Girls/Boys New Novices Program

BLS Crew has started planning for its Spring Season to welcome New Novices. Jasmine, the coaches, and the Board have been working hard to figure out when and how BLS Crew can get started with some COVID-safe preseason training activities. We are finalizing the detailed information with BLS/BPS to be able to confirm details like when and what shape our water practice will look like.

New Novices are strongly encouraged to fill out this "Interested in Learning More" form

Answers to many initial questions can be found on the New to BLS Crew webpage.

Practice Times and Locations (Same for Girls and Boys Novice)

  • In the second half of March we hope to move to the boathouse for water-based practice. At that point of time, new Novices will be invited to join. Details to follow

  • Practice times will be in the afternoon, after school.

  • All practice will be at the BLS boathouse.

Required Forms

Once the registration for New Novices is open, all new Novice rowers will be required to submit the forms as PDF email attachments to before the indoor session starts. Forms can easily be scanned and emailed as PDFs using a free smartphone scanner app ("Tiny Scanner" works well).


(1) A BLS Sports Clearance form will be required before the start of the official spring season. More information on the current Sports Clearance process will follow.​

(2) For ALL Spring 2021 rowers: A concussion training certificate, obtained by doing the video training found here Concussion Training.

(3) For ALL Spring 2021 rowers: A signed Sports Safety Pledge. You can download the form from here

(4) A completed swim test form. The form with information where and how to obtain can be found here: Swim Test Form

Fees and Financial Aid

  • Rower Fees:  $500.00

  • 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 will be due once registration opens.


Once registration opens, you will find the link here.