2019 Spring Crew Season News and Tryouts

Tryouts for the Rowing Team’s Spring Season will be held beginning Monday, January 14 2019. All interested students should meet at the TC dock at 4PM dressed in t-shirts running shorts and running shoes. No previous rowing experience is necessary, although the minimum requirements listed below must be met. 

Rowers should be prepared to complete a mile run in the following allotted times:

  • Returning varsity rowers - Girls 9.5 minutes / Boys 9 minutes
  • Novioe rowers - Girls 10.5 minutes I Boys 10 minutes

All new members must also successfully complete a swim test that is comprised of treading water off the dock for a period of 5 minutes and successfully donning a lifejacket. Swim tests will be conducted the following week as weather permi1s. Students should bring swimsuits and towels in addition to their t-shirts, shorts and shoes. 

In order to participate in tryouts, FHSAA Sports Physical forms (EL2) and Consent forms (EL3) must be filled out completely and on file with the office of the Athletic Director before the 14th. Forms can be found on the Tampa Catholic website along with all FHSAA required courses that all student athletes must complete. The certificate of completion can either be turned in to your sport's coach or to the Athletic Director's office in the Crusader Gymnasium. 

2019 Spring Season Waiver Information

  • Regatta Insurance for regattas sponsored by the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association is provided by the North American Rowing Association. All new rowers and their parents need to follow the instructions and complete the waiver found online. This waiver is in effect for the 2018-2019 school year and expires at the end of June 2019. Find instructions at NORA website.
  • Regatta Insurance for regattas sponsored by US Rowing require all new rowers and their parents to first join US Rowing and complete an online waiver. Instructions can be found at: http://www.usrowing.org/join-or-renew­membership/ . (Use the club code NBMXN) and then complete the online waiver. The US Rowing waiver and membership are good for a year and then must be renewed in order to remain current.

Questions??? Email Coach Huey. 

Practices are held M, Tu, Th, and F from 4-6PM. On Wenesdays practices are held from 3-5PM. As with all Varsity sports at Tampa Catholic daily attendance is the expected norm for all members. Parents are asked to email/ call Coach Huey (pchuey@tampacatholic.org / 813-215-6551) when their son or daughter cannot attend. Individuals who miss practice frequently may find themselves ineligible to compete or selected to serve as alternates. then must be renewed in order to remain current.