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Returning Boys/Girls Summer Sculling - Session 1

This program is open to all Novice and Varsity athletes who have rowed at least one BLS full season. It will give athletes the opportunity to learn to row in a single scull or, for experienced scullers, the opportunity to refine techniques and work on conditioning on the water.

We are currently offering the sculling program for four weeks and will assess the state guidelines at that point to determine what additional rowing opportunities we can make available for the remainder of the summer.

You may choose to participate in any number of weeks and, if less than four, they do not need to be consecutive. Each week will consist of five different time slots offered in an A session (M/W/F) or a B session (T/Th/Sat). You can  rank your preferences during registration.

We will offer separate sessions for rowers with Novice on-the-water experience (one or two seasons of Novice rowing prior to Winter 2020) and for rowers with Varsity on-the-water experience (at least one season of Varsity experience prior to Winter 2020). 


We have already designated two time-slots for Varsity (6am-8am & 6pm -8pm) and one time-slot for Novice  (10am-12pm). Because we want to be flexible on handling the demand, we have not designated yet for which group the other two time-slots will be (8am-10am & 4pm - 6pm). But we will make that determination based on the registrations.

Please understand that we will do our best to accommodate scheduling requests but capacity is extremely limited due to equipment constraints. To ensure that everyone has a chance to participate, even for timely registrations we may need to reduce the number of weeks requested, and we may not be able to accommodate requests for particular time slots. Please provide as many options as possible. If you have particular scheduling needs or requests, indicate them in the notes and comments section.

We hope that everybody will be flexible as we are trying to make this work for everyone.

Practice Times and Location

* Time-slots to be dedicated to either Varsity or Novice based on registrations

First week: 6/29/20-7/2/20 (no practices July 3rd or 4th)

Last week 7/20/20-7/25/20

Location: All practices will be at the BLS boathouse and will consist of 4-6 rowers and one coach.

We will be providing rules addressing social distancing, sanitizing equipment, and other state and USRowing-mandated safety guidelines that all rowers must follow in order to participate.

We expect all participants to follow all health and safety guidelines outside of the boathouse / practice as well to minimize the risk for fellow crew-members.

Registration and Payment Deadlines

Since we are planning to start the first week on Monday June 29th, the initial deadline for registration is the end of the day on Tuesday, June 23. For those who have registered by Tuesday, June 23, and requested a spot in the first week (June 29-July 2), we will let you know by Thursday, June 25, whether we can accommodate that request. We will provide a schedule for the remaining weeks by Saturday, June 27.


Registration after the initial Tuesday June 23rd deadline will be available only on a space-available basis.

​Form Due Date: Friday 6/26/20

Payment Due Date: Sunday 6/28/20

If you have missed these deadlines but are still interested, please email

Required Form

All rowers must submit a physician’s school/camp form, dated within the last 13 months.  Forms can be easily scanned and emailed as PDFs using a free smartphone scanner app (“Tiny Scanner” works well). 

This form is due by Friday, June 26th. 

Fees and Financial Aid

  • 1 week: $120

  • 2 weeks: $220 ($110/week)

  • 3 weeks: $300 ($100/week)

  • 4 weeks: $380 ($95/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

Payment is due Sunday, June 28, unless a financial aid or payment plan arrangement has been made.

To make a payment follow this link : Summer Payment


For registration complete the Google form: Summer Sculling Registration

For any questions regarding registration, please contact

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