LEARN TO ROW
First Coast Rowing (FCR) provides lots of opportunities throughout the year to learn to row.
- Sculling camps are held each year from June to July. Please look for this camp information at the beginning of 2018.
- Coaches will provide instruction in rowing technique, use & care of equipment, and basic crew vocabulary.
Please contact any of the coaches and let him/her know you're interested.
FCR has an exceptional youth rowing program for 7 – 12th grade with Varsity and Freshman/Novice levels. The team competes locally, regionally and nationally. Our goals include developing athleticism, sportsmanship, leadership and commitment; and for our youth team, all while maintaining academic focus.
There are two seasons: Fall (August – December) and Spring (January – June). Spring is more intense with more races. FCR currently offers Fall & Spring and Spring Only enrollment for youth.
Youth rowers are evaluated and recognized in many ways.
Boatings, Awards and Traditions
Coaches’ evaluations are ongoing throughout the entire year and are based on the 3 As:
Lettering in Crew
First Coast Rowing awards varsity and participation letters to rowers who successfully complete the spring season, including attendance at the Awards Banquet, and who have no outstanding financial obligations. To earn a varsity letter, the rower must row competitively in three varsity races during the spring season and successfully complete the season. Lightweights are considered varsity at the discretion of the coaching staff – lightweights may earn varsity letters if the coaches determine that the boat performance is competitive. A senior in any boat that medals in a state championship will be awarded a varsity letter upon successful completion of the season if there are more than three eligible boats in the race or the boat wins silver or gold in a three boat race.
Erg Master (middle and high school) | Most Improved Rowers | Coaches’ Award | SRB Leadership Award | Sportsmanship Award | Senior Medals | Scholar Athletes | Charter Rowers | Founders’ Award
Rowers who row all four high school spring seasons receive a special rowing memento at the awards banquet.