Rowing is an exciting, competitive sport involving skill, teamwork, strength, and endurance. The men’s and women’s teams are organized by skill and, in some cases, weight. Crews are identified by the number of rowers in a shell or boat, typically eights or fours, with an on-board captain known as the coxswain. They generally race against each other on measured 1,500-meter courses. To learn more about rowing, go to www.usrowing.org.
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.