Spring 2021 Training will start primarily in 1X, to keep in line with TCU & US Rowing COVID guidelines. We hope to be able to row in crew boats as soon as cleared.
SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY.
Following these safety guideline will help ensure for a safe operation. As always make sure to also follow COVID protocols.
1- Weather: always check the forecast. Even though it may look “nice” storms can pop up quickly.
2- Winds: High winds can produce waves and make docking difficult, especially in 1X. Beach St. is more protected the Marine Creek Lake. Wind direction is also an important factor. Coaches will make the call if it’s safe to row and specifically where rowing will take place.
3- Safety Officer, must be present at every practice. When out on the water alway use the buddy system and never, row off on your own.
4- Life Jackets: All rowers who are not 1X Certified will wear a life jacket when rowing at Beach St. Rowers who have not done Flip Training will also wear a life jacket (both locations).
5- Where to row. Unless your with a Coach do not go past the Riverside Bridge at Beach St or out of the view of the dock at Marine Creek Lake.
6- No Rowing 1X in the dark. Must be off the water 15 minutes after official sunset.
7- Traffic Pattern and lookout. At Beach St keep your starboard side (green) closest to shore. Always take a look behind you before you start rowing and every 5 or 6 strokes, especially at Marines Creek Lake with so many boats.
Level 1: US Rowing Coaches Course: https://usrowing.org/sports/2020/11/9/level-1-course-description.aspx?id=1119
Training Videos: https://www.fortworthrowing.org/training.html. (Use door Door Code)
Decent Rowing Log in: https://www.decentrowing.com