FAQ

What kind of people are you looking for?

NO PREVIOUS ROWING EXPERIENCE IS
REQUIRED. We are looking for people with good attitudes, a willingness to learn, and a desire to be part of a unique and close-knit team. Athletic ability is very helpful but not absolutely necessary. We’ll teach you everything you need to know and help you get in shape!

Where and how often do you practice?

We practice 5 days a week in the afternoon and twice a week in the mornings before class. Practices rotate between water practices and land trainings. Our water practices are held at Lake Harding, which is 20 minutes from campus. The team meets at the Intramural fields to carpool to the lake. Everyone will get to row at least twice a week. We have daily land training at 4:50 pm, which consists of running, calisthenics, and other cardiovascular workouts to enhance fitness closer to home. Our land training practices are also held at the Intramural fields.

What sizes and builds are good for rowing?

Our team is open to all shapes and sizes. Your attitude is more important than your body shape!

How much does it cost?

Dues vary each semester but are generally between $250-$325. Dues cover equipment use (boats cost between $10,000 and $35,000 each, so it’s a good deal!), insurance, maintenance expenses, and all race and lodging fees. We do several fundraisers throughout the season to raise money for the team as well. Since we are a club team we do not offer scholarships. If money is a problem, don’t worry! Our treasurer would be happy to discuss setting up a payment plan with you.

What is a coxswain? Can I be one?

A coxswain is the person who steers the boat, encourages the rowers, and acts as an on the water coach. Coxswains are usually smaller (120lbs or less).

 

If you have any questions that are not answered above, feel free to shoot us an email on our join page or contact one of the officers.