2018 Stuart Crew Team:

It has been great to see so many people at winter conditioning this year, and we look forward to welcoming our swimmers, basketball players, and other winter sport athletes to join us there as their winter sport obligations wind down. Rowers, come to conditioning as soon as you are finished (after school on M,Tu,Th, and Fri) in area near the dance studio.

The official start of rowing season is February 19 but there is a bit of paperwork and planning we still need to do to kick off this season. Here are the key dates for the pre-season organization:


Feb 13              Kick- Off Meeting, Stuart H.S. 7:00 p.m. ALL ROWERS and PARENTS. (Rescheduled from Feb 7 due to inclement weather/school closings)

Feb 15            Swim Test, ALL NOVICES please attend unless notified otherwise

Providence RECenter (after school during conditioning, time TBD)

Feb 16            Final fees payment and all forms and certifications due to registrar

Feb 17            Move Boats from Sandy Run to Lake Barcroft, Beach 4 ALL ROWERS, (9:00 @ Sandy Run)

Feb 19            On-the-Water Practice Begins at Lake Barcroft (M,T,Th,F, Sat. morn); ALL ROWERS

Feb 24 & 28   Parent Launch Driver Training (24th at noon; 28th afternoon, around 4:00), Lake Barcroft/Beach #4

VASRA/Sandy Run Work Day (1 volunteer needed)

Mar 3              VASRA/Sandy Run Work Day (1 volunteer needed)

Mar 10            VASRA/Sandy Run Work Day (1 volunteer needed)

Move Boats from Lake Barcroft to Sandy Run, ALL ROWERS (9:00)

New Parents Tour of Boathouse and Sandy Run Facility (noon)

Mar 12            On-the-Water Practice Begins at Sandy Run (M,T,Th,F, Sa morn)

Bus leaves Stuart High School at 3:30, returns around 7:15 p.m.

Mar 17            VASRA/Sandy Run Work Day (1 volunteer needed)

Mar 23            Kick-Off Pasta Potluck Dinner (all parents, rowers, coaches, friends)

Moose Lodge, 7:00 p.m.  5710 Scoville Street, Falls Church

Mar 24            Polar Bear Regatta (upper boats only/ALL ROWERS come to cheer team)

Parents of first year rowers (novices), please attend this meeting if you can. Rowing is a sport that many of us don’t get involved in until our children are interested. Come meet other crew parents and learn a little about what your kids will be doing out on the water.

Download the updated schedule (Word doc). Please note we need rower and parent assistance to fulfill volunteer obligations.


Finally, if you want to learn a bit more about rowing, the Lake Braddock H.S. Crew Team is hosting a screening of a movie called Dare to Be on Friday, February 2nd at 7:30 p.m. And on Saturday, February 3rd at James Madison High School Auditorium, 2500 James Madison Dr, in Vienna, VA at 7:30 p.m.

Information and some of the positive reviews on this film can be found @ www.daretobethemovie.com. This movie offers a chance to learn about our sport and the benefits of rowing. Tickets available in advance/online are $11 (no fee) and $13 at the door (cash). I know I plan on attending.


Stuart Crew. Rowing Strong for 50 Years.