Message from Coach Paul

Each year we find quality students to join our team.  This year I hope that will include you.  We recruit hard because we believe our program does great things, and we want lots of people to be part of that.  Rowing is awesome.  Give us a chance, try the sport, and discover how rewarding it can be.  A big crew is a strong crew.  Ask your friends and classmates to try rowing with you.

Everyone deserves to have a sport, a chance to become an athlete, a chance to challenge themselves physically and mentally.  For many reasons, high school is the best time in your life to build fitness.  Take a risk; come build that fitness with us.  If you’ve already got a sport, rowing is great cross-training for endurance, power, etc.

Do we produce good/competitive rowers/coxswains?  Yes!  In 2016, all 14 novices who joined in the fall and trained with us through spring became State Champs.  What does good rowing look like?  Watch the 2014 States Gold Medal ML2x and Silver Medal W4x practicing a sprinting start and the opening 500m of a race:

If you’re worried about having little/no knowledge on rowing, don’t be… everyone starts out a novice.  If you’re worried about the workouts, don’t be… we’ll build up smoothly, giving everyone a chance to.  If you’re worried about the water, don’t be… we can help you with swimming skills that you shouldn’t need to use.  If you’re worried about the competition, good!  This is a serious sport and we will have to work hard if we want to achieve our goals.

Even if you don’t try rowing, I encourage you to search for, and find your sport.  You deserve it.  Thanks for your consideration.
Coach Paul

PS – When the video above says “be Croatian”, this is what I mean.