High School Rowing

The Spring Season is the High School competitive season. The Bergen County Rowing Academy offers a Competitive Team for High Schools with Crew Teams, and for students from Middle Schools and High Schools (ages 12-18) who do not have a team.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic there are several adjustments we need to make this year:

a)   Following the rules of the NJSIAA (regulates High School sports) the season has to start virtually. Ideally, rowers will have a rowing machine at home to participate, however we will also have a special virtual program for rowers who do not have access to a rowing machine.

b)   On April 1, we will begin on-water training. Sessions will then be staggered in four groups, each 30 minutes apart, in order to reduce the amount of rowers who are around the boat pen and/or on the dock at the same time. There is a mandatory mask-wearing rule in effect in Overpeck Park that will need be kept also around the boat pen and the dock. Once rowers are on the water they may remove their masks.

c)    There will be fewer regattas this year as in years past. Because the NJSIAA does not permit out-of-state competitions and because the Philadelphia regatta organizers do not have permission to host regattas this year we will only compete in New Jersey.

March 1 - March 31, 2021  [All Spring Programs]
     Virtual Training via Zoom
     Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
     3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

April 1 - May 17, 2021   [All High School Rowers]
     Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
     3:00 PM to 4:30 PM — Bergen Catholic HS
     3:30 PM to 5:00 PM — BCRA and other High Schools
     4:00 PM to 5:30 PM — Dwight-Englewood School

April 1 - May 17, 2021  [Middle School Club Juniors]
    Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
    5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

2021 Regatta participation includes:
All regattas and their dates are hopefully taking place. There is no guarantee yet that it will happen.
Sat, Apr 17 - Overpeck Junior Regatta [Home]
Sat, Apr 24 - Garden State Champs [Cherry Hill]
Sat, May 1 - Overpeck Junior Regatta [Home]
Sat, May 08 - Mid-Atlantic Youth Champs Princeton (?)

​Fees:
High School JV/Varsity Team:          $800
High School Club Juniors:                $800
Middle School Club Juniors:             $650 / $500

Rowing skills are required for all programs. If you have never rowed before we will introduce you to rowing at the beginning of the on-water portion of the program.

All participants need to know how to swim.

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Blueprint for Individual Scholastic Rowers
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