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2020 Milton High School Rowing

The Spring 2020 Season has been Cancelled.


The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a constantly evolving situation and I appreciate your patience and understanding while we work through this together. At this time, all spring season athletics at Milton High School, including crew, are postponed until Monday, March 30th  

All captains’ practices have been canceled and we encourage athletes to work out on their own. The coaches will be sending out weekly workouts. Please stay in communication with your coaches.

We will continue to follow the guidelines set by Milton Public Schools, USRowing and public health officials, and encourage best health practices: hand washing, cough etiquette, and social distancing practices.

For more information, please visit the following websites:

Our goal is to have a season; however, the health and safety of our athletes is our top priority. We will follow the Milton Public School system, NEIRA, and MPSRA as we consider the possible outcomes for the season.

Friends of Milton Crew is actively working on a contingency plan and will continue to send updates as we learn more about the situation. In the meantime, we wish you the best over these coming weeks and thank you for the amazing strength you share with our incredible organization.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Competitive HS Crew Registration

The Spring Season requires no previous rowing experience. Rowers will learn the rowing stroke while developing leadership skills and teamwork. Rowers will challenge themselves physically and mentally within a strong team environment. Rowers practice five or six times per week and attend several weekend regattas.

Please carefully READ and COMPLETE the following. Failure to do so may put your participation in the program and racing in any regattas at risk.

In order to register for the Spring Season, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Sign up here on Family ID
  2. Upload a completed swim test found hereNew rowers only.
  3. Complete and upload NFHS Concussion Course Certificate found here. 
  4. Upload copy of a current physical (within 13 months) 
  5. Watch the USRowing Safety Video, found here.
  6. Sign the USRowing Waiver found here
  7. Agree to the Friends of Milton Crew Code of Conduct found here
  8. Sign the SafeSport Policy found here
  9. Sign the Medical Release
  10. Pay $700.00 though Family ID

Please note all registration forms must be completed by March 16, 2020 in order to participate at practice. These items are required to ensure safety and compliance with governing associations. Thank you for your cooperation.

The season starts on March 16th and finishes on May 29th. Practice will usually be held after school from 3:15 to 5:30pm. This may change based on the coach’s schedule, the tide or weather. Weekend schedules will be determined by tide and the regatta schedule. Your coach will communicate practice information at the start of the season. Practice locations include Milton High School (balcony & weight room), Milton Yacht Club (25 Wharf St.) with the potential of travel to other rowing facilities in the beginning of the season and during low tides practices. 

Tentative Regatta Schedule: (Mark your calendars now!)

Saturday 04/04/2020Erg-a-thon
Saturday 04/18/2020Bancroft, Worcester, WA, Medford
Saturday 04/25/2020Bay View, Duxbury, Valley Regional
Sunday 05/03/2020Founders Day Regatta
Sunday 05/10/2020Lowell Invitational
Saturday 05/16/2020Mayor’s Cup
Saturday 05/23/2020NEIRA
Sunday 05/24/2020MPSRA

Note: These are tentative schedules and may change. The coaches have the ability to change the schedule and they will communicate this with all athletes. Athletes should be communicating their schedules with the coaches if they are unable to attend practice.


Boys Head Coach: Bill Hamel (
Girls Head Coach: Eve Goldenberg (
Boys Novice Coach: Lucy Plackwic (
Girls Novice Coach: TBD

What to bring to practice:

  • Athletes need to dress in close fitting layers. (Loose fitting shorts get caught in the moving seats of the boat); please avoid wearing cotton.
  • Running shoes 
  • Socks are required. No Bare Feet!
  • Sunglasses and/or hat recommended    
  • Hair restraints – both men and women with long hair.
  • Water bottle with water.

Cancellation of practice

We practice outdoors in all weather, except active lightning storms or other extreme conditions. Because our weather changes rapidly, rowers should assume practice will be held regardless of the weather and dress appropriately, unless they are told by a member of the coaching staff that practice has been cancelled.

Additional Information

Team size may be limited by our equipment and coaching resources, and safety consideration.

The first two weeks of practice in each season will serve as a try-out period. Any participant who is unable to continue in the program due to these restrictions after the try-out period will be refunded.

The Friends of Milton Crew Fall season participation fee is $700. Our fees cover only our operating costs including coaches’ salaries, regatta fees, gas for coaches’ launches, and local travel expenses.

Please visit our website for more information:

Questions? Email the Program Director, Jessica Burbridge at