Nereid’s Varsity program is for both High School Boys and Girls. This program is Nereid’s most competitive program. Athletes on Varsity will compete at local and national regattas.

Fall Schedule: September 6th – November 16th

Practices will be held Monday-Friday 3:45pm – 6pm, and Saturday 10am-1pm

Fall Cost: $1,700

Parent Meeting: September 10th following practice at the boathouse!

Fall Race Schedule:

October 8th: Head of the Housatonic (Derby, CT) (select athletes)

October 9th: Head of the Passaic (Home Race) 

October 21st-23rd: Head of the Charles (Boston, MA) (select athletes)

October 30th: Head of the Fish (Saratoga, NY) 

November 12th: Frostbite Regatta (Princeton, NJ)


In order to be placed on Varsity, the athlete must have completed a Novice season, either with Nereid or another team. The athlete must be evaluated by the Nereid coaches to ensure they are prepared for Varsity athletics. This can be done during pre-season in August, or if an athlete is joining from another team, during a two week period during the Winter.

Coaches are evaluating an athletes work ethic, attitude and enthusiasm. Once the tryout period is completed, coaches will inform the athletes who have earned a spot on the Varsity Team!

If an athlete completes tryouts and is not ready for Varsity athletics they will be invited to join the Middle School or Recreational team.

Once on the Varsity Team, athletes will be expected to attend all practices. Athletes are allowed three excused absences and must communicate with the Head Coach prior to the absence. Athletes that miss practice without an excuse, or go over the allowed three absences, put themselves at risk of not being allowed to compete at races. This policy does not apply to recruiting visits for athletes in the Fall of their Senior year. Time management and communication are essential to being a successful student athlete!

Athletes on Varsity will be learning skills like discipline, time management, worth ethic and an enthusiasm for the sport of rowing. These skills will help them throughout their lives!

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 ( or our Head of Programs ( with any questions about the program or your eligibility!