Month: August 2016

BRC News 8/24/16: Varsity Practice Mon 8/29; Swim Tests & Parent Meeting 9/7

  1. Varsity Practice starts Monday, August 29, 3:45-5:45.  Only about half are formally registered.
    1. If you are registered,  **THANK YOU** for making everyone’s job easier!  Welcome to all Novice who are moving up to Varsity.
    2. If you are rowing this fall and have not yet registered, Click Here NOW.
    3. Fall Regatta Schedule, Click Here.
    4. Practices will start and end PROMPTLY!
    5. If you’re not rowing this season, or in the future, please let me know:  I’ll take your name off the email list.  To unsubscribe from the weekly news posts, visit the BRC homepage and click “unsubscribe” in the “Latest News” box.
  2. Tell your teammates to check their spam folder!  Are friends complaining that they don’t receive these messages or know what’s going on?  If you are reading this message, you’re all set.  Sometimes the messages end up in spam; I have no control over that.
  3. Novice:
    1. Click Here to register.  Practice starts Tuesday, September 6 – Monday, November 7, 2016; Mon-Fri, 3:45-5:45PM.
    2. Order your uniform T-Shirt from Athletic Outlet.
    3. See below re: Swim Tests
  4. Modified:
    1. Click Here to register.  practice will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays this season, starts September 13 – November 3, 4-5:45PM.
    2. See below re: Swim Tests
  5. Swim Tests:  For all new rowers, even if you’ve done LTR.
    1. If you were tested for Modified and are moving to Novice, no need for another test.
    2. SignUp Here for your swim test.
    3. Geoff Hale will supervise test at BHS pool during the Parent Meeting on Wednesday, 9/7 or Monday, 9/12, 7PM.
    4. If you’re unable to make this date, please contact Geoff directly:, 585-490-2254.
  6. Parent Meeting, Wednesday, September 7, 7PM, BHS cafeteria.  Mandatory for all Novice and Varsity parents; Modified parents are welcome to attend.  There are a lot of hot topics to discuss.  Meet our new Head Coach, Bex Merusi, and discuss plans for the season.  News from our new Board Members!
  7. 3 Successful, enthusiastic LTR sessions this summer!  Sessions 3 & 4 happening now!

Thanks for your cooperation at this very busy time of year!

Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)

Welcome Coach Bex; LTR; Boys of ’36

  1. We’re very excited to welcome our new Head Coach, Rebecca “Bex” Merusi!
    1. Thank you, Becky Davidson, for chairing a thoughtful search committee.  Thanks also to Matt Davidson, Beth Poland, Karen Faris, Deana King and Peter Siegrist for evaluating and interviewing the candidates and finding this gem!
    2. Assistant Coaches Becca Beldner, Chris Cistrone and Liza Savage-Katz will all return this fall.  The coaches are meeting to introduce Bex to the team and build a training strategy for the season.
    3. Check out the coaches bios and pics on the website.
    4. Contact:
  2. Learn-to-Row:
    1. Session 1 rowers had a great group and great weather; Coach Becca is proud of everyone’s accomplishments!
    2. Sessions 3 and 4 start Monday, 8/22, 9-11AM or 3:45-5:45PM.  There are still a few spots available!
  3. If you haven’t seen it already, be sure to watch PBS’ American Experience: “The Boys of ’36”–available online until 8/30/16!
  4. Register for Fall 2016 season:  Click Here
Posted by Stephanie Siegrist (Brighton Rowing Club)