Membership in the CHARGERS Rowing Club consists of two categories:
(A) non-rowing and (B) rowing.
Rowing membership is further subdivided into:
(A) Full-time club members (B) Junior program members (C) Adult program members.
Program membership is limited to individuals who participate in a specific program that is supervised and directed by CHARGERS Rowing Club coaches. Membership in this category is limited to the duration of the program. (e.g. Learn To Row) Members will be required to pay fees before using any CHARGERS equipment. The fee schedule will be established by the Board of Directors and will be posted in the boathouse. A “Consent and Release from Liability” form must be completed by each rower before using any CHARGERS equipment or facilities.
Note: Junior members using CHARGERS equipment must be supervised by a coach.
For membership information contact – Lyn Hathaway at firstname.lastname@example.org
A complimentary membership in CHARGERS Rowing Club is offered to all CHARGERS coaches during the time that they are actively coaching.
Waiver forms must be completed for all guests before launching. If a waiver is not signed, the CHARGERS member will be responsible for any personal injury or boat damage. An invited guest of a CHARGERS member may only row up to three times before membership is required.
All rowers representing the CHARGERS and/or using CHARGERS equipment in regattas must pay a portion of the costs.
Follow all CHARGERS procedures and guidelines regarding safety, equipment and conduct.
Participate in fundraising activities.
Volunteer when called upon.
High School vs. Club
Our club is one of the more unique clubs due to the type of rowing that we house out of our boathouse. Many rowing clubs stay as a club through all seasons and therefore kids from all different high schools row together under one name all of the time. New York State Examples: Westside (Buffalo), Saratoga (Saratoga Springs), Albany (Albany)
Our club on the other hand breaks up into individual high school teams in the spring. Therefore the H.S. teams provide their own coaches, transportation, and some equipment, while paying a small fee to the Chargers organization to be able to use Chargers oars and rowing shells, docks, coaching launches, and park access. Then the H.S. teams function more as a normal H.S. sport without much influence from the Chargers organization during the spring months from March through May.
A learn to row program is designed for an individual that has no knowledge of the sport of rowing. The program will begin by defining key terminology, showing the athletes the equipment necessary for the sport, and developing an understanding of important safety information while on and off the water. The class will progress from that point to on-the-water technical focus of the rowing stroke. The program will usually last for 8-12 sessions with some type of mini race on the last session day/night.
This is a two night program in the summer with a two-fold focus. The focus for the teen is to prepare them for a potential high school rowing career. The focus for the adult will be to introduce them to the sport while providing an inviting environment and the possibility of continuing on with our Masters program if interested. During the fall there will be an Intermediate Masters program that will be provided for interested individuals who would like to continue on in the sport but are not quite ready to join the Masters team.
This is a four morning program in the summer with a focus on introducing young middle school and late elementary age kids to the sport of rowing. Usually, the age group is 10-14 or kids who will be entering grades 5th- 8th grades in the following fall.
Fall Novice Program
This is a two late afternoon (after school) program in the fall. The focus is to prepare young athletes for their respective H.S. spring rowing season. That does not mean that you must be enrolled in a H.S. with a rowing program. We encourage all freshmen or sophomores in H.S. to enroll in this program if they don’t have much experience in the sport. Most athletes will either have no experience or only one or two Summer Learn-to-Rows.
Adult Competitive Program
For Experienced Rowers – Men or Women age 27 +
CHARGERS Rowing Club Membership – $425
A competitive based environment with specific Male and Female Teams that train throughout the year with a focus on the main summer and fall regatta season. Typical Regattas that are attended include. (Diamond States, Masters Nationals, Head of the Genessee, Head of the Charles, Head of the Schuylkill, and others depending on the availability from year to year)
Practice Times: Tues and Thurs from 6-8 p.m. and Sat. mornings from 7-9 a.m.
April 1st – Nov 1st (Approximate dates on the water)
Winter Training is available
Members pay an additional coaching fee
Adult Experienced Program
Men or Women age 21 +
$175 per season
For rowers with at least two sessions of learn to row – A challenging (co-ed) experience in a relaxed atmosphere focused on drills to improve skills.
Practice Times: Mon and Wed. from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
June 1st – July 31st (Summer) and September – November 1st (Fall)
2015 Corporate Rowing Program
Fun Team Building & Boat Racing Challenge in Onondaga Lake Park! Rowing is the ultimate team sport-there is nothing like the experience of 8 people working together; synchronized in unison. The CHARGERS Rowing Club brings you and your colleagues together for 6 weeks spirited by team camaraderie! Guided by CHARGERS experienced coaches, regardless of previous rowing experience, you will learn the skills necessary to achieve a common goal and experience the thrill of racing in an Olympic style racing shell.
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Program Director Larry Laszlo