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Coming Up: Fall Rowing

Our summer session ended yesterday with a great day of novice and varsity mixed racing.  This means it is time to look ahead to the upcoming fall rowing season which begins on Thursday, September 7 and ends on November 5.  Many of you have already signed up, but we encourage everyone to sign up now, especially novices since those squads have been known to fill up.  Here are the links and bar codes for the fall season:

Varsity Boys: 78150

Varsity Girls: 78151

Novice Boys: 78152

Novice Girls: 78153

If you do not yet have an account with Seattle Parks to register online, you can do so through SPARC and click the “Request an account” link.  This will also allow you to sign up for upcoming rowing seasons and regattas without having to sign up through the office.

If your child rowed in spring, they will not need to update their paperwork as we are now able to keep it for the calendar year.  Those that only rowed in summer, there is some additional paperwork that will need to be filled out:

– Code of conduct
– Regatta permission slip
– USRowing waiver
– Parent Information Form

I will update this post with links to these documents as they become available online.

Additionally, there are some returning athletes whose float test expired over the summer.  If you think it has been at least three years since your child did their float test, you can check with the office to find out if they need a new one.

The calendar has been updated with the competition dates and the upcoming parent meeting on September 11.  This calendar is regularly updated with information regarding upcoming events and will include costs and travel information for regattas as we determine them.  You can subscribe to this calendar through an existing Google account or a calendar app on your smartphone, tablet, computer, R2 unit, etc.  You can also access the calendar on the right side of the screen of this blog, or through our website.

Finally, we are always on the lookout for new athletes to come join us.  As many of you already know, word of mouth is our most effective means of recruitment.  You and your children are our best means of helping to grow our vibrant and successful program.  If you have a neighbor, friend, or relative who you think might be a good fit for our program, please mention us to them.  They can always come by the boathouse to see what we are about.  If they contact me, I will do my best to answer their questions.