Middle School – Spring 2018

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 spring 2018 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 February 26 through to the third week of May. Rowing sessions are offered Monday & Thursday afternoons from 4:30pm until 6:15pm and on Saturday mornings from 9:00am – 11am.

WHERE: Initially for the first few weeks the team will meet for indoor rowing at Revolution Mill and then practices will move to Lake Brandt on March 26. Click for DIRECTIONS.

RACING: In 2018 the Middle School squad will race at the Hunter Regatta in Gainsville, GA on March 24, the State Championships in High Point on April 14 and the Middle School Regatta in Greensboro on April 21. Select middle school rowers may participate in the Dogwood Regatta in Tennessee on April 27-28 and Southeast Regionals in Florida on May 12-13. 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. Practices are cancelled during inclement weather.

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 at the Hunter Regatta, NC State Championships and middle school regatta. A student will not be eligible to race if he/she has missed practices and their rowing ability is deemed by the coaches to potentially have a negative affect the performance of their fellow rowers.

What if I cannot start February 26 due to other sports commitments?
No problem. Just email Coach Gene with the date you are available to begin. Some of our rowers do not begin until mid March.