Possibly, but it depends on the activity. A student doing a Fall or Winter sport can certainly do crew. They should, however, register for winter conditioning so they will know what’s happening with the team and check-in with the coaches about their plans. During the Spring, participating in other activities that demand a lot of time, and include Saturdays, is much trickier. There are varsity crew members who have balanced Model UN, Boy Scouts, Science Fair competitions and some band activities with crew participation. That being said, being absent from practices and crew competitions will impact a student’s standing when it comes to assigning boats. It is important, therefore, to have a specific conversation with the coaches about the potential conflicts before committing to both crew and another Spring activity.
We have the capacity to manage a team that includes 50 boys and 50 girls this year, including no more than 20 novice and freshmen boys and 20 novice and freshmen girls. We won’t know for sure if we need to make cuts until we begin the spring season in mid-February and see how many returning and new rowers are committed to the team. For example, if we have only 15 freshman and novice boy members, we can accommodate 35 varsity boys and all 15 freshman/novice boys.