High School Crew
Note: This page provides a general overview of each of the HS Crew seasons. Specific info for the current or upcoming season is on the Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer program page.
A competitive high school rowing program for students in grades 9 – 12 attending Wayland and Weston public high schools. Wayland-Weston Crew is a varsity sport at both high schools and is offered in the fall and spring seasons.
Spring is for sprinting. 2k. Training starts in mid-March along with all high school sports teams. There is training during the April school vacation week.
Typically, WW Crew starts racing at the very end of April and continues through the US Rowing Northeast Championships and the Mass Public School Rowing Association Championships, which are typically held on Memorial Day weekend.
High School Competitive Program (Club Nationals)
This program is for experienced High School and College aged rowers that want to train and race at the US Rowing Club Nationals which typically take place in mid-July. The location changes each year. In 2016 and 2017, they were held in Ohio. The 2018 location is in southern New Jersey. More information is at USRowing.org.
Athletes will train in doubles, pairs, fours and eights; the goal is sharpen technical skills, improve fitness and participate in a high intensity regatta
Training is Monday-Friday, typically starting at 8:00am. See the current HS Crew Summer page for specifics for the upcoming season
This schedule is perfect for rowers that would like to have a summer job and for families that want to get away on the weekends.
Development Rowing Program
Starts in June and ends in August just before the Fall preseason program starts.
This program is for High School and College aged rowers that want to keep rowing through the summer to keep working on their technique and stay in shape for the fall season. This is a perfect time to introduce yourself to pairs and doubles.
Typically, WW Crew starts pre-season training in August about 10 days before the beginning of school. Training continues through September, with the Ergathon as a highlight.
All of October is dedicated to racing in head races that are 5k endurance events. Usually, two or three WW Crew boats compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta. The season wraps up with the NH Championships and the Fall Massachusetts Public School Rowing Association (MPSRA) Championships, which are typically held the last weekend of October or the first weekend of November.