Nereid’s pre-season program is a two week try-out period to evaluate athletes to see which part of the program is right for them. It is meant for existing Nereid athletes AND any new athletes in 8th grade or older who want to try out for our Racing Team.


***If you go to a school that has its own rowing team, you are welcome to try out and row at Nereid, HOWEVER, we ask that only athletes who plan on rowing for Nereid for the year try out.

Pre-season practice runs 5 days a week (M-F from 11-1)

The Fall pre-season runs from August 19th – August 30th

Cost: $250


Athletes will run through a wide array of land and water workouts testing fitness, skill, enthusiasm, attitude and work ethic. At the end of the two weeks, the coaches will sit down with each athlete to tell them which Fall 2021 program to sign up for. Those programs include: Varsity, Novice, Intermediate and Beginner

For those athletes that want to be on our competitive racing teams, (Varsity and Novice) Fall Pre-Season is mandatory. This is to make sure each athlete is on the proper team before heading into the season. For athletes that are only interested in the Intermediate and Beginner programs pre-season is not necessary

Athletes and parents will have one week to sign up for their program.

You can register for this using the online checkout tool below.

You must complete a swim test ( click here) and complete the USRowing waiver prior to participation. (Link below)

Please contact our Head Coach ( with any questions about the program or your eligibility!

***once signed up for pre-season, there will be a 50% refund up to two weeks before the start. Once it is within two weeks of the session there will be no refunds***