Rowathon 2022 is On!
The Rowathon is the main fundraiser of the year for BHS Crew. The fundraiser will be completely digital this year, and we are asking all crew athletes to participate. We are using an online fundraising platform where each athlete can create their own custom page and send links to friends and family members to ask for their support. The kickoff will be on November 19th, after practice, when we will work as a team to create donation pages. There will also be food and refreshments! In the meantime, everyone should get some pictures together and think about who they want on their list.
Parents: We’re asking you to promote this on your social feeds on Giving Tuesday, which is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. More details to come.
Welcome to BHS Crew 2022 – 2023!
Summer Rowing Camps 2022
This year we will once again host a summer program comprising four half-day, week-long Varsity sessions and three half-day, week-long Learn-To-Row (LTR) programs. The Varsity program is open to all current BHS rowers (including current Novices, who will step up to the Varsity squad at the end of this season). The LTR program is targeted at middle schoolers and other new-to-the-sport athletes. All programs are at JLAC. Some Varsity participants will be needed to stay on in the afternoon as volunteers to assist coaches with the LTR program. Many athletes take BART to the program. Varsity program assistants meet the LTR participants at the station and walk them to JLAC.
berkeleyside writes about Berkeley High Crew
Berkeleyside wrote up a long article about Berkeley High Crew, going into the history of the team, on the verge of the team going to nationals. Read all about it, here!
WEST COAST SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONS!
On April 24, the BHS Crew brought home gold in the Scholastic Regional Championships at Lake Merced in San Francisco. Numerous boats raced to the top of their heats, or came in close. Here are some highlights:
The Men’s 1V crossed three seconds ahead of SI.
The Women's 1V soon topped that with an eight-second lead.
The Men’s 2V kept things interesting with a dead-heat photo finish that had the crowd hollering, losing only by 0.3 seconds.
The Women’s varsity four and lightweight quad crossed with 20 and 24-second leads, respectively.
BHS Crew will be sending a large contingent, perhaps the largest in crew history, to the Scholastic Nationals at Cooper River in Camden, New Jersey. Go Jackets!
Welcome to Bhs crew 2021-22
BHS Crew is emerging from a year-and-a-half of Covid sheltering in place, restrictions on practice, and no regattas, with more interest and enthusiasm than ever before. Welcome all! This is going to be a huge year for the Berkeley High Crew.
Mark your calendar! There will be an outdoor, in-person information session for novice and prospective novice families at 10 am on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the BHS Crew Boathouse at Jack London Aquatic Center (see map).
Here are a few things to keep in mind. Detailed information will come soon.