Learn-to-Row Program - Summer 2023
Summer Learn-to-Row and Fall Novice Program Info Session
Tuesday, June 6th at 8:30pm.
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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 email@example.com 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 2023 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 2024 Novice program will start in mid-January 2024, and Novices who begin then do not need to participate in a separate Learn-to-Row program. Other than the Learn-to-Row for the Fall season, no rowing or other athletic experience is required to join BLS Crew, as all new rowers and coxswains learn the sport together. All grade levels are welcome.
To register complete this form: Learn to Row Registration
If you are interested in joining BLS Crew for Fall 2023 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 2023 BLS Crew Learn-to-Row Sessions:
Session 1: July 10-14 (Monday - Friday), 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 2: July 17-21 (Monday - Friday), 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 3: July 24 - 28 (Monday - Friday), 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 4: July 31 - August 4 (Monday - Friday) 5:15 - 7:45 p.m.
Session 5: August 7-11 (Monday - Friday), 5:15 - 7:45 p.m.
Session 6: August 14-18 (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, July 7, 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Learn-to-Row participants must submit the required forms as PDFs uploaded to the BLS Crew Forms Submission Portal. Rowers whose forms have not been turned in will not be able to join the session.
A physician's school/camp form completed within the past 13 months (OR alternatively, a Fall 2022 Sports Clearance form obtained from BLS Nurses' Office before the end of school in June).
A completed swim test form, available at https://www.blscrew.org/swim-test-form
New rowers must pass a swim test and submit a Swim Test Form form signed by a certified lifeguard before the team begins practicing on the water. Rowers who have not submitted Swim Test Forms will be required to wear a life preserver while on the water.
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 email@example.com.
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 Tatiana Winger
32 Belfort Street, #3
Dorchester, MA 02125
For any questions regarding registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org