door. High school rowers bring an appetizer. Middle school rowers bring a dessert. 124C Wade Street, Jamestown.
    • September 30, 2017  High Point Autumn Rowing Festival  at Oak Hollow Lake-All rowers
    • October 14, 2017 Head of the James, Richmond, VA -All Rowers Bus trip.
    • October 21, 2017: Greensboro V High Point. – Lake Brandt. All rowers
    • November 4-5, 2017 -Head of the Hooch – high school only (middle school rowers whose skills meet a certain standard may be asked to row.) Bus Trip
    • November 11, 2017 Head of the South – Augusta, GA. All rowers.
    • November 18, 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet – all rowers & parents – Sedgefield Country Club.

Bus Trips:
Greensboro Crew & High Point Rowing Club will charter a bus to travel to the Head of the James in Midlothian, VA and Chattanooga, TN and Augusta, TN regattas.  An email will be sent out giving details and costs are currently on the register link of www.greensborocrew.com.  The bus is first come first served with only 52 seats.
General information regarding the bus trips:

    • All bus trips depart from the Walmart Supercenter just around the corner.
    • Departure time is based on arriving at the regatta site in time to rig and practice.
    • The bus will return to the Walmart SuperCenter.  The return is normally late.  Rowers will give their parents a 45 minute heads up on exact arrival time. Text alerts will also be issued on arrival times. 
    • All seats on the bus and hotel rooms are assigned typically by which boat rowers are in. 
    • All rowers are invited to ride the bus; however, a level of maturity and a sense of responsibility and decorum is required.
    • It is not mandatory to ride the bus. Rowers can travel with parents.  

Uniforms:

  • Greensboro Crew and High Point Rowing Club race under the HPG umbrella. There is a uniform package online for a great value of $115, which includes a number of items including a bag with the rower’s name on it. However, it is only necessary to purchase the HPG racing shirt $15 and if your son or daughter races in the duel against  High Point then they will need to purchase a home colors Greensboro ‘green’ tank for $15 if they do not already have one.

    HPG Rowing enjoyed great success at the inaugural North Carolina Youth Rowing Championships. Rowers from the High Point Greensboro club won state championships in 7 out of 14 events the club entered.

Greensboro Crew to Join High Point for 5th Anniversary Row & Potluck on Saturday morning

High Point-Greensboro Rowing will celebrate its 5th birthday on Saturday, September 16 with a Bridge to Bridge Time Trial for club members followed by a potluck breakfast at Oak Hollow Lake. Students will be boated by their class year and masters by age.

Families and friends are invited to join the rowers for the potluck brunch after the boat races.

Use 3700 Waterview Road, High Point, NC for GPS directions. 

The club has much to celebrate after 5 years, with a record number of rowers joining the Masters program for adults and the scholastic program for students from public and private schools across the Triad. This past year the club won 7 state championships, earned its first medals at youth Regionals, and made historic first time appearances at both youth and masters nationals.

Last year 9 eight-man crews as well as some smaller boats lined the start of the race course at Skeet Club Bridge to race the full extent of Oak Hollow Lake to Johnson Street Bridge and club founder Gene Kininmonth predicts there could be more crews this year.

All rowers participating in the Crew’s 5th Anniversary Boat Races should arrive at Oak Hollow Lake by 7:30am and be dressed appropriately for the weather on the day. Rowers and families should park on the grass behind the sailboats. A Signup Genius email will be sent to all members and parents with details of the potluck.

All participating rowers will receive the HPG Spirit shirt to race in on Saturday upon arrival.

Boys and girls attending any Triad area school (Grade 6 -12) are eligible to join the team. No experience necessary. Adults will have the opportunity to join a learn to row class in August. Email contact@highpointrowing.com or see the Registration page for details.

Space still available in the Middle School Fall rowing clinic

Email Coach Gene Kininmonth with questions: contact@greensborocrew.com

When students join the Middle School program they are also joining a community of young students from public and private schools from across Greensboro, which makes Greensboro Crew so special. They are at the beginnings of a sport in which they will forge friendships that can accompany them throughout their entire life.

Greensboro Crew’s novice girls crew are all smiles at the 2016 High Point Autumn Rowing Festival.

REGISTER HERE for Middle School rowing Fall 2017 for $385!

Registration is not complete until receipt of payment and waivers received, so parents are strongly encouraged to register quickly to avoid disappointment.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

WHEN: The middle school spring season runs from August 28 through to November 2. Rowing sessions are offered Monday & Thursday afternoons from 4:15pm until 6:15pm and on Saturday mornings from 9:00am – 11am.

WHERE: Practices are at Lake Brandt as the weather warms. Click for DIRECTIONS.

RACING: In the Fall of 2017 the Middle School squad will race at the Anniversary Row on September 16 in High Point, the High Point Autumn Rowing Festival on September 30, the Head of the James in Richmond on October 14 and the Head of the South on November 11. Please note, it is not mandatory that students participate in all races.

WHAT TO WEAR: Students should wear normal athletic attire suitable for the weather and flip flops rather than running shoes as participants will walk the boat into the water.

This program is designed for students in Grades 6 – 8. No experience is necessary but participants must be confident swimmers for safety reasons. New members must have a parent complete the waiver and swim form found on the registration page.

FAQS:
Is rowing for both boys and girls?
Yes!

Where does the team row?
The team rows at beautiful Lake Brandt.

Are all practices mandatory?
No. So, if you cannot make it to all practice sessions that is OK. Keep in mind that like anything in life you only get out of something what you put into it. We find that the longer our rowers are on the team the more committed they become. If you cannot make a practice on a certain day please ask the coach if you can row on a different day instead.

Does everyone get to race?
Everyone who regularly attends rowing practice gets to race. A student will not be eligible to race if he/she has missed so practices that their rowing ability is deemed by the coaches to potentially have a negative affect the performance of their fellow rowers.

What if I missed the first day?
No problem. Just email Coach Gene with the date you are available to begin. Some of our rowers do not begin until late September.

Greensboro rowers are delighted with their silver medal performance at the 2016 Head of the South regatta.

 

Adult Rowing Starts this Week at Lake Brandt and it is not too late Register!

Rowing is a beautiful, zen-like activity done in some of the most picturesque surroundings.

Lake Brandt Marina, Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Crew is excited to announce a new season of “Masters Rowing” for adults – Fall Session! Rowing will take place on Lake Brandt. The purpose of Masters Rowing is to foster healthy living in a fun team environment for adults through the wonderful sport of rowing.

No prior rowing experience is necessary.

“Masters” is Greensboro Crew’s answer to the high interest in rowing among adults in the Triad and participants may join as individuals or groups of 9 through a corporation (and enjoy a 10% discount).

Greensboro Crew is a community of adults working together in an encouraging team environment to enjoy the beautiful, zen like sport of rowing.

Format: Participants with no prior experience will start with a learn-to-row format on rowing machines and then progress to the real thing in boats. As technique and stamina improve, a more competitive format will be adopted.

Attire: Tee shirt, form-fitting shorts, and running shoes are usual attire. Loose fitting shorts will likely catch in the “slide” (where the rowing seat moves back and forth on the rower). Bring a water bottle too!

Address: 5945 Lake Brandt Rd, Greensboro, NC 27455 This is Lake Brandt Marina. This is not a mailing address for the rowing club.

Cost: $200 per participant. No partial refund for missed sessions or weather related cancellations. Check with your company’s wellness program for full or partial reimbursement.

More Info: Call Gene at 257-9009 or email contact@greensborocrew.com

DATES and TIMES: Participants may sign up for either weekday or weekend sessions, or both.

Mon & Wed Evenings: 6pm – 7:30pm starting August 7 and concluding September 27.

Mon & Wed Mornings: Note, starting August 7 for the first three weeks practice times in the mornings will be 7:15am – 9am. On August 28 the times will adjust back to 8:45am – 10:15am. The Fall season concludes September 27.

Weekend Rowing: Saturday 7:15am – 8:45am and Sunday 8am – 9:30am, starting August 12 and concluding October 1st. (Note, there will be no practice on Sep 30).

Masters Unlimited $275: Row any and all of the above times. 

Summer Adult Rowing is Coming to Greensboro’s Lake Brandt

No experience necessary – we will teach you to row this summer!

Summer Rowing is Coming – Register today!

Lake Brandt Marina, Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Crew is excited to announce a new season of “Masters Rowing” for adults – Summer Session! Rowing will take place on Lake Brandt. The purpose of Masters Rowing is to foster healthy living in a fun team environment for adults through the wonderful sport of rowing.

No prior rowing experience is necessary.

“Masters” is Greensboro Crew’s answer to the high interest in rowing among adults in the Triad and participants may join as individuals or groups of 9 through a corporation (and enjoy a 10% discount).

Rowing has taken off as the new spinning and we have established an enthusiastic group of adults wishing to try out this sport,” says club organizer Gene Kininmonth.

Format: Participants with no prior experience will start with a learn-to-row format on rowing machines and then progress to the real thing in boats. As technique and stamina improve, a more competitive format will be adopted.

DATES and TIMES: Participants may sign up for either weekday or weekend sessions, or both.

Masters Unlimited! $275 Get it all for one low price! Monday and Wednesday evenings starting June 12 ending August 2, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

And: Sunday mornings from 8am – 9:30am.

And: Monday through Saturday mornings from June 12 through August 5 from 7:15am to 8:45am. Wow!!!

Rowing Mon & Wed (evenings) $200: Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting June 12 ending August 2, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Rowing Mon & Wed (mornings) $200: Monday and Wednesday mornings starting June 12 ending August 2, from 7:15am to 8:45am.

Rowing Sat AM and Sun AM $200: Saturday 7:15am to 8:45am and Sunday 8am – 9:30am. Weekend sessions start June 17 and finish August 6.

Attire: Tee shirt, form-fitting shorts, and running shoes are usual attire. Loose fitting shorts will likely catch in the “slide” (where the rowing seat moves back and forth on the rower). Bring a water bottle too!

Address: 5945 Lake Brandt Rd, Greensboro, NC 27455 This is Lake Brandt Marina. This is not a mailing address for the rowing club.

Cost: $200 per participant. No partial refund for missed sessions or weather related cancellations. Check with your company’s wellness program for full or partial reimbursement.

More Info: Call Gene at 257-9009 or email contact@greensborocrew.com

Youth Rowing Open House Coming Up on Saturday

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Lake Brandt, Greensboro – Greensboro Crew will host a free Open House for high school and middle school students (ages 12+) to learn more about the sport and meet members of the team at 9am on Saturday, April 15.

Use 5945 Lake Brandt Rd, Greensboro, NC 27455 for GPS directions. This will bring you into the lake entrance and our boats are on the right hands side of the parking lot. Participants should arrive on time and expect to stay 90 minutes. Wear flip flops and clothing suitable for the weather on the day.

R E G I S T E R    H E R E

“Rowing is one of the most beautiful sports imaginable,” says club founder Gene Kininmonth. “There is this zen like rhythm to rowing that makes it a deeply personal experience and yet one of the ultimate team sports at the same time.”

The Greensboro Crew youth program has competitive boys and girls rowing crews, making it the ideal cross over sport for serious athletes and students just looking for a new sport.

For more information email Club director Gene Kininmonth at contact@greensborocrew.com or call (336) 257-9009.

No experience is necessary but all participants must be confident swimmers for safety reasons.