High School Rowing

HIGH SCHOOL ROWING

Nereid’s High School rowing program is a competitive team program that is open to all high school athletes who have either completed a Learn-to-Row program, taken private lessons, or rowed previously elsewhere or with Nereid’s Middle School program. New high school rowers who are interested in trying the sport should visit our Youth Learn-to-Row page to learn more about getting started.

The High School program practices year-round, however, rowers can sign up for each season separately. Rowers in the High School program can also choose to either train 4-days per week or 6-days per week. You can learn more about each season’s program and register below:

Summer

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Nereid’s High School Summer programs for 2020 are going to be structured differently than in past years. We are offering two types of programs for this summer: an on-water, singles-only program and a virtual program.

On-Water:

In order to remain compliant with local and state guidelines, as well as guidelines from USRowing, our on-water program will only be held in single sculls. Rowers will be coached on technique and also undergo workouts to improve fitness while rowing in singles. The goal is for each rower to become more proficient in the single scull by the end of the summer, while also leaving our summer program fitter and faster. 

Due to limited resources this on-water summer program is going to have a lower capacity than usual. This will impact the program in two different ways. First, we will run three sessions a day and rowers will be assigned to one time slot per day in order to allow more rowers to participate. Second, we are going to require rowers to apply for this program and acceptance will be limited based on our available equipment. Rowers will be asked to describe their prior rowing experience and prior experience in a single scull (if any). For safety reasons, acceptance will be based on sculling proficiency. However, this does not mean that rowers with no experience in a single scull should not apply. If we have the space/equipment then we may still accept rowers with no prior experience in a single scull. 

This program will run from June 15th – July 31st and will cost $700. Practices will be held Mondays – Fridays during the following time slots: 8:30 – 10 AM, 10:15 – 11:45 AM, and 12:00 – 1:30 PM. An additional session will be held on Saturdays for our most competitive single scullers which will consist of various race pieces. In order to apply for this program please fill out the application at the following link: Summer 2020 High School Program Application. Applications will be due by Thursday, June 11th and applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance by the end of Friday, June 12th. Payment is due by the end of Sunday, June 14th. Instructions regarding payment will be emailed to accepted rowers. If you have any questions about Nereid’s programs, please contact our Programs Director, Sarah Kornblum (programs@nereidbc.org) and/or our Head Coach, Dylan Gould (headcoach@nereidbc.org). 

Additional information: Rowers will not have access to the boathouse, with the exception of the boat bays for equipment access. Therefore, rowers are not permitted to bring any unnecessary personal items to practice. Personal items should be left in the car or at home. Rowers will also not have access to our locker rooms or bathrooms, however, a port-o-potty will be on-site for athlete use. Rowers will also be required to wear masks at all times except when actively rowing. Rowers must follow all of the rules previously stated as well as all of Nereid’s COVID-19 Protocols, which can be found at the following link: Click Here.

Virtual

Our virtual High School summer program will be aimed at increasing our athletes’ physical fitness and technical skill on the rowing machine. We will use Google Meet to hold our virtual practices and in addition to receiving technical feedback athletes will also be given a training program to follow. The goal is to improve each athlete’s technique on the rowing machine while also improving each athlete’s fitness with an emphasis on improving erg scores. With that in mind, access to a rowing machine is required for our virtual High School program. 

This program will begin on June 15th and run through July 31st and cost $200, however, anyone who is participating in our on-water program can also participate in this program for only $100. Virtual practice will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM, however, the training plan provided will include workouts for six days of the week. Workouts not completed at practice are meant to be completed individually. To register for this program only, please use the embedded widget below. If you want to register for this program in addition to our on-water program, then please wait to see if you are accepted into our on-water program before registering for this program. Instructions for registration will be sent separately to those who are accepted into our on-water program. If you have any questions about Nereid’s programs, please contact our Programs Director, Sarah Kornblum (programs@nereidbc.org) and/or our Head Coach, Dylan Gould (headcoach@nereidbc.org).

Fall

The 2019 Fall season will begin on September 3rd for High School rowers and will end on November 23rd. We offer the following options for the Fall season:

  • High School 6-day: This program is open to rowers with at least one season of prior rowing experience. Practice will be from 4 – 6 PM Mondays – Fridays, and 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturdays.
  • High School 4-day: This program is open to both experienced and novice rowers and meets Tuesday – Thursdays, plus Saturdays. Practice times are 4 – 6 PM Tuesdays – Thursdays, and 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturdays. 

Spring

The 2020 Spring season will begin the week of March 2nd for High School rowers and will end on May 22nd for those not racing at nationals, June 7th for those racing at U15/U17 Nationals, and June 14th for those racing at Youth Nationals. We offer the following options for the Spring season:

  • High School 6-day: This program is open to rowers with at least one season of prior rowing experience. Practice will be from 4 – 6 PM Mondays – Fridays, and 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM on Saturdays.
  • High School 4-day: This program is open to both experienced and novice rowers and meets Tuesday – Thursdays, plus Saturdays. Practice times are 4 – 6 PM Tuesdays – Thursdays, and 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM on Saturdays.

Winter

This program is open to rowers with at least one season of prior rowing experience and meets Tuesday – Thursdays, plus Saturdays. On Wednesdays and Thursdays practice will be split into two different sessions. The first practice session will be from 4 – 5:30 PM and will be for the top 14 rowers on the team, and the second session will be from 5:30 – 7 PM and will be for the remaining rowers on the team. On Tuesdays and Saturdays the team will practice together as a whole. Practice will be from 4 – 6 PM on Tuesdays, and 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM on Saturdays. Optional practices will be held on Mondays and Fridays from 4 – 5:30 PM.

One day per week of training at FASST (http://www.fasstnj.com/) will be included for each rower, and each rower can choose to train at FASST a second day per week for an additional $150 (paid to FASST). Training at FASST will be held from 6 – 7 PM on Tuesdays and 10 – 11 AM on Saturdays.

Nereid’s High School rowing program is a competitive program with opportunities to race throughout the season. As such, a certain level of commitment is expected from each athlete. Specific expectations will be discussed at the start of the season. For further questions please contact Dylan Gould at headcoach@nereidbc.org.

*Rutherford Residents receive a 50% discount until participation reaches 25% of the program size, after which the discount is pro-rated across all Rutherford participants. We ask all participants to pay the full program amount, and then we will issue a refund to Rutherford Residents once the final numbers are known. At current participation levels we expect that refund level to be 50%.*

Space is limited and therefore acceptance is not guaranteed and is determined based on seniority, as well as on a first come, first served basis. Nereid reserves the right to modify the program schedule as circumstances change. Should an athlete drop out of a program, no refund will be provided.