NEWS

 

Ready to Row: FHS Crew 2020-2021!

  • Team registration is open and we welcome everyone interested in learning about our rowing program to attend the Student Interest Meeting to be held March 4th from 4 to 5 pm. Please complete the interest form here. A zoom meeting link will be sent.

  • We will follow up the student interest meeting with a parent informational meeting on March 25th to be held virtually. Register for this meeting by completing the interest form here. The Zoom link will be sent to all registered rowers and their families.

  • We will hold our first boathouse workday at Sandy Run on March 27th (9 am – 12 pm) and, at the same time, hold a Regatta 101 for parents.

  • All Fairfax Crew registrations and forms must be submitted along with VHSL Physical and Emergency Care Form prior to participating in Winter Conditioning. Additional requirements will be completed as we approach on-the-water training.

  • The deadline for all requirements is April 10th.

  • On-water training expected to begin April 12th with racing to begin early May.

  • Fairfax Crew Winter Conditioning continues with a mix of in-person and virtual training sessions that began January 11th. Sessions are held weekdays 3:30 to 5:30 pm and Saturdays at FHS 9 to 11 am.

  • We expect Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday to be in-person conditioning based on students’ school schedules and when they can attend. Covid 19 protocols will be followed with temp check in, masks, distancing and 9 to 1 rower to coach ratio.

  • The training program (although mostly virtual through February) has been extremely successful. Our student athletes are progressing well and very well prepared to go forward with Spring rowing and racing.

  • The large part of training will be using ergometer (rowing machine) to learn and understand the mechanics of the rowing stroke and to develop aerobic endurance. Running and aerobic and strength circuits will be utilized to improve strength and aerobic fitness.

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  • Fairfax Crew Winter Conditioning will be a mix of in-person and virtual training sessions that begins January 11th - 3:30 to 5:30 pm and Saturdays at FHS 9 to 11 am.

  • Large part of training will be using ergometer (rowing machine) to learn and understand the mechanics of the rowing stroke and to develop aerobic endurance.

  • January 7th we will hold a virtual Intro to Winter Conditioning via Zoom – 4 to 6 pm.

  • All Fairfax Crew registrations and forms must be submitted along with VHSL Physical and Emergency Care Form.

  • On-water training expected to begin April 12th with the possibility of Green Days water practices early March.

  • First Regatta expected May 1st.

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  • Fairfax Crew invites all current crew team members to a Crew Kick Off meeting on Thursday, October 8th at 4 pm.  This meeting will be held via ZOOM.

  • Fairfax Crew invites all current and future team members to the Crew Informational Meeting scheduled for Thursday October 15th at 4 pm via ZOOM. 

  • Fairfax Crew invites all current and future team members to our Annual Fall Picnic to be held at the lower pavilion at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax on Saturday October 17th from 3 to 5pm.

  • Fairfax Crew will hold it's fall Informational and Registration Meeting on Thursday, October 29th at 7 pm via ZOOM.  An email invitation with meeting link will be sent prior to the meeting. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions we have very important material to cover at this meeting which includes the Season Calendar, Fundraising, Rower Requirements, etc. Specific registration information will be covered at this meeting.

Students new to Fairfax Crew can register to attend meetings and receive updates using the interest form on the Contact Us page. Current team members will use Team Snap to register. The Zoom meeting invitations and picnic invitations will be sent in an email.

Fairfax Crew is excited to start planning for the 2020-2021 Crew season! The team has dedicated coaches, a team of athletes ready to row when it’s safe, and a board of parents providing excellent support.

 

While many of the details for the coming year are still being determined at the State and local levels, here’s what we expect:

 

  • September/October: Team kickoff; new athlete and parent interest meetings

  • October-December: Team Social and possible fundraising opportunities

  • January - March: Winter Conditioning (virtual and/or in-person)

  • Winter: Team Social and possible fundraising opportunities

  • April - June: On-the-water practice begins at Sandy Run Park

  • May - June: Regattas most Saturdays at Sandy Run Rowing Facility

 

Crew is an amazing opportunity to get in, and maintain, great physical shape and to learn how to work as a team to excel. Even more, FHS Crew gives athletes a chance to be part of a team that is more like family through practices, pasta parties, and more.  Please review our “Welcome” informational slides and look at the videos (see below) for some exciting videos of team rowing.

 

Fortunately for rowing, we can continue to train virtually and socially distanced.

 

We’ll continue to provide updates regarding dates, dues, and other decisions here and through email. Interested parents, click on the Learn More link to sign up and connect with our team.

FHS Crew End-of-Year Picnic

Fairfax Crew celebrated the end of our 2019-2020 crew season at an outdoor, socially distanced picnic on July 18, 2020. Once COVID-19 closed schools in March, the team buckled in to continue to work on conditioning in preparation for rowing on the water (whenever that may be) by having a virtual conditioning program via Zoom.  The team really came together to support our virtual training sessions and we salute them for their dedication!

 

Even with the coronavirus curveball and the loss of our competition regattas, FHS Crew had much to celebrate at the picnic this season: We assembled a group of strong coaches, we have a group of well-conditioned novices who will be fully prepared to go on water, many of the athletes set personal records on their timed 2K erg (rowing machine) pieces by our last practice at the end of May, and our 6 senior athletes have graduated and are heading to exciting futures. Our picnic gave us a chance to celebrate those accomplishments - and get excited for the 2020-2021 season!

Tina Steblein

Head and Novice Coach
Fairfax High School Crew
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Fairfax High School, 3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

(703) 219-2200

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