Month: January 2013

Winter Conditioning and Spring Registration 2013

Dear Families,  Thank you for your patience. Here is the information on Winter Conditioning and Spring Registration. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

NOTE: If you will not be rowing with us this Spring and you are still receiving emails, please reply so I can remove your contact information from our database. If you plan to come back in the Fall, you will be added back to our communication database with your completed registration. 

1. Winter Conditioning at the JCC
2. Indoor Rowing at the Pittsford Tanks (Invite your friends!) ????
3. Spring Registration (Please complete Regatta Central now – don’t wait!)????
4. New Rowers – Order Your Novice T-shirts????

1.  WINTER CONDITIONING????
The coaches have finalized our use of the facilities at the JCC.  The cost to non-JCC members is $60. There is no additional cost to those who are already JCC members. If you have not done so already, please print the attached JCC application and return it to Rhonda Miga, 205 Viennawood Drive, Rochester, NY 14618, along with your check for $60. This cost covers membership from 1/18/13 to 4/18/13. (This is a FULL JCC MEMBERSHIP and rowers are encouraged to use the facilities outside of scheduled rowing practices.

Winter Conditioning ORIENTATION at the JCC – Friday, January 18 – 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm.  Please bring your workout clothes.  

Practices will be …
For Varsity, Novice: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:15 pm to 5:45pm (5:30pm on Friday)
For Modified: Monday and Wednesday 3:15 pm to 5:45 pm (Modified are invited to practice on Friday’s

No Practice the week of Winter Break – Feb 18-22

Transportation to the JCC:  There is a bus that goes from both the middle school and the high school to the JCC “at dismissal.”  However, it is my understanding this bus (from the HS) can be crowded. The bus number from the high school is #21. I do not know the number for the middle school (Modified Rowers, please stop by the office to find out the middle school bus number).  Due to the crowding, rowers are encouraged to coordinate rides to the JCC, as well as, make arrangements to get home.  The JCC does have a lounge area allowing rowers to work on homework should they need to arrive early or stay late while waiting for practice to start or a ride home.

2.  TRY ROWING at Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center:
We also have TWO indoor (optional) rowing opportunities at the Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center. We encourage rowers to invite their friends to these events to “try out” rowing.

Saturday, January 19 TRY ROWING! & BRC Workshop @ Indoor Tanks in Pittsfored 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Saturday, March 9 TRY ROWING & BRC Workshop @ Indoor Tanks, Pittsford. 4 – 5:30pm

The Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center is located just north of Jefferson Rd, on Clover Street, in the Town of Pittsford. It is located on the east side of Clover Street, adjacent to the Erie Canal (beside the Gallea Nursery). Please share these two dates with anyone you think may be interested in rowing with us. A perfect opportunity to introduce your friends to rowing.

3. SPRING REGISTRATION????

NOTE: Rhonda will be at the JCC to collect registrations for Spring 2013 on January 18, January 21. You can bring your registration to the JCC during practice or mail to: Brighton Rowing Club, Registrar, PO Box 18724, Rochester, NY 14618

We know that Spring is a couple of months away but Registration actually starts now, with Winter Conditioning. If you are rowing in the Spring, please please please complete your electronic registration (Regatta Central) so I can have a basic head count. This is helpful in securing transportation for away regattas at a better price saving you money in the end.

For our returning rowers…
1) Complete Registration via Regatta Central  http://brightoncrew.org/crew/?page_id=1369  (NOTE:  you can choose to pay by check and send that in later but fill out the registration now, please)
2) Complete the attached US Rowing paper waiver AND the electronic copy .  (BOTH are needed)
2013 USRowing Electronic Waiver https://rosters.usrowing.org/  (good from 01/01/2013 – 12/31/2013)  NOTE: You will need BRC’s Club Number to complete the electronic registration: 37JE4)
3) If you have received a recent physical from your pediatrician, you most likely need to update your Physician’s Approval to Row.  These are good for one year from the date of your last physical or the date signed by the physician.  Of course, Rhonda will be checking for needed updates on this for you.
4) Pay your dues & local regatta fees $715 ($595 dues, $120 local regatta fees – we have 4 this season).

(Regatta Dates:http://brightoncrew.org/crew/?page_id=2590; Fees for the Season Breakdown: http://brightoncrew.org/crew/?page_id=2121)

And that is about it for returning rowers.

New to BRC Rowers…
Please go to the checklist on our website (http://brightoncrew.org/crew/?page_id=185) for a complete list of what is needed. (you can also email Rhonda (registrar@brightoncrew.org) or call  957-1212, and she will walk you though what is needed.

4. UNIFORMS. ???? Returning Varsity and Returning Novice Rowers should be “all set.”  New Novice Rowers need to order a Novice T-shirt. Please click this link  (http://brightoncrew.org/crew/?page_id=257) and follow the instructions to order.  The cost for a novice t-shirt is $23.

We look forward to seeing you on January 18.

Peace and Kindness,
Rhonda Miga
registrar@brightoncrew.org
(585)957-1212

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Practice Updates, Registration

FREE – Try Rowing! March 9, 2013

Get your friends to try rowing! Challenge your swimming, running, XC-skiing and other friends to a REAL workout!

BRC is hosting a FREE session in the tanks at the Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center (2800 Clover St.) on Saturday, March  at 4:15 to 5:45.

Experienced BRC rowers have the opportunity for up-close coaching on technique while their friends are in the adjacent tank learning to row.

We have room for up to 60 kids. Bring a friend…bring 3!

Please RSVP by sending an email to registrar@brightoncrew.org

See you there!

Middle- and High Schoolers only, please. Parents are encouraged to contact GRC for a similar experience!)

Stephanie Siegrist
Marketing Director and Volunteer Coordinator
Brighton Rowing Club
www.brightoncrew.org

volunteer@brightoncrew.org

Posted by Brighton Rowing Club News in Practice Updates, Registration, Weekly Updates

Free BRC Indoor Rowing Session, Sat 1/19, 2:15-3:45PM

Get your friends to try rowing! Challenge your swimming, running, XC-skiing and other friends to a REAL workout!

BRC is hosting a FREE session in the tanks at the Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center (2800 Clover St.) on Saturday, January 19 at 2:15 to 3:45.

Experienced BRC rowers have the opportunity for up-close coaching on technique while their friends are in the adjacent tank learning to row.

We have room for up to 60 kids. Bring a friend…bring 3!

Please register by Thurs, Jan 17 on our SignUp at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4CAFAA238-free1

Questions:  volunteer@brightoncrew.org.

See you there! (We’re also planning a session for Saturday, March 9, 4:15-5:45.)

Middle- and High Schoolers only, please. Parents are encouraged to contact GRC for a similar experience!

Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club) in Practice Updates