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2017 Programs

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Sweep

Women's Competitive Sweep

Women’s Competitive Sweep (April 3 – November 4)

This team is for very committed rowers with at least 3 years of experience and a desire to race. The program is designed to improve fitness, technique, and competitive potential. Training for both sprint and head regattas will be a priority, and participants must be committed to racing. Participation in this program and seating will be at the coach’s discretion and based upon on-the-water performance, physical ability, effort, and attendance. This program meets each weekday morning Monday through Friday.

Coach: Jaime Rubini, rubinijaime@gmail.com

Annual Fee $715.00
Or two payments of $415.00 (April 3) and $320.00 (July 14)

Race fees average $400 per year. Two payments of $200.00 each are due by May 15 (for the sprint season) and September 1 (for the head race season). Race fees cover the cost of race entries and boat trailering, but do not include lodging or personal travel. Program participants are responsible for paying race fees in advance and are not eligible to sign up for races until these fees are paid. If an additional balance is due at the end of the spring season, it must be paid prior to the fall season. Fall season balances should be paid in full by December 1st. The balance of unused deposits are reimbursable at the end of the season. Race fees are payable through Ronin Racing, please see the appropriate check box.

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Men's Competitive Sweep

Men’s Competitive Sweep (April 3 – November 4)

This program is for competitive rowers. The group will participate in selected sprint races in the spring and summer and head races in the Fall. Lineups will be determined by on-the-water performance, erg scores, and dedication. Rowers will have a combination of on-the-water training and indoor workouts and participate in the program at the coach’s discretion. This program meets each weekday morning, Monday through Friday.

Coach: Alan Weatherly, alan.weatherley@gmail.com

Annual Fee $715.00
Or two payments of $415.00 (April 3) and $320.00 (July 14)

Race fees will be separate. Details will be provided once the racing schedule is established.

For the 2017 season there will be a surcharge added to the Program Fee to enable the purchase of new equipment. This surcharge is payable through Ronin Racing, please see the appropriate check boxes. Registrants new to the program who have not had the chance to discuss the surcharge should contact the coach to learn more about it.

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Women's Masters Competitive 4-Day Sweep

Women’s Masters Competitive 4-Day Sweep (April 3 – November 4)

This program is for competitive rowers with at least two years of experience. The group will be committed to training and racing with plans to participate in selected sprint races in the spring and summer as well as head races in the fall. Line-ups will be determined by on-the-water performance, physical ability, effort, and attendance. Rowers will have a combination of on-the-water training and indoor workouts and will focus on improving both fitness and technique. Participation in the program will be at the coach’s discretion. This program meets four days a week, specific mornings to be determined.

This program is limited to 20 rowers.

Coach: Brian Comey, brian_comey@yahoo.com

Annual Fee $680.00
Or two payments of $385.00 (April 3) and $315.00 (July 14)

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Race fees will be separate and are expected to be prepaid. Details will be provided once the racing schedule is established.


Recreational Sweep

Recreational Sweep (April 3 – November 4)

This program is for men and women who are primarily interested in getting exercise and experience on the water. Rowers in this group should expect workouts to be designed to improve fitness and technique. Seating for practices is at the coaches’ discretion and based upon the rower’s ability and availability. Every rower must have completed at least a novice sweep class.

This program meets three mornings a week, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

This program is limited to 20 rowers.

Coach: Tessa Sorensen, teshiasorensen@icloud.com

Program Fee $625.00
Or two payments of $375.00 (April 3) and $270.00 (July 14)

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Coxswains

Coxswains (April 3 – November 4)

This membership category is for dedicated coxswains who participate in specific ACR sweep programs. Coxswains should be available a minimum of three days a week. Please contact coaches at specific sweep programs to find out more or email ACR Safety Representative Brenda Waltz to learn of planned coxswain training ahead of the 2017 season.

Program Fee/ACB Membership: $65.00

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Novice Sweep

Novice Sweep (June 4 – July 9)

This program is for adults who have no rowing experience. Its goal is to teach basic rowing skills and technique and to experience the excitement and fun of the sport. After completion of this course, rowers are eligible to join ACR’s Sweep I program. Participants will meet for ten sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, and on Saturday and Sunday mornings, 7:30am – 9:00am.

There will be two sessions:
Session 1: June 4 – June 20
Session 2: June 22 – July 9 (no meeting July 4)

This program is limited to 18 rowers for each session.

Coaches: Stephanie Patton, patton.stephanie.j@gmail.com
Lori Criado, lorisimon@gmail.com

Program Fee $275.00

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Sweep I

Sweep I (July 16 – August 17)

This is a continuation of ACR’s Novice Sweep program. Rowers will be encouraged to build on their newly learned technique. The program is also open to more experienced rowers who wish to row in the evenings.
Rowers will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, and Sunday mornings, 7:30am – 9:00am.

This program is limited to 18 rowers.

Coaches: Stephanie Patton, patton.stephanie.j@gmail.com
Lori Criado, lorisimon@gmail.com

Program Fee: $265.00 (Fee includes pro-rated ACR membership and crew booster fees)

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Sculling

Competitive Sculling

Competitive Sculling (April 3 – November 4)

This program is for experienced and dedicated adult scullers who want to be coached and trained for competition. At least three years of sculling experience is required, however, exceptions may be granted. Rowers will compete in both Open and Masters events. All competitors are required to pass a flip test. This program meets each weekday morning, Monday through Friday.

This program is limited to 16 rowers.

Coach: Dan Brisson, rowdanb@yahoo.com

Annual Fee $715.00
Or two payments of $415.00 (April 3) and $320.00 (July 14)

Race fees will be separate. Details will be provided once the racing schedule is established.

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Masters Sculling
Masters Sculling (April 3 – November 4)

This program is for masters-level scullers who want to improve their rowing technique and physical fitness. Previous experience in the ACR Sculling I, II, or III programs (or equivalents) is required. The coach will seat rowers in varied positions in quads, doubles, and singles based on the individual’s skill, conditioning, and technique so they may experience the responsibilities of each seat. Rowers going out in a single do not to have to have completed a flip test since the coach will accompany rowers.

This program meets three mornings a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

This program is limited to 20 rowers.

Coach: Tessa Sorensen, teshiasorensen@icloud.com

Program Fee $625.00
Or two payments of $375.00 (April 3) and $270.00 (July 14)

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Singles Sculling Group

Singles Sculling Group (April 3 – November 4)

This program is for a small group of adult rowers who want to improve their technique of single sculling in addition to improving their physical fitness. Participants will row together under the direction of a coach rowing in a single scull. The goal of this program is to improve a rower’s technique and performance with a view to racing, regardless of previous experience.

Rowers in this program meet Monday through Friday throughout the season and should own or have access to privately-owned sculls, however, ACR singles may also be available. If a rower uses an ACR boat, a flip test will be required.

This program is limited to 8 rowers.

Coach: Joanna Rubini, joannarubini@gmail.com

Program Fee $625.00
Or two payments of $375.00 (April 3) and $270.00 (July 14)

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Uncoached Sculling

Uncoached Sculling (April 3 – November 4)

This program is intended for owners of private singles who rent rack space at the boathouse. Use of the club fleet requires membership in another ACR program. Access to club singles and doubles is on a space available basis, and coached programs have priority usage.

ACR currently has a limited number of club owned single sculls to be shared among its programs. To use an ACR single without a coach’s launch on hand, a rower must first pass a flip test and be authorized by an ACR coach or dockmaster after demonstrating competence in navigation and boat handling.

ACR also has a limited number of racks for rent to members who have privately owned single sculls. You must be a member of Uncoached Sculling or another ACR program to rent a rack. Racks are for single sculls only, and owners must have insurance coverage for their boats. Rack space for other types of watercraft (kayaks, etc.) is not available. Uncoached rowers must always sign out in a rowing log before and after they row for safety checks. See ACR Handbook for specific requirements.

To inquire about the availability of rack space please contact Dockmaster of Operations Lori Criado at lorisimon@gmail.com

Program Fee: $375.00
Or two payments of $250.00 (April 3) and $145.00 (July 14)
Annual Rack Rental: $330.00 (Or two payments of $165.00 each to be made on April 3 and July 14)

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Novice Sculling

Novice Sculling (June 4 – July 9)

This program is for adults who have no rowing experience and want to learn to scull. The goal of this program is to teach rowing safety and etiquette, achieve basic sculling skills and technique in a mixed quad, and to understand the excitement and fun of the sport. On completion of the course, rowers are eligible to join ACR’s Sculling I coached program. Participants will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm – 8:00pm and on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7:30am – 9:00am.

There will be two sessions:
Session 1: June 4 – June 20
Session 2: June 22 – July 9 (no meeting July 4)

This program is limited to 16 rowers per session.

Coach: Brenda Waltz, bcwaltz@gmail.com

Program Fee: $295.00

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Sculling I

Sculling I (July 16 – September 7)

This program is for adults who have completed the ACR Novice Sculling course or a similar program and want to further develop their sculling skills and technique as well as improving their physical fitness. The goal of this program is to become an intermediate sculler who can row for a long period without a missed stroke. Focus will be on improving the balance in the boat, executing proper catch and release, and synchronizing with other rowers. The coach will seat rowers in the boats (primarily quads) in varied positions so rowers can experience the responsibilities of each seat.

Rowers will meet for twenty-four sessions between July 16 and September 7 on Sundays (7:30 am – 9:00 am) and Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm).

This program is limited to 20 rowers.

Coach: Brenda Waltz, bcwaltz@gmail.com

Program Fee: $300.00 (Fee includes pro-rated ACR membership and crew booster fees)

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Summer Student

Summer Student

Summer Student Member

Student rowers who are currently enrolled in college or university and who would like to participate in Alexandria Community Rowing programs may be invited to do so. This opportunity is open during the summer season between the close of school and its reopening in the fall. Please contact specific programs to find out more.

Program Fee $115.00

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Winter Conditioning Program

Winter Conditioning

Winter Conditioning


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