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BRC News 7/31/17 – Fall Season Uniforms – Order Today!

Hey BRC Rowers –

The fall rowing season is right around the corner and the time to order Varsity and Novice uniforms is now!

ALERT: All Novice rowers moving to Varsity for the Fall 2017 season must order a Unisuit and Tech Shirt by August 6th, 2017.  

Please go to  JLRacing Team Store  and order today!


Novice Uniforms:  Novice rowers (in their first academic year of high-school rowing) Brighton Crew Novice T-shirtorder a navy, mesh uniform T-shirt from  Athletic Outlet in Southtown Plaza to wear with their own shorts/leggings/long-sleeve. ($25)

Click here to order your Novice racing t-shirt.
Allow 2-week’s delivery time
to have your t-shirt in time for the first Novice Regatta!

Varsity Uniforms:  If you need a Uni for spring, please contact  For fall season:

  1. Order a Unisuit and Tech Shirt directly from JL Racing:
  2. The JLRacing Team Store is open now through midnight on August 6th.  Orders placed via the store during this window get preferred pricing and shipping.
  3. Each Uni is custom made-to-measure and takes up to 6 weeks for delivery.
  4. Use your own credit card to order a Uni and long-sleeved tech shirt. Optional rowing shorts, tights and caps are also available at a team discount. Bulk shipping and handling will be calculated on the checkout page.
  5. Package will be delivered to our uniform coordinator, who will distribute orders to individual rowers.
  6.  Everyone MUST get their order in by the deadline. If you miss the store closing date, you can order as an individual, directly from JL but items and shipping will cost more: 800-831-3305.
  7. Have this information handy to place your order:
    1. Rower’s measurements: Height, weight, chest (bra/cup), waist, hips.
    2. Garments needed.
    3. Shipping address
    4. Billing address
    5. Payment method: Credit card #, exp date, cvv code (please do not email this info)
  8. Ordering tips:
    1. Please pay special attention when inputting payment information at checkout. If the transaction does not lead you to a confirmation screen the order did not go through, please double check the information that you entered.
    2. Do not guess on your size. Try on a teammate’s uniform. Or provide measurements in the comments box at checkout: Height, Weight, Chest (bra/cup), Waist, Hips.
    3. Be sure to check out the FAQ page if you have any questions.
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BRC News 7/2/17: July 4th Celebration; Updated Modified Program

  • Brighton July 4th Celebration: BRC will have a booth at the Town of Brighton July 4th Celebration at Meridian Centre Park starting at 2 p.m. It’s a great way to enjoy the activities at Meridian Park, advertise Brighton Rowing Club, and recruit new rowers. Visit the SignUp Genius to set up the tent on July 3rd, bring ergs on July 4th, and be at the tent between 2 – 8 p.m. in 1 hour shifts (can sign up for multiple shifts in a row) and help clean-up.  We need at least one adult and 2 kids per shift.

We also hope to be at the Brighton Farmer’s Market, but would love to visit other towns where our rowers live.  Let know if you have any ideas!

Click Here to download our flyer.  Post it around town!
Click Here for Learn-To-Row info (tell your friends!)

Happy Summer…enjoy the weather!


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BRC News 6/21/17: Summer Rowing starts Monday, 6/26!

  1. Changing of the Guard: thanks for your patience over the next few weeks while emailing, web-posting, registration and other duties are handed off to new parents.
  2. Updated Modified Program Description will be posted soon. Coach Bex has exciting plans.
  3. Message from Coach Bex:  “We are hitting the water in less than a week! If you have been waiting to register, please do so now-coaches need to bescheduled, equipment prepped, etc. New faces are joining us, let’s get ready to grow this team!
    For the experienced rowers, if the morning time slot is not feasible, please just register for the afternoon learn to row class and we will see about doing some creative boating.
    All rowers are invited and encouraged to attend the afternoon sessions in addition to morning classes to fill our learn to row boats. Volunteering for learn to row is a free row for anyone who can come help bring our new rowers up to speed. This is also a good opportunity to learn coxing skills, become more flexible rowing on both sides of the boat.
    Vacations and planned absences should not deter you from participating. If you want to sign up for summer rowing, but have a family vacation or similar, please reach out and we can work on something to fit your schedule needs.
    I am looking forward to getting on the water with you all!
    Warmly,  Bex”
  4. If you have questions about the Summer or Fall programs, please contact
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BRC News 6/1/17: Summer Registration is Open!

  1. Summer Rowing Programs: New format for 2017, for new and experienced rowers.  Click Here for more info and to register!
    1. Current and rising Varsity rowers are encouraged to attend the Modified/Learn-to-Row sessions at no additional cost to help out, fill boats, cox, etc…
    2. Questions about training format/attendance:  contact Coach
    3. Questions about navigating the registration links:  contact
  2. National Learn to Row Day/Open House:  tell your friends!  Saturday, June 3, 1:30-4:30PM.  A great opportunity for parents and friends to learn on the erg from our coaches, then go on-water in an 8+ with experienced rowers.  All BRC parents should try this!! Click Here to register at GRC’s site.
  3. Fall Regatta Dates for high school Novice and Varsity are posted.
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BRC News 5/31/17: National LTR Day; Summer Programs

  1. Congratulations to all BRC rowers, coaches and parents on a strong Spring 2017 season!  Keep up your training and stay fit for fall.  Best wishes to our graduating seniors:  Helen, Mikayla, Calista and Joe.
  2. Thank you, parents, for all of your work supporting the club!  Board members will be contacting you soon to take over the tasks from graduating parents.
  3. National Learn to Row Day/Open House:  tell your friends!  Saturday, June 3, 1:30-4:30PM.  A great opportunity for parents and friends to learn on the erg from our coaches, then go on-water in an 8+ with experienced rowers.  All BRC parents should try this!! Click Here to register at GRC’s site.
  4. Summer Rowing Programs: New for 2017, for new and experienced rowers, are all listed on the home page.  Links to register will be up soon!
  5. Fall Regatta Dates are posted
  6. Building BRC:
    1. Thanks to everyone who helped promote at TCMS!  Tell your friends and spread the word.  More teammates means easier car-pools and lower regatta fees 🙂
    2. Experienced rowers are needed to help out at LTR and fill the boats.  Please email Coach Bex if you’re interested.
    3. Downloadable flyer is on the home page; print some and post them around town, school, work, anywhere!
    4. Link to BRC on social media.
    5. Copy/paste the message below into the newsletter for your neighborhood association, club, etc (add your contact info to the last line):


Brighton Rowing Club 2017 Summer Learn-to-Row Program: for boys and girls entering grades 7-12 from throughout the Rochester Metro Area (any town, any school district).   

Lookig for a new sport?  Rowing is a total-body workout that builds endurance, strength, balance, mental discipline and teamwork.   Excellent cross-training off-season from other sports; very low injury risk.

With BRC, everyone participates.  No bench-sitters, no cuts.  This spring, our boats earned 4 medals at NY State Championships, and competed at a National Championship regatta!

Learn rowing techniques and quickly progress to rowing on the Genesee River and Erie Canal. No rowing/boating experience is necessary, but participants must be able to swim.  All equipment is provided.

  • Session 1:  June 26th -July 20th (4 weeks), Mon / Wed, 3:30-5:30pm.
    • Optional competition for all Session 1 participants at Onondaga LakeFest Regatta in Syracuse, Saturday, July 22nd
  • Session 2:  July 24th – Aug 17th(4 weeks), Mon / Wed, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Grades 7-12
  • $175.  For new members, includes t-shirt and $25 off Fall season fees if you keep rowing
  • Learn-to-Row:  Aug 21- Sept 1, Monday thru Friday, 3:30-5:30pm
    • To prepare for Novice Racing Team, if you choose to keep rowing in Fall and/or Spring 2018!
    • Kids must be >= age 13 by 12/31/17, per USRowing rules
    • $195, Includes t-shirt and $25 off Fall season fees if you keep rowing!.

Find more information at or

Or, contact your rowing neighbors, XXXXX at YYYYY.


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BRC News 5/23/17: Success at Syracuse; Next: Nationals & Pittsford

  1. Thank you to all rowers, parents and coaches for another great day in Syracuse last weekend!   Congratulations to all medalists, and anyone who helped them earn it!
  2. TCMS Sports Assembly on Friday, May 26, 7:45-9AM is BRC’s most successful recruiting event for Summer and Fall season.  About 6-8+ enthusiastic BHS rowers needed, wearing BRC gear and medals, to chat up the rising 9th-graders.  Please contact so I know who’ll be there.  If you attend a non-Brighton school, please let me know how we can reach the kids in your district/school.
  3. SRAA National Championship Regatta, Friday and Saturday, May 26-27 for Girls 2x based on their finish at States.  These rowers and Coach AnnaMarie will miss Pittsford on Saturday, but will return for Sunday’s competition.
  4. Pittsford Regatta, Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28.  Details available on the Regatta Page with link to race schedule.
    1. Practice on Friday will be at our boathouse, NOT in Pittsford, as in the past.
    2. Coaches will tell rowers when to arrive for racing on Saturday and Sunday.
    3. The SignUps are set up for the Pittsford Regatta and End of Season Party.
  5. End-of-Season Party on Sunday evening, 5/28, 5-7PM after the regatta at Siegrists’, 93 Southern Parkway.  Details and link to RSVP on the regatta page.  All Varsity, Novice and Modified rowers and families are welcome to celebrate our season and coaches, present paper-plate awards to teammates and send-off our seniors.
  6. Boathouse clean-up date Tuesday, 5/30.  Coaches will let you know.
  7. National Learn-to-Row Day June 3, 1:30-5:30PM.  Mark your calendar; details TBA.  Bring your friends!
  8. Exciting NEW Summer Rowing Programs this year for new and experienced rowers.  Details coming soon!
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BRC News 5/14/17: Success at States; Syracuse Next

  1. Excellent performances by all BRC crews against very strong competition in Saratoga Springs at NY State Championships last weekend!  Congratulations and thank you to all BRC rowers, parents, coaches for all of your hard work.
    1. Novice Boys 4+, Club Silver (and a great story to tell)
    2. Novice Girls 8+, Club Bronze
    3. Varsity Girls 4+, Club Gold
    4. Varsity Girls 2x, Scholastic Silver, and a bid to compete at Scholastic Nationals.  
  2. Syracuse Chargers Regatta, Saturday, May 20.  Details available on the Regatta Page.  Coaches will tell rowers what time to arrive, usually by 7:30AM.  Rowers will be either rigging boats or helping set up the BRC tent when they arrive.  Travel time from Rochester is a good 90 minutes by the time you park and walk to the site.  Spectators welcome: visit the SignUp and let us know how you will help out. There is no additional fee for this regatta; it’s included in registration for the season.
  3. TCMS Sports Assembly on Friday, May 26, 8-9AM is BRC’s most successful recruiting event.  About 6-8+ enthusiastic rowers needed, wearing BRC gear and medals, to chat up the rising 9th-graders.  More details about this, Summer Learn-to-Row Camps and National Learn-t0-Row Day on June 3 coming soon!
  4. Modified Rowers  have 4 more scheduled practices.  Because this spring’s weather has been so lousy, make-up practices are being planned.  Details TBA.
  5. Pittsford Regatta:  Sat/Sun, May 27-28.
  6. End-of-Season Picnic and Senior Send-off:  on Sunday May 28, 5-7PM at the Siegrist’s.  Rowers will present paper plate awards and honor the seniors.  Details TBA.
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BRC News 5/2/17: Buffalo Regatta Details

  1. John Bennett Regatta details have been updated, including lineups:  Click Here
  2. Weather prediction is mostly lousy…but count on the regatta/races to be held as scheduled.  There could be cancellations or delays, but organizers won’t know what conditions will be like until race time.  Bring warm clothes, an umbrella, mud boots and your patience!  Rowers should bring layers and extra dry clothes for the ride home.
  3. SignUp to contribute help or food items.


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BRC News 4/25/17: Regatta Prep

  1. Thank you Charlie Hetterich, Siegrist Family and GRC for all of your help cleaning up the boathouse and park site on Saturday!  Thank you Foleys and Polands for hosting the Novice/Varsity Spy-Dye extravaganza!  Thank you Faithe Bassett and Coach Bex for all of the maintenance/upgrades to the trailer and other equipment!
  2. Parking Lot Parent:  Thank you, everyone, who has signed up for this important safety task.  There are still a few dates that need coverage.  If you haven’t done so already, Click Here.  There’s also a link on the home page!
  3. Regattas:  
    1. A link to the regatta schedule and SignUps is now on the home page!
    2. Coach Bex will announce events/boat assignments at practice.
    3. First regatta is in Buffalo is Sunday, May 7.  Equipment will be loaded on the trailer on Friday, May 5.  Practice might run a little long that day as kids learn how to pack it safely.
    4. First away regatta is NY State Championship, May 12-14.  There is a lot to know!
      1. Click the link and check it out.
      2. All rowers/families must download/sign the travel permission slip and return it to Faithe Bassett by Thursday, 5/11.
    5. SignUps are posted and more slots/opportunities will be added soon.
  4. Pray for continued, nice spring weather!
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