Month: January 2015

BRC News 1/21/15 (with Corrected Regatta Schedule)

1.  Sad News:  Coach Will Greene’s father, Dennis Greene, passed away on January 20th in Youngstown, NY; the funeral is this weekend.   Click Here to read about Mr. Greene’s extraordinary life; it’s no wonder that his son is such a dedicated, hard worker.  Will and Laura Greene’s address is 1071 Highland Ave, Rochester, NY 14620.

2.  Winter Conditioning will begin as planned on Saturday, January 24 2-3:30 at ROC Boxing.  Dom and Nick will run the practice, as usual.  BRC parents who are ROC members will take attendance, collect paperwork, and help supervise.  Click Here for more info.  Cost of Winter Conditioning is included in your Varsity and Novice Spring registration fees.

Modified rowers and BRC members not rowing in spring are welcome to participate in Winter Conditioning at ROC Boxing, too.  Click Here for information about fees.

3.  Spring 2015 Registration is OPEN:  Click Here NOW to register!

4.  Spring Regatta Schedule: Click Here for details.  CORRECTION:  We are not going to Ohio 4/25-26 as previously posted.  Instead, will go to Mercer Lake/ISA Sculling Championships 4/18-19.  Details TBA.  No more conflict with BHS Junior Prom!

5.  Sweep Rowing Clinic, Sunday, Feb 1, 9AM-1PM, for 10th, 11th and 12th grade experienced high school rowers.  Click Here for more info.  Sponsored by St. John Fisher College Rowing; email Lisa Saladino, lsaladino@sjfc.edu, to register ASAP.

6.  BRC Athlete Satisfaction Survey.  There’s still time for our Athlete Satisfaction Survey (until 2/2/15).   Thanks to everyone who responded, and to Aidan Antonienko and Hannah Tilson, varsity girls, for creating the survey, compiling the early results and presenting them to the board and coaches at our 1/14/15 meeting.  The goal is to continue to build and strengthen our club.  Stay tuned for info about the plans for Boys’ coaching, sculling opportunities, training ideas, and more.

7.  Tell family members to check their SPAM folders!  If your kids, parents or friends are telling you that they don’t receive BRC messages…they should check their SPAM folders!   If messages aren’t there, they need to send me their email address (one that they check regularly!):  stephanie.siegrist@brightoncrew.org.  Thanks!

Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

Winter Conditioning Starts Saturday, Jan 24

Please note that Winter Conditioning starts Saturday, January 24, 2:00-3:30PM at ROC Boxing, per Will Greene.

NOT TUESDAY the 20th as previously listed.

Register today!  For more info:  Click Here

Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

BRC News 1/12/15: Ready….and row!

1.  Spring 2015 Registration is OPEN:  Click Here NOW to register!

  • Spring season begins Saturday, Jan. 24 with Winter Conditioning for Novice and Varsity.  Sat 2-3:30 and Tues/Thurs 3:15-4:45 at ROC.  Click Here for more info.  Cost of Winter Conditioning is included in your Spring registration fees.
  • Modified rowers and BRC members not rowing in spring are welcome to participate in Winter Conditioning at ROC Boxing, too.  Click Here for information about fees.
  • Novice and Varsity rowers are expected to attend practice over Spring Break, March 30 – April 3.  Contact your coach with any questions.
    • Novice/Varsity start on-water Monday, March 30 (icebergs permitting!)
    • Modified start on-water Monday, April 13.
  • Spring Regatta Schedule: Click Here for details.

2.  Sweep Rowing Clinic, Sunday, Feb 1, 9AM-1PM, for 10th, 11th and 12th grade experienced high school rowers.  Click Here for more info.  Sponsored by St. John Fisher College Rowing; email Lisa Saladino, lsaladino@sjfc.edu, to register ASAP.

3.  BRC Athlete Satisfaction Survey.  To help BRC coaches, board, volunteers and rowers continue to build and strengthen our club, we ask all current and recent rowers (from all teams since 2012) to complete our Athlete Satisfaction Survey by 2/2/15.   Thanks to Aidan Antonienko and Hannah Tilson, varsity girls, for compiling this list of important questions.  Please share the link with alumni or other friends who may not be on our distribution lists.   Thanks for your help with this project.

4.  Recruit New BRC Rowers:  Do you know friends or neighbors, grades 7-12, who are ready for a new sport?  Have them join BRC!

5.  Tell family members to check their SPAM folders!  If your kids, parents or friends are telling you that they don’t receive BRC messages…they should check their SPAM folders!   If messages aren’t there, they need to send me their email address (one that they check regularly!):  stephanie.siegrist@brightoncrew.org.  Thanks!

Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

BRC News 1/5/15: Happy New Rowing Year!

1.  BRC Athlete Satisfaction Survey.  To help BRC coaches, board, volunteers and rowers continue to build and strengthen our club, we ask all current and recent rowers (from all teams since 2012) to complete our Athlete Satisfaction Survey by 2/2/15.   Thanks to Aidan Antonienko and Hannah Tilson, varsity girls, for compiling this list of important questions.  A link to the survey can also be found in emails sent this week to rowers and parents; please share the link with alumni or other friends who may not be on our distribution lists.   Thanks for your help with this project.

2.  New EMail System:  Please help us keep an accurate contact list!   The list is based on rower and parent emails submitted at registration.  We need email addresses (that you check regularly!) for each Modified, Novice and Varsity rower and both parents, if possible.   Each season starts with a flurry of communications, and we want to be sure that you receive them.  Thanks to Irene Allen, Board Secretary and BRC Program Director, for moving the team emailing lists into Google Groups.  Send updates to stephanie.siegrist@brightoncrew.org.

These Weekly News updates are emailed to anyone who subscribes to the feature on BRC’s Homepage, and are archived on the website (right sidebar, scroll down).    Each season, I take the liberty of subscribing new rowers and parents to the feature.  Please unsubscribe/resubscribe if you’ve changed your email address.

3.  Spring 2015 Registration:  Welcome, David Moorthi as BRC’s new Registrar!  Registration will open soon.  A few key issues this season:

  • Spring season begins Tuesday, Jan. 20 with Winter Conditioning for Novice and Varsity.  Coaches want to emphasize this point!  Rowers’ strength and endurance gains at ROC Boxing last year were impressive and successful, so we’re going back there in 2015!  Training will take place Tues/Thurs/Sat at ROC, exact times TBA soon.  Click Here for more info.  Cost of Winter Conditioning is included in your Spring registration fees.
  • Modified rowers and BRC members not rowing in spring are welcome to participate in Winter Conditioning at ROC Boxing, too.  Click Here for information about fees.
  • Novice and Varsity rowers are expected to attend practice over Spring Break, March 30 – April 3.  Contact your coach with any questions.
    • Varsity start on-water Monday, March 23 (icebergs permitting!)
    • Novice start on-water Monday, March 30
    • Modified start on-water Monday, April 6.
  • Spring Regatta Schedule: Click Here for details.  Coaches are considering regattas in Ohio, Pittsburgh or Baltimore for the first regatta in mid-to-late April; details TBA as more info becomes available.

4.  Recruit New BRC Rowers:  Do you know friends or neighbors, grades 7-12, who are ready for a new sport?  Have them join BRC!

Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)