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South Eugene Rowing Club

About Rowing with South Eugene Rowing Club

Want to try rowing or register for one of our seasons? You can register online for our free trial or any of our regular seasons.

All about rowing for South Eugene Rowing Club

Please note: The waivers and agreements as noted on the registration Membership Requirements page, and other requirements such as a physical exam and/or swim test if required, must be completed prior to the rower’s participation in training activities. No rower is eligible to attend practice before registration is complete, all documents are signed and received and the USRowing membership is up to date. Rowers that have not completed all requirements will be unable to participate in water practice or participate in land practice activities. South Eugene Rowing Club assumes no responsibility whatsoever for non-members. 

Everyone Rows: We take anyone willing to show up and work hard – there are no cuts or tryouts. 

Try rowing for free: Online registration is required to attend a free trial. Trials are held during the 1st week of each season; you can attend any three practice days during that week. After three practices, you can register for the current season and begin practicing with the team once all additional membership requirements are submitted. 

COVID-19 Safety: Our rowers' safety is our top priority. We are following COVID-19 safety protocols as defined by the State of Oregon and USRowing, our governing body. At this time, that means that masks must be worn at all times. Read the full details on our COVID-19 safety protocols.

Cost:
 FALL 2020 Fees are $800. The fee covers coach salaries, equipment maintenance, fuel, insurance, rent, and other costs. All rowers must also have a valid USRowing membership (~$10) and a uniform if participating in regattas (~$85). Fall season registration includes Winter dry-land training at no additional charge. Winter-only registration is typically ~$300.  Register online.

Financial Aid: Returning rowers and rowers who participated in the most recent summer camp are eligible to apply for financial aid. Our financial aid program is need-based and administered by a group of volunteers who are not current SERC parents to protect privacy and ensure that aid decisions are entirely need-based. Learn more about SERC Financial Aid.

Dates: Fall season typically runs from the start of school through mid-November. Winter training runs December through the end of February. Spring season runs from the beginning of March to late-May. 

Transportation: Due to COVID-19, we are not able to provide transportation to Dexter Lake at this time.

Location: Practices are held at Dexter Lake and South Eugene High School

Regattas: Registration fees include entries to several regattas and scrimmages at various OR/WA locations. SERC typically participates in 6-8 regattas every year. 

Practice Times: On-water practices are typically 4pm to 7:15pm. Dry-land practices are typically shorter and end at 6pm. 

What to Wear: Rowers typically wear “trou” which are spandex-like shorts, but any close-fitting shorts will do. When the weather is cooler, layers are critical. Generally try and avoid loose-fitting clothing. 

Uniforms: Uniforms are purchased independently and required for racing. Uniforms cost approximately $85. Other SERC rowing gear is available for purchase via our website and via special orders 3-4 times/year. Non-logo rowing gear can always be purchased from Regatta Sport, Sew Sporty, and JL Racing

US Rowing Membership Required: In order to compete in regattas and participate in practice, rowers must have a current US Rowing membership (~$45). Information on how to sign up is provided during registration. 

Swim Test Required: All new rowers must complete a one-time swim test at a local pool. This is required to attend practice after your 3-day trial period expires. Additional information is available during registration or you can download the required forms

Handbook: If you want to learn more about the club and how it works, check out our Handbook.

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Fall Season 2020

This year, we will take two paths in regards to training: we will have a competitive group and a recreational group. Rowers and parents can decide which group they would like to participate in. Here are some details about the specifics of each group and what to expect.
 
Recreational Group: 
Our recreational group will consist of rowers who simply love the sport of rowing. They are looking at getting better and making new friends in a less intense environment. The focus of the recreational group will be to have fun and learn the two styles of rowing in a relaxed atmosphere with like-minded individuals. Programming will be technical and the aim is to have rowers come out of the program with knowledge of the sport and love for rowing. The recreational group will not require erg testing or any form of racing. We want kids to be able to enjoy the sport of rowing without getting overwhelmed with its competitive nature. Once spring comes around rowers can make the decision if they would like to race. Line ups and boatings will not be determined off of abilities. They will be based on friendship, cooperation, and those that work well together. The recreational group is meant to take the pressure and competitiveness out of rowing and focus on the love of the sport, simply getting better and being outside with friends. 
 
The Competitive Group:
The competitive groups will be for those who wish to compete at a high level in the sport of rowing. Our focus will be to get better technically, to improve strength, to be the best rowers we can be. This group is for the kids who wish to put in the hard and challenging work to get better and go faster. Programming will be physically difficult and intense. There will be optional strength and erg workouts provided as well for rowers to complete on their own time, outside of team practice. For this group erg testing isn’t required, but if you wish to race in the spring you will have to test. I want this group to be filled with like-minded individuals who want to push each other to get better in a fun and competitive environment. This program will be for anyone who wishes to commit and to put in the work. 
 
The groups will run at the same time, but programming and expectations of rowers will be different. Both groups will receive the same amount of coaching on the water. The competitive group will just have access to optional additional workouts and material for them to complete on their own time.



1 Week Free Trial

Registration closes on 10/31/2020 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/08/2020 to 09/25/2020
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$0.00

5:30 AM Practice

Registration closes on 10/31/2020 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/08/2020 to 11/29/2020
$800.00

4:15 PM Practice

Registration closes on 10/31/2020 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 09/08/2020 to 11/29/2020
$800.00
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