Learn-to-Row Program​ - Summer 2021

BLS Crew is pleased to offer a Learn-to-Row program this summer. No experience is necessary, and all current and incoming BLS students are welcome. (Non-BLS students who are interested in the program should email registrar@blscrew.org for availability; priority will be given to BLS students.) Learn-to-Row is a great way to try out rowing and start to experience BLS Crew's combination of fun, teamwork, community and competition!

Note: If you are planning to join BLS Crew as a Novice for Fall 2021 and have not rowed previously, participation in at least one week and preferably two weeks of a summer Learn-to-Row program is required. (While participation in BLS Crew's Learn-to-Row program is preferred, new Novice rowers can also join BLS Crew this Fall if they have attended an equivalent Learn-to-Row program elsewhere, such as Community Rowing, Inc. (CRI), www.communityrowing.org.) ​Alternatively, the Winter/Spring 2022 Novice program will start in mid-January 2022, and Novices who begin then do not need to participate in a separate Learn-to-Row program.

To register complete this form: Learn to Row Registration

If you are interested in joining BLS Crew for Fall 2021 but cannot attend any of these Learn-to-Row sessions, please email and let us know your availability, as we may be able to add an additional session.

Summer 2021 BLS Crew Learn-to-Row Sessions:

Session 1: July 12-16 (Monday - Friday), 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Session 2: July 19-23 (Monday - Friday), 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Session 3: August 9-13 (Monday - Friday), 5:15 - 7:45 p.m.

Session 4: August 16-20 (Monday - Friday), 5:15 - 7:45 p.m.

Location: All Learn-to-Row sessions take place at the BLS Boathouse: https://www.blscrew.org/bls-boathouse

Registration and Payment Deadlines

  • Registration Deadline: Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Forms Due Date: ASAP but at the latest the Friday before the first day of the session.

  • Payment Due Date: ASAP but at the latest the Friday before the first day of the session.

With any questions, please email registrar@blscrew.org. 

 

Required Forms

All Learn-to-Row participants must submit the required forms as PDF email attachments to registrar@blscrew.org. Rowers whose forms have not been turned in will not be able to join the session.

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(1) A physician's school/camp form completed within the past 13 months

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(2) A completed swim test form, available at https://www.blscrew.org/swim-test-form

(3) A BLS Crew Safety Pledge

Fees and Financial Aid

1 week: $200

Additional weeks: $175/week

  • 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 registrar@blscrew.org.

  • Payment is due ASAP but at the latest the Friday before starting, unless a financial aid or payment plan arrangement has been made.

  • Payment can be made by PayPal or credit card using the PayPal button available here.

  • Payment can also be made by check payable to "Friends of BLS Crew" (with the rower's name and "Learn-to-Row" in the memo line) and sent to:

Friends of BLS Crew

c/o Roberta Upton
96 Goodenough Street
Brighton, MA 02135-2144

Questions?

For any questions regarding registration, please contact registrar@blscrew.org