FAQ

  • Crew is a spring sport at Conestoga High School.
  • Officially, crew is a club at Conestoga; however, we are governed by the Conestoga Athletic department and rowers earn a varsity athletic letter.
  • (Land) Practice begins shortly after the new year. On the water practice will start in February.
  • Our racing series (Manny Flick / Horvat) begins in early March, on the Schuylkill River.
  • The crew team is co-ed - though boys and girls practice, train and race in separate shells (boats).
  • Conestoga is a sculling club - each rower uses two oars (port & starboard) at the same time.
  • Our rowers row in singles, doubles and quads - rowers are assigned to boats based upon experience, fitness, etc. solely at our coaches' discretion.
  • The shells are not coxed.
  • We welcome new rowers (novices) at the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior class levels.
  • We are members of the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association (PSRA).
  • We race at the freshman, novice, JV and Varsity levels against other local high schools (as well as schools that arrive from NJ, NY, CT, MD, etc.).
  • Crew can fulfill a student's extended experience requirement - the onus is on the student to complete the required forms and return them to the high school.
  • The team calls Bachelors Barge (#6 Boathouse Row) its home.
  • Bus transportation is provided to and from the boathouse for weekday practices.
  • In addition to training, and racing, on the Schuylkill River the team also travels annually to race at Mercer Lake NJ and Cooper River NJ.
  • Qualified rowers will also be able to participate in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America's high school championship, as well as the US Rowing Association's national championship.
  • We sell an enormous amount of mulch each year - in an attempt to raise money to defray some of our costs.
  • We are a tax-exempt, under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, organization.
  • We are also recognized by the United Way of Southeastern PA - you may donate to us by referencing agency number 45935.

  • Want to join the team? Talk to a current rower, or fill our INTEREST form and we'll get back to you.