The week began with a great turnout from the bottom up with a large varsity group and a substantially large novice group. Overall the first week went very well considering both the boy's and girl's teams have to share a bit of equipment and we are thankful for having such a flexible and talented staff (boy's and girl's coaches alike). The boys and girls hosted the annual "Back to Crew Night" for parents with one slight addition. We split the nights up having the boy's on Tuesday and the girl's on Thursday to allow for a little more Q&A time after the presentation. We received a lot of great questions and input from the parents in attendance and we are looking forward to one of our most active and involved group of parents to date.
As far as the amount of work being done at practice, you could consider the workload to be fairly substantial compared to years past. This is a result of a few factors including but not limited to the oarsmen who have set very high standards for themselves this year. One of our greatest adversities this year will be for the rowers and myself to overcome our inexperience as a whole and begin to trust the process of building speed in the Fall. Look for a few pictures and videos to follow in the next couple days.