COVID-19 Update


We currently don't know yet what school will look like this fall. This information is based on the assumption that schools will start normally on September 10th, 2020. If that changes, we will update this accordingly.

Because of this uncertainty, registration will remain open until school starts. Payment will not be due until then either, although we do appreciate it if people can pay earlier!

Girls/Boys Varsity Program

This program is designed for athletes who want to race competitively in the Fall season, have an opportunity to represent BLS at the Head of the Charles Regatta, and be ready for Winter/Spring 2021.

Practice Times and Locations

  • Optional preseason practice will occur August 31st - September 4th. This is optional and is an opportunity for athletes to shake off the rust from the summer if needed. We will practice in mixed lineups and do 5k prep work.

  • Official start date is Tuesday, September 8th.

  • Girls practice schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 5:00-7:30 pm, and Saturdays 8:00-11:00 a.m.

  • Boys practice schedule: Mondays-Fridays, 5:00-7:30 pm.

  • All Fall practices take place at the BLS Boathouse.

Registration and Payment Deadlines

  • Registration Open Date: Monday 06/22/2020

  • Registration Close Date: Friday 09/11/2020

  • Forms Due Date: August Friday 08/28/2020 to start practice on August 31st 

  • Payment Due Date: Friday 09/11/2020

Required Forms

All Varsity rowers must submit the required forms as PDF email attachments to before the BLS winter break starts. Forms can easily be scanned and emailed as PDFs using a free smartphone scanner app ("Tiny Scanner" works well). 

  • BLS Sports Clearance Form:  It is strongly recommended that athletes obtain the Sports Clearance Form before the end of school in June. A physician's school/camp form completed within the past 13 months must be on file with the school nurses' office to get the Sports Clearance Form. If necessary, it can also be obtained from the nurses’ office during the weeks of August 17-21 and August 24-28, from 8 am to noon. This is still to be confirmed by BLS.

  • Concussion Training Certificate: Obtained by doing the video training at All Varsity rowers must re-take the concussion training program for Fall 2020, even if they completed it during the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Safety Pledge. Download form here. Sign it and return it.

Fees and Financial Aid

  • Rowers Fees:  $500.00

  • Payment Options here.

  • Friends of BLS Crew is committed to ensuring that crew is affordable for all students and families in the BLS community. If you would like to request financial assistance for the crew program, please send an email to

  • Payment is due Friday September 11th, 2020 unless a financial aid or payment plan arrangement has been made.


Registration for Fall 2020 is currently closed

For any questions regarding registration, please contact