Youth Experienced Program Registration Form
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/.
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 in the form below.
There is a $9.75 administrative fee for the basic membership that allows you to sign the liability.
During the waiver process, athletes may 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.
Swim Test Certification
Please make sure to bring the complete Swim Test Certification Form (Click Here to download 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.
Additional information about the Youth Learn-to-Row Program
What to wear:
Snug-fitting, bright clothes - Snug 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.
Socks - The boats have built-in shoes, but either wear or bring socks;
Sunscreen; Hat or visor; Sunglasses - Wear sunscreen (even if an overcast day); hats and sunglasses help to shield eyes from the sun (optional).
What to bring: A full water bottle to bring in the boat and “Swim Test Certification Form”. 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 but would appreciate it 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.