20152016 South County Crew Reg­is­tra­tion Information

Gen­eral Information

High School Crew is a Spring sport. Team mem­bers should expect to par­tic­i­pate in win­ter con­di­tion­ing Novem­ber to Feb­ru­ary. The team begins on-the-water prac­tices at Sandy Run Regional Park as soon as weather allows in Feb­ru­ary or March.

South County Crew com­petes against other high school teams in regat­tas. Most of our regat­tas are held at the nearby Sandy Run Regional Park facil­ity, and they will run every Sat­ur­day from late March to early May. We will cul­mi­nate our 2016 com­pet­i­tive sea­son with sev­eral away regat­tas, includ­ing the pres­ti­gious Stotes­bury Regatta in Philadel­phia, May 1921, 2016 and, for the boats that qual­ify, the SRAA Nation­als and the NSRA National Championships.


Club Fee: Club fee cov­ers student-athlete food and bev­er­ages (pre­vi­ously donated) for team pasta par­ties, Occo­quan Regatta food tents and Math­ews Regatta food tent


Uni­forms: Row­ers and coxswains must wear the team uni­form for regatta com­pe­ti­tions. The uni­form con­sists of team uni-suit and team com­pres­sion shirt.


Swim Test: All row­ers must com­plete a Swim Test prior to join­ing the Crew team. Please click here for more information.


Team Mem­ber Ser­vice Hours: All team mem­bers are required to pro­vide assis­tance to the team out­side of prac­tice and com­pe­ti­tions. The ser­vice hour require­ment is four hours for novices and eight hours for return­ing team members.


Par­ent Vol­un­teer Require­ment: Each fam­ily is oblig­ated to vol­un­teer time to sup­port the team at the regat­tas. The required vol­un­teer activ­i­ties are a VASRA assign­ment, a team assign­ment, a fundrais­ing assign­ment, and a Food Tent assign­ment. More infor­ma­tion about the VASRA assign­ments may be found on the “For Par­ents” webpages.


Fundrais­ing: Fundrais­ing is crit­i­cal. All team mem­bers are required to par­tic­i­pate in the team’s fundraisers.

- In lieu of par­tic­i­pat­ing, team mem­bers may choose to pay a $50 “opt-out” amount for non-required fundrais­ing event and $200 for required events.

- Fam­i­lies should not have to off­set the fundrais­ing com­mit­ment if row­ers put in the effort. A 10% multi-rower fam­ily dis­count will apply to opt-out fees.


Spring Break Camp Bob Cooper: The team has attended Camp Bob Cooper dur­ing spring break the past three sea­sons. Camp Bob is spon­sored by Clem­son University’s Youth Learn­ing Insti­tute held in Sum­mer­ton, S.C.