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Summer Crew

Summer Crew is a great way for rising 7th through rising  12th graders to learn to row, build your skills, stay in shape and have fun! Alexandria Crew Boosters offers a variety of five-week, summer rowing programs at the Dee Campbell Rowing Center.

Sessions for and rowing and sculling begin July 1st and run through Aug 2, 2019. The Open House is held on June 29th at 10:00 am at the boathouse, 1 Madison Street. The required swim test is on June 22nd and 29th at 2:00pm and July 3rd and 10th at 6:00 pm at Chinquapin Rec. Center.  The registration must be done online.

Summer Crew Practice Times

  • Adult Sweep: 5:30-7:15 am
  • Youth Sculling 6:45-8:15 am
  • Youth Intermediate Sweep 7:00-8:45 am
  • Youth Novice  Sweep 7:00-8:45 am

Blue Plains Sprints: The summer season ends with a bang at our summer regatta, the Blue Plains Sprints. The Sprints will be held on the last Saturday August 3rd, 7:00 am to 9:00 am at the Dee Campbell Rowing Center, where everyone gets a chance to race

Registration Opens May 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Click HERE to register.


1. Can I miss registration or up to a week of the program?
Registration for Summer Crew is only available online. We will not accept in-person registration. We will accept online registrations until our program is full. The programs are meant to be fun and not super competitive. A week missed is no big deal (just let your coach know!) but we cannot offer refunds for missed sessions.

2. Which program is appropriate for a high school rower? 
Sculling is for experienced/varsity rowers to learn how to scull or work on their current skills. Intermediate Sweep is for rowers who have at least one competitive year (spring racing season). Novice Sweep is for brand new rowers.

3. Can rowers from other school participate?
Yes!  Rowers can be from any school system and still participate in our program.

4. Do I need a swim test or physical?
Adult rowers can sign a waiver for themselves attesting that they can swim and are healthy enough to participate. Rowers should have physicals on file at their schools and parents will attest that their rowers are in appropriate physical health to row.  Sculling or Intermediate rowers who rowed for TC Williams in the spring do NOT need a new swim test for the summer.  All other rowers (Youth Novices or rowers from other schools) must take the swim test. We will offer swim tests on (TBD) at 1:00 pm at Chinquapin Recreation Center on King St. next to TC Williams high school. Other times will be arranged for make up testing.

5. What are the required ages of rowers?

Summer Crew is available for all rising 7th through rising 12th graders.

For more information, contact Lexye Hearding.