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2019 Milton High School – Registration Open!

Register here through Family ID

Save the Date!

Rock N’ Roll Fundraiser – October 27, 2018

At the Milton Club featuring the Cat Tunes. More information coming soon.

We are the Friends of Milton Crew

Our Misson Statement

The mission of the Friends of Milton Crew is to offer programs that broaden exposure to the benefits of rowing among the communities surrounding the Neponset estuary.

Crew’s success demands personal responsibility, goal setting, dedication and accountability to the greater whole – skills also essential to our community at large. FOMC rowers learn the necessity of teammates pulling together to transcend their individual strengths and weaknesses.

Benefits and Opportunities of Rowing With Us

We use a competitive racing schedule to instill the traits and skills necessary for success. Each student-athlete learns the value of discipline, determination, and teamwork. They learn that individual success depends on the team’s performance. Further, they learn the value of a healthy, active lifestyle and increase their physical stamina, flexibility and coordination. The athletes increase their self-esteem by continually testing and expanding their limits. Finally, they will make lifelong friends and have FUN!

Scholarships

It is the policy of Milton High School Crew not to exclude anyone due to financial considerations. FOMC recognizes that crew is an expensive sport, and in keeping with our mission, we wish to provide the opportunity to participate to all who are interested. FOMC and MHS Crew abide by the scholarship guidelines established by the Milton Public School system. To apply for a scholarship for MHS Crew, please visit the MHS Family ID page for more information about scholarship guidelines. MHS will notify FOMC if your child is eligible for aid. All correspondence are and will remain confidential.

Safety is Our First Priority

FOMC supports rowing by generating operating funds, purchasing boats and other equipment necessary to support the teams. It also provides food and drinks to rowers at regattas and coordinates fundraising, social events, and activities throughout the year.

FOMC is a member of USRowing, the national governing body of rowing. One of the benefits of membership is insurance coverage; it protects all of our members while they are participating in covered activities such as practice. It also protects members while they are participating in registered regattas. In addition, we will have coverage for our boats and equipment in the event that they are damaged.

Safety is our primary concern before any youth is allowed onto the water. All rowers must complete an application and sign a release of liability form. Rowers must also participate in a safety session and demonstrate sufficient swimming skills, including swimming 100 feet and treading water for 10 minutes.

Please refer to the additional information provided on the site for the specific programs. Generally, rowers are expected to practice six days a week (Monday through Saturday). A typical practice takes about two hours from drop-off to pick up and consists of warm-ups, boat rigging, rowing, and breakdown.

All rowers will be expected to comply with a code of conduct, including rules governing equipment use and safety. Parents of youth rowers should familiarize themselves with these rules, and are expected to be prompt at rower pick-up.

Training will be provided on a regular basis by certified coaches, and will be supplemented by periodic clinics open to members hosted by experienced rowing veterans.

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Friends of Milton Crew meets every other week.

Terry Driscoll, President and Co-Founder
George Clarke, Treasurer
Mary Beth Callahan, Clerk
Christine Kelly, Director
Thomas Leonard, Director
Deb Savona, Director
Robert Davis, Director
Suzanne Martin – Ridge, Director
Jim McKay, Director
Christine Fiske, Director

Registration for 2018 Summer Rowing Sessions NOW Open!

The Neponset Rowing Club is offering summer rowing sessions for both adults and youth.

for Adults

The Adult Summer Program is sweep rowing in stable 8-person or 4-person shells, for rowers with a variety of experience levels who enjoy a team atmosphere. This program will build on stroke fundamentals and knowledge of rowing to become more confident, efficient rowers. This class will focus on synchronization, timing, drills, and blade work. The coaches will work with all rowers throughout the session to offer drills/workouts and grow rowing knowledge and skills. Rowers will work on gaining a greater understanding of the rowing stroke, experience a multitude of drills, and gain a firm grasp of rowing terminology while getting a workout. Set-up and clean-up is a part of this program, this is a multi-boat class and rowers will be expected to help each other launch and rack boats at the beginning and end of row.

Register for Adult Summer Morning  here.

Register for Adult Summer Evening  here.

for Youth

The Junior Summer Program is tailored toward motivated individuals looking to improve upon their skills and to maximize their physical abilities for the upcoming rowing season. Focus will be given to endurance, strength and overall performance conditioning. This class will focus on technique, synchronization, timing, drills, and blade work. The coaches will work with all rowers throughout the session to offer drills/workouts and grow rowing knowledge and skills. Due to tide on The Neponset River, the 1st and 3rd week will be spent on the water while the 2nd week will be spent on land. Land training will consist of fine tuning technique and conditioning on the ergs and strength training circuit work.

Register for Youth Summer Session 1 – July 9 – 27 here.

Register Youth Summer Session 2 – August 6 -24 here.

Spring ’17 MHS Crew season underway

Even though it’s snowing out today, the MHS Crew season for Spring 2017 has begun. Until the docks are in at the landing, Varsity boys and girls teams are practicing on the Charles. Big thanks to the Union Boat Club for their ongoing generosity, as they once again host our boats and rowers for their early spring training.

Novices are working out at the high school, but everyone is itchy to get out on the Neponset! Once again, we’re pleased to be partnering with the Milton Yacht Club at Milton’s public landing and dock.

The season will start with some dual racing – schedule still flexible – and wrap up with NEIRA racing. Stay tuned for full schedule on this site and on the MHS Crew Facebook page. If you haven’t liked the page, please do!

Thank you to our coaches, and all the parents, volunteers and donors who make our programs possible.

Go Milton Crew!