Winter 2019-2020 Training

Registration Information

Blair Crew winter training and conditioning begins on Monday, Dec. 2nd and continues until February 21, 2020.

Winter practice will focus on erg workouts, body weight circuit training and stair running exercises. Daily one hour sessions held 3:30pm – 4:30pm at Blair High School, Monday through Friday, will allow students to maintain, as well as increase their strength, stamina and flexibility during the off water season.

During December, Rowers will participate in the Concept 2 Holiday Challenge, creating a personal logbook on our team page to track distance rowed and keep record of specific ranked workouts. Returning in January, after the holiday break, Blair Crew will be training to compete in the Mid-Atlantic High School Indoor Rowing Competition held February 1, 2020 at TC Williams High school in Alexandria, Virginia. Erg routines allow rowers to focus on many skills that will translate to improved rowing technique when we return to the water at the end of February. New novices are welcome to join this session to learn to row on stationary rowing machines.

Meet at Blair High School at the stair nearest the weight and locker rooms. There is no water practice during winter training.

Cost is $225. Limited financial assistance is available, please contact Lucy Shivnan (lshivnan@gmail.com) for consideration.

Registration Timeline

Registration Deadline
December 1, 2019

How to Register

Returning rowers who participated in the Fall 2019 season:

Please complete this short registration form, make the $225 payment, and submit the Winter 2019-2020 Liability Waiver. After submitting the registration form, you will be taken to the Blair Crew Store where you can pay the winter registration fee.

New rowers and non-Fall season participants:

PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF THE APPLICABLE STEPS IN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.

To register for Blair Crew, parents and guardians (for rowers under 18) and all rowers must review and complete the following steps. Please use the links below to access and complete the requisite registration steps.

1. Complete and sign the online Blair Crew Release and Waiver of Liability. THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN FOR ALL ROWERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

2. Parents and rowers should review the online Blair Crew Rower’s Contract, which sets forth the expectations for team behavior, including no use of alcohol or drugs.

3. Make sure that the rower has a current USRowing Basic Membership and a current Release of Liability Waiver. No one can participate in regattas without a current USRowing membership and current signed waiver. Visit USRowing.org/join-or-renew-membership to join, renew and complete liability waivers. For rowers under age 18, a parent or guardian must complete the waiver.

a.There is a $9.75 annual fee for joining or renewing, membership is valid for 12 months.

b. US Rowing Release of Liability Waivers are valid for the calendar year.

c. Please be sure that you are affiliated with Montgomery Blair High School, club code GN7H6.

d. Rowers should keep a record of their USRowing ID number and password for this and future registrations.   

4. Complete all parts of the online Blair Crew Registration Form.

5. Fees and Payment
There is a $225 fee for Winter season. Limited financial assistance is available. E-mail Lucy Shivnan (lshivnan@gmail.com) for consideration.

After submitting a complete registration form, you will be taken to the Blair Crew Store where you can pay the Winter registration fee via PayPal.


AND THAT’S IT! You are done– just make sure you have completed all steps!  

Questions? Contact the Registration Coordinator: Deirdre O’Connor at ohaverland@gmail.com. If you have problems with the forms or links please contact Tim Haverland at tim.haverland@gmail.com.