Yes. Most students who join the team have no previous rowing experience.
Yes. Many rowers participate in other Fall and Winter sports including field hockey, basketball, football, and swimming and diving. Rowers who plan to participate in a winter sport are required to discuss this with their crew coaches to arrange for a modified training/conditioning program that does not conflict with the other sport. Members of the McLean Crew Team cannot, however, participate in another spring sport or after school activity.