CREW OCTOBER “Green Days” & Open Houses
W-L will be hosting our annual Fall Green Days and Open Houses starting in October. What follows is everything you need to know to come out and see what our sport is about and give it a try!
Stay tuned for information on the upcoming open houses.
Join the W-L Crew Novice Interest group to receive up-to-date email notifications regarding your participation. Parents and students alike are encouraged to complete the form.
Click Here for the Online Form
Green days are meant for training on land and on the water.
Who: Everyone. 8th-12th grade, as long as you go (or will) to W-L. Novices can learn the sport, experienced team members can get out and work on skills and fitness. Novices and experienced athletes will train separately.
Where: Potomac Boat Club, 5330 Water St. NW, Washington DC. Near Key Bridge.
When: Fall Green Days start Tuesday, October 2nd, and will run on Tues/Weds/Thurs for the first 4 weeks of October (10/2-4, 10/9-11, 10/16-18 and 10/23-25). Practices will be at Potomac Boat club from 3:45 to 5:45pm. Athletes are responsible for their own transportation to and from practices. Novice parents- note, there is very limited parking near PBC and most of it is metered. Just FYI.
To go on the water you must have:
1. A current physical on file with the (Hand Delivered to Michael Harrington) W-L Athletic Trainer. Click Here for the Form
2. A swim test (more below, novice athletes only)
3. A USRowing waiver signed. Click Here to Sign the Online Form
Use access code: X9TXC
4. Emergency Contact Form: Click Here For Emergency Contact Form
Note: Returning rowers should bring a new emergency contact form, but their USRowing waiver from the spring is still valid until 12/31.
Additional Swim Test (10/4)
We are adding one more swim test on Thursday (10/4) after school (3:15pm @ the W-L pool). We had more than expected at the test yesterday, but there were a few who couldn’t make it. As before, please bring a bathing suit, a change of clothes and a plastic bag for wet clothes – the swim test will be 3 lengths (any style/speed) + 1 min tread in street clothes.
All three items must be completed without touching the sides or bottom of the pool. You may use any stroke to complete the laps. If you have trouble we will help you! So don’t let swimming be a deterrent to joining the crew. (And almost never do boats flip, or people go in the water… this is merely for safety.)
Lastly, look for us on Facebook and Twitter: search for W-L Crew on FB, and washleecrew on twitter.
Note to W-L Athletes involved in other fall sports: Unfortunately you may not participate if you are already doing another fall sport for W-L. So if you have an off day or finish early you may not come to PBC to row instead. Novices are still welcome to attend the open houses on Saturdays.