Summer High School Competitive Program

High School U17 / U19 Competitive Information

The team is open to athletes (rowers, and coxswains), with U17 or U19 status (as defined by USRowing) who have one or more years of rowing experience.  PWC’s Competitive Summer Program is offered to provide those wishing to continue rowing/competing over the summer with a focus on improving fundamental rowing skills and representing the Oxford Boathouse in local and National Regattas.  Members of this group should anticipate training in both sweep and sculling boats.  Athletes should be prepared for racing in multiple boat classes and events during the competition.

Registration for the Summer Racing Program will be open for all athletes interested in racing this summer. All athletes will be evaluated by members of the coaching staff as well as additional factors to include but not limited to: 2K score, power to weight ratio, 10 stroke & 1-minute watt tests, overall fitness, technical aptitude, and boat moving ability during the Program Evaluation Period.  Following the Program Evaluation Period, athletes will be notified which program, Competitive vs Select, and regattas they'll be attending.

This program is for Junior athletes looking to:

  • Improve their technical skill and proficiency in rowing
  • Improve physical fitness
  • Advance their collegiate recruiting profile
  • Enjoy a unique summer experience rowing with like-minded boatmates on the Occoquan.

Dates:  5 June thru 29 July
Monday - Friday
***Practices scheduled while school is in session, June 6th - 17th, will be 4:00 - 6:00PM***

June 20th - July 29th will be from 7:00 - 9:00
Monday to Friday 7:00 to 9:00 AM

$600 for the season – (40) 2-hour practices
The number of days does not take into account Regatta's
Transaction fees added after the registration cost

***Requires Uniform Bundle from Boathouse Store ($175) under Shop/Store Tab for competitions.*** 
***Individual replacement items are available as well for those that have purchased "Bundle" before.

***All away Regattas/Travel will require additional fees***
    -Transportation, food, lodging, coaching and entry fees will be divided between the total number of members traveling for the event.

***Must have USRowing Championship Membership***

Registration closes on May 28th
Summer Regattas

Possible Summer Races that we may attend

Independence Day Regatta - Philly
June 30th - July 2nd


Capital Sprints - D.C.
July 8th

Occoquan Memorial Sprints - Occoquan
July 9th

US Rowing Summer Nationals Nationals - Oak Ridge
July 13th - 16th

Philadelphia Youth Regatta - Philly
July 22nd

U23/Intermediate Regattas TBD

Additionl cost and Fees
Summer Racing Additional Costs

Independence Day Regatta:  $TBD

Capital Sprints: $TBD

Occoquan Memorial Sprints:  $TBD

US Rowing Summer Nationals:  $TBD
Price to be calculated by total trip expenses divided by the total number of athletes attending
(2018 price $950/Athlete)

Philadelphia Youth Regatta:  $TBD
Price to be calculated by total trip expenses divided by the total number of athletes attending
(2018 price $400/Athlete)

Uniform Package
( Uni-Suit, Tech-Shirt, Hat/Visor )
Est. $175


Athletes 18 or older
Must complete and submit a Certificate of "SAFESPORT "Core" Training completion.

Athletes turning 18
during the sessions will be required to take “Core” Center for SafeSport Training upon turning 18. To prevent any disruption in eligibility, athletes turning 18 need to complete training prior to their birthday and submit certificate of completion.

SAFESPORT Training Link
General Requirements
WATER BOTTLETo help reduce the waste created by the use of disposable water bottles, we ask rowers to arrive with two reusable water bottles daily.

SWIM TESTAll participants are required to have a swim test on file with their crew boosters’ club or with Prince William Crew (PWC). The requirements and form can be downloaded from the Forms page.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORMAll participants are required to submit a current (within the past 12 months) VHSL Jan 2021 or equivalent Sports Physical Examination.  It is strongly suggested, but not required, that you use the  VHSL form so it may be used in participating in other activities requiring a physical during the school year.  Please only submit a copy of the physical and retain the original for your records.  The requirements and form can be downloaded from the Forms page.

SESSION CAPA session may close before the scheduled closure day due to the "cap" for that session being reachedIf this occurs, the registrant will be placed on a waitlist.  Should a slot open, the registrant will be contacted before the entry is moved from the "waitlist" to "active" status.  If no slots open up, you will be contacted by the Program Administrator to see if you would like to move to another potential time slot being offered.  Register early to avoid being placed on the waitlist or preferred time slot closing.

SESSION CANCELLATION -   A session will be "canceled" if an insufficient number of rowers are registered by the Friday before the session scheduled start date.  In case of cancellation, the registrant will receive a full refund or may transfer to another available session.  This will be coordinated by the Program Administrator.