Old Annoucments For ReUse
Interested in learning more about Fairfax Crew? Here are suggestions:
Complete some paperwork and a swim test to be able to join us for "Learn to Row" sessions
Fairfax Crew Registration Form
FCPS Emergency Care Information Form
FCPS Communicable Disease Information Sheet
FCPS Participation Policy Form
Standard VHSL Physical Form (contains private information- deliver directly to FHS activities office)
New rowers: complete 2017 US Rowing Waiver HERE.
Enter "Fairfax High School Crew" and use club code "z3pb6"
Enroll in Basic Membership for a fee of $7.75 and sign 2017 waiver (confirmation will be sent to the team automatically)
You can independently arrange for a swim test at any pool with a certified lifeguard using this form. Bring shorts and a T-shirt (over your suit) for the swim test.
Join us at Sandy Run Regional Park on the Occoquon on Saturday 10/28 for a "Learn to Row" day to see what it's like! You can sign up HERE.
Explore this website, especially the Learn More section, check out Instagram (fairfax_crew), Facebook (Fairfax High School Crew Club) and Twitter (@Fairfax_Crew)
Find a current rower and ask them about the team- feel free to start with the Captains
VHSL Sports Pre-Participation Physical Examination and Screening
VHSL Sports Pre-Participation Physical Examination and Screening For the low, low price of $50, your rower can get their physical completed and turned in directly to the athletics trainers (so we don't have to chase you down!) and they'll be covered for the entirety of the 2016-17 school year. That will suffice for any and all in-season competitions, practices, green days, conditioning workouts, and the like, for all sports at FHS. It's also a fundraiser for the athletic training department, to help them help our kids throughout the year. If you are unable to make the June 2nd date at Fairfax High School, no need to miss this opportunity, simply choose another school with a date that works for you.
Congratulations to the Fairfax boats that were able to participate in the Annual Stotesbury Regatta in Philadelphia PA on May 14th-16th 2015: WJr4, MJr8, MLt4, WLt4, WSr4, MSr4. Everyone rowed their hardest!
Next up: SRAA Nationals in Cherry Hill, NJ this weekend! Good Luck to the MSr4, WSr4, and the WLt4
Click Regatta Info for more detailed information on the Regattas.
WATER TRAINING: Spring Break Water Training All Week.
Check the calendar or Coach Dan's Email.
Sunday, 10/01/2017: Free Novice Swim Test, Oak Marr Recreation Center between 3-5 pm, all Novice welcome to complete the swim test for Learn to Row days in October and the season ahead. Please bring shorts and a tshirt (can be worn over your suit) for the swim test and a towel and change of clothes to wear home. The test consists of swimming 100 meters (and stroke, any speed) and treading water for 2 minutes. Sign up HERE.
Check the Calendar for SPRING BREAK Practice times!
FEB/MAR - SWIM TEST Makeups - UPDATE - Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a date. This is a requirement for all New Rowers! Location: Oak Marr Recreation Center on Jermantown Road, 3200 Jermantown Rd, Oakton, VA 22124, (703) 281-6501.
PARENTS - Spring Carpools are forming now! If you have missed the meeting, or been unable to secure a ride to/from the river for your child, please review the Google drive spreadsheet first from the email sent last week to offer a ride or pick up riders. If you are still unable to coordinate a ride after reviewing the spreadsheet, please let us know by emailing or you can send a request to the fairfax rowers email list to see if there is room in a neighboring carpool.
FCPS FHS BOUNDARY MAP for Carpool planning:
BAJA FRESH - Crew Fundraiser: Tues. Jan 27th 2015 from 4-10pm
12150 Fairfax Town Center
Fairfax, VA 22033
(eat in or carry out)
NCAA Eligibility Night: February 9th at 7pm in the FHS auditorium
Please see attached flyer to all of your kids- Frosh, JV, and Varsity athletes and parents. Our speaker is Mr. Paul Bowden who is the George Mason University Associate AD for Compliance. Mr. Bowden has spoken to our athletes for the last 2 years and he is fantastic speaker! I highly encourage you to attend the event as well, especially since NCAA recruiting and student requirements are constantly changing. Click here for Flyer
WINTER MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Mon Jan. 12th - Parents meet in the Fairfax HS Auditorium at 7pm. If school / evening activities are cancelled and building closed, the meeting will be rescheduled. You will receive an updated email if this should occur.
PARENTS MEET and GREET: Tues January 20, 2015 - The Green Turtle
Old Town Fairfax location, 3950 University Drive #209, Fairfax, VA 22030
GOOGLE GROUP - JOIN - REMOVED 12/29 to be added back in May/June 2015.
See google group image in directory
Fairfax Crew Google Group
HANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING in our FALL ERG-A-THON! A smattering of pictures can be found on our Fairfax High School Crew Club Facebook page! SHOUT OUT to Sue Newman for pulling it all together and Mary Moore for crafting our rowing--o-meter! The kids, coaches and even a few parents brought that total t 349,588 meters rowed today!
HOLIDAY SHOPPING - SCRIP Plastic Card orders were due: 11/14/2014. Missed the deadline?
Note: you can purchase some items, but you have to wait until after the holidays to get "plastic cards".
So don't delay! Create that account! We recommend giving yourself a couple days to get this started.
Register an account (or log in if you have one).
Consider how you want payments to work (check vs. presto pay/pay pal like). If you choose check you will be simply mailing checks to our coordinator before purchases are authorized. PrestoPay gives you a PayPal "like" immediate method to purchase items. Once you've decided....
Search for items, like restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, etc.
Note that some items are physical cards, and some are like e-gift cards, and some are reloadable (this means you have to have already purchased and received the physical card).
Find the items - What's the best way for YOU to purchase these items - either by check or PrestoPay.
Checks are familiar and easy but orders are held until the check is received.
PrestoPay seems easy but we found it takes a couple days for them to go through the transaction to create the account, then for them to make two small deposits (10-20 cent) and for you and our coordinator to confirm them before it becomes active.
Some favorite items so far: Gas Cards, Grocery Cards, Restaurant Cards, Dept Store cards to name a few. NOTE: Some stores/restaurants have days where they double their benefit! See Sue Newman's email from Oct 31st that introduces you to SCRIP for more information.
Saturday November 8, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm we will set up about a dozen ergs in front of the “stage” at Fairfax Corner (across from the fountain, by the movie theatre). We will begin setting up at 12:30. If you rented an erg this summer please bring it with you! Please come dressed in Fairfax Crew spirit wear, if you have it, and of course wearing the appropriate spandex clothing for the erg. Please see Sue Newman's October 16th email for more info.
WEEKEND Learn to Row: 9am-12pm
Saturday, Oct 18th – Learn-to-Row (Day 1)
Saturday, Oct 25th – Learn-to-Row (Day 2)
Everyone new to the sport is invited to come down to our practice facility at Sandy Run Regional Park and get an on-the-water introduction to rowing. Our coaching staff will show you all the basics – from moving the boats to taking your first strokes, and time permitting, a taste of racing. Exact time to be finalized.
Saturday, Oct 4th - Pumpkins - Sue Newman will be at the FHS storage shed ~ 8:00am to distribute remaining pumpkins (payment expected at time of pickup - $6 for per small). Our storage shed is across from the Snack Shack on the Fairfax Blvd/Route 50 side of the football field.
Thanks everyone for all the sales so far and if you are stopping by Saturday morning please send an email to (not to the whole distro please) so I know to expect you. We are also going to try and sell them out of the shed to the public as well, so if anyone wants to come by and help out please let me know.
Sunday, Oct 5th - 5:00 PM - Novice Swim Test
Oak Marr Recreation Center
3200 Jermantown Road Oakton, VA
Tuesday, Sept 30th - General Membership Meeting
Decided Crew is for you? Still on the fence? Come to the High School cafeteria at 7pm to attend our first general membership meeting for interested and returning rowers.
Tuesday, September 30th – Dinner at Baja Fresh – between 4:00 and 10:00pm
Totally optional, but totally delicious, this is our first restaurant night fundraiser of the year at Baja Fresh located at 12150 Fairfax Town Center, off of West Ox Road.
Eat in or Carry it out! Either way our team receives 15% of ALL sales between 4-10pm. No flyer or coupon is needed. Skip the cooking that night and we'll see you there!
Thursday, Sept 25th - Parents of Interested Rowers Meeting
Parents - Come to the High School cafeteria at 7pm to learn more about the Fairfax Crew team and what it has to offer for your rower.
Monday, Sept 22nd - Interested Rowers Meeting
Students - Learn more about Fairfax Crew at this after-school, informational meeting for interested rowers (Novices). Session to be held in B109 in the chemistry hallway (Coach Dan's room). Late buses will be available for students.
Removed 9/7/2014 -
Picnic and Interest Meeting - September 7th, from 12-2pm
Come down to the Lower Pavillion at Van Dyke Park (right down from Fairfax High School on Old Lee Hightway) to meet rowers and the coaches and learn more about Fairfax Crew.
Rebels Reunite - August 26th, from 3-7pm
Come by the Fairfax Crew Team Table! Stop by to introduce yourself, ask questions or learn more about this amazing team!
7/15/2014 - Current Rowers, see Coach Dan's Workout Challenge email for a chance to compete and win a gift card!
If you are thinking you are interested in Crew, not already on our Mailing list, click below to receive updates regarding the upcoming season and our team.
Removed 7/20/2014 -
Racing and Carpooling - Important!
Racing begins the weekend of the 22nd of March at the Polar Bear Regatta! It is a varisty-only race with a few exceptions - novices are expected to attend, but will not row for the most part. Carpooling is suggested as there is never enough parking and is charged per vehicle.
Novice racing begins on March 29th at the Regional Park Regatta. Parents, please again try to arrange carpools. It can be useful to meet up at the Giant on Ox Rd and drive a single car into the park. There is also a Five Guys, Sweet Frog and a Starbucks located in that shopping center.
TWITTER UPDATES: @ExtraChrisbi
All, we have heard a lot of feedback from our rowers and have decided to streamline communication by adding a Twitter account to FHS Crew. The account will be managed at first by the coaching staff and will transition to also being managed by elected team spokespeople or captains.
Notes that rowers are asked not to pursue their coaches on Facebook, and are asked not to follow any coach on personal social media without first obtaining permission. Parents, coaches will likely not add you on Facebook, but feel free to follow any listed social media. Pictures and videos from races will be flooded through Instagram this year on an account intended mostly for rowing as soon as it is cleared for that purpose. Keep in mind, however, that coaches try their very best to have lives outside of rowing.
Rowers, Parents, anyone with questions should take a quick look through our very thorough handbook which can be found here:
Winter Break 2013 Power Hour Workout -
Each Friday before regattas the team traditionally tries to get together from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM for a pasta party at the home of a rower at at the high school. Please refer to our email updates for locations and times! Thank you to all families who have hosted or are hosting a pasta dinner this year.
Removed March 18:
The JL Store is open! Get your uniforms here if you have not yet ordered! If you need a size estimate talk to a coach or a fellow rower of roughly the same size and body type. JL Store closes at midnight on February 10.
There will be a “sizing” kit* available for rowers to see what the typical uniform sizes are. Also see the examples below on how to measure your rower. So yes, it appears you can order one size for the top and another for the bottom. EACH uniform will be made individually for each rower- so you want to be sure that you take the time to measure or try BEFORE you order. PRICES WILL GO UP ON FEBRUARY 10th.
All rowers are required to submit a US Rowing waiver here:
Returning rowers, please search for your last name and birthday and renew your waiver.
New rowers, use the search and when it returns nothing, follow the instructions for new rowers
OUR ATHLETE CODE IS: z3pb6
Do your best on the 4-question safety quiz
Mark "NO" for the US Rowing Team scouting video unless you want to be dragged into watching a long video