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2017 Experienced Rowing Program



Experienced Youth Rowing Program: For those youth who have already experienced rowing last year or as a graduate of the 2016 Youth Learn-to-Row, this program will refine your skills and culminate in participation in a sprint race (summer) or a head race (fall) regatta. The summer and fall experiences are described below:

Expectations:

  1. Participants in all sessions will gain coxswain experience
  2. The coach is responsible for decisions on who will compete at regattas and in what boats or seats
  3. In order to be eligible to compete at the regatta, participants must attend all practices
  4. CPRA will cover expenses of attending regatta (entrance fee, equipment, transportation of equipment)
  5. Rowers will be responsible for racing uniform and personal travel expenses (food, travel expenses)

Summer Experienced Program (six weeks):

June 12 - July 22 (Monday through Friday mornings; 8-10:30am)

Fee: $325 per participant; payment due by first day of program*

Detailed schedule

June 12-16, Monday through Friday morning, 8am – 10:30am

June 18-23, Monday through Friday morning, 8am – 10:30am

June  26-30, Monday through Friday morning, 8am – 10:30am

July 3-7, Monday through Friday, 8am – 10:30am, EXCEPT Tuesday, July 4 - No Practice!

July 10-14, Monday through Friday, 8am – 10:30am

July 17-21, Monday through Friday, 8am – 10:30am. On Friday following practice, we will prepare and load equipment for travel. Everyone is expected to be present to assist in this process.  

July 22, Philadelphia Youth Regatta (http://philadelphiayouthregatta.com)



Required Forms to Bring on First Day 

Swim Test Certification   (waived for rowers who participated in 2015 Experienced Program)  (See below for information)
Permission to Use Photographs (See below for information)
US Rowing Number (See below for information)


Swim Test Certification 

Please make sure to bring the complete Swim Test Certification Form. You can take the Swim Test Certification form to a pool and have a lifeguard test your child and sign the form.  Local pools/YMCA’s have been very cooperative about doing this in the past.  If your child is unable to complete the swim test, or if we don’t have a certification form, your child can still row, but will be required to wear a life vest.

Permission to Use Photographs
We would greatly appreciate being allowed to use photos of your child in different publications, both printed and on the website.  If you are willing to allow that, please sign and bring this form as well.

US Rowing Waiver (required for registration):

CPRA is a member of US Rowing, an umbrella organization for rowing clubs nationwide. US Rowing requires that each member or rower of our club to submit an electronic waiver of liability through the US Rowing website. 

To complete the online waiver, please go the US Rowing website: https://membership.usrowing.org/.

IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED BEFORE:

  • Under "Individuals" go to "Members" and then click on "Sign Waiver" 
  • You will be asked to enter your USRowing Member Number and Password. 
    • You can use the Set/Reset Password option if you forgot your password
  • You may need the CPRA club name (Central Pennsylvania Rowing Association) and it may ask for a club access code to continue the process:    SFDUM.    
  • After registration of your child on the US Rowing site and producing a profile of them, you will then be prompted to sign the waiver for the current year. 
  • At the completion of the waiver process, you will be a US Rowing member and will be given a unique number, which verifies to us that you have signed the appropriate waiver. Please provide us with the US Rowing number
  • Notes 
    • There is a $7.75 administrative fee for the basic membership that allows you to sign the liability. 
    • During the waiver process, all athletes will be asked four safety questions. There are no repercussions for missing any or all of the safety questions. These questions are educational and give US Rowing feedback on how athletes understand safety within our sport. Even if you happen to miss ALL the questions, you will still have signed the waiver successfully. 
    • US Rowing online waiver


IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED BEFORE:
  • Under "Individuals" click on "Join" if your youth has not been registered on the site before. 
  • Upon entering the site, you will be asked some information about your child (name, sex, age, etc.). 
  • You will need the CPRA club name (Central Pennsylvania Rowing Association) and it may ask for a club access code to continue the process:    SFDUM.    
  • After registration of your child on the US Rowing site and producing a profile of them, you will then be prompted to sign the waiver for the current year. 
  • At the completion of the waiver process, you will be a US Rowing member and will be given a unique number, which verifies to us that you have signed the appropriate waiver. Please provide us with the US Rowing number
  • Notes 
    • There is a $7.75 administrative fee for the basic membership that allows you to sign the liability. 
    • During the waiver process, all athletes will be asked four safety questions. There are no repercussions for missing any or all of the safety questions. These questions are educational and give US Rowing feedback on how athletes understand safety within our sport. Even if you happen to miss ALL the questions, you will still have signed the waiver successfully. 
    • US Rowing online waiver

Additional Program Information 


What to wear:  The following items are REQUIRED this season: 
Snug-fitting, bright clothes - Snug rowing shorts are essential to wear so that they don’t get caught in the boat runners and bright t-shirts are best so that rowers can be seen on the river. If you do not own rowing shorts, you can obtain them online from JL Racing or RegattaSport   It is advisable to purchase 2 pairs of navy or black rowing shorts. Rowers are required to wear the appropriate snug shorts to row but can place looser shorts on top for travel.  Socks - The boats have built-in shoes, but you must either wear or bring socks. 
OPTIONAL: SunscreenHat or visorSunglasses -
Wear sunscreen (helpful even if it is an overcast day); hats and sunglasses help to shield eyes from the sun (optional).

What to bringA full water bottle to bring in the boat. If possible, bring an extra bottle of water for hydration after practice.  

Time of class:  We try to start the class as close to the time as scheduled (8am) but would appreciate if rowers can be at the dock 10 minutes early to carry oars and get the equipment and line-ups organized. It will also take another 15 minutes or so to put the boats and oars away at the end of the day. 

Directions to the new rowing site: The CPRA rowing site is now located in the Shikellamy State Park (between Northumberland Borough and the City of Sunbury) on the southern tip of Packer's Island, at the confluence of the West Branch and North Branch Susquehanna River. The address is: SHIKELLAMY STATE PARK, Bridge Avenue, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 17801. As you enter the designated entrance off Bridge Ave., travel until you can make your first left, pass the Park Office (on the left) and travel past the powerboat docks. Our site is to the right of the powerboat docks. Please drive slowly (5 mph) through the parking lots. 

If, during the program you ever have any questions or concerns, please talk to the coach or one of the CPRA board members. 

* If payment of the program fee is a hardship for your family, CPRA may have some funding to assist youth rowers. Please email Sheila Hartung at YouthLTR@rowpa.org 




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