Join W-L Crew

Crew is a spring sport at W-L and starts in late February and runs until the end of May, with several post season social and award events in early June. The team is open to any 8th-12th grade student who is (or will be) attending W-L. To help you and your family discover whether rowing is for you, and to prepare you for the rigors of the spring season we offer two pre-season events: Fall Green Days and Winter Conditioning. If you can’t attend either of these introductory programs, no worries! We still accept new athletes at the start of the season.

Step 1

Register

ASAP

Step 2

Physical Exam Form

Feb 24

Step 3

Emergency Contact Form

Feb 24

Step 4

USRowing Waiver (use code A53N3)

Feb 24

Step 5

Potomac Boat Club Waiver

Feb 24

Step 6

Swim Test (novices only)

Feb 24

Step 7

Pay Dues ($850)

Feb 24

Step 8

Fundraising ($950, $500 for novices)

Feb 28

Swim Test

The swim test is only required for novice rowers who wish to participate in Green Days or the Regular Season.

It is rare for anyone to end up in the water. However we take safety very seriously, and swim tests are mandatory. You will need a swim suit, towel, and a (very) light pair of sweat pants and sweat shirt. Please arrive and change promptly, then head out to the pool area. Wearing the sweats over your swim suit you must:

  1. Swim three lengths of the pool (75 yards)
  2. Then tread water for one minute
  3. Then you will be handed a life jacket which you must successfully put on

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.)

Coaches will conduct a swim test twice a month for those who have not already completed the task. These dates will be placed on the crew calendar for your reference.

USRowing Waiver Tutorial

Green Days are three days a week in October. Any student can come down to the boathouse and try things out. We teach you everything you need to know. Parents are encouraged to stop by, especially the Saturday sessions when fellow parents are available to answer questions.

Step 1

Team Interest Form

Step 2

Physical Exam Form

Step 3

Emergency Contact Form

Step 4

USRowing Waiver

Step 5

Potomac Boat Club Waiver

Step 6

Swim Test (novices only)

Swim Test

The swim test is only required for novice rowers who wish to participate in Green Days or the Regular Season.

It is rare for anyone to end up in the water. However we take safety very seriously, and swim tests are mandatory. You will need a swim suit, towel, and a (very) light pair of sweat pants and sweat shirt. Please arrive and change promptly, then head out to the pool area. Wearing the sweats over your swim suit you must:

  1. Swim three lengths of the pool (75 yards)
  2. Then tread water for one minute
  3. Then you will be handed a life jacket which you must successfully put on

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.)

Coaches will conduct a swim test twice a month for those who have not already completed the task. These dates will be placed on the crew calendar for your reference.

USRowing Waiver Tutorial

Winter Conditioning runs from late November until the start of the spring season in February and is open to any Arlington 8th-12th grader. This is a general conditioning program with a specific emphasis on rowing. Sessions are held 5 days a week at W-L. No experience is necessary. This training is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged for any athlete thinking of rowing in the spring who is not doing another winter sport.

Step 1

Team Interest From

Step 2

Physical Exam Form

Step 3

Emergency Contact Form