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PEG330: Girls V/VJ/Novice Crew

The varsity crews are the first and second eights of each squad.

The varsity crews are the first and second eights of each squad. A full schedule of 1,500-meter races with other independent and public schools concludes with the New England Interscholastic Regatta and, by invitation, the U.S. Junior National Championship Regatta. The JV crews are the third and fourth eights of each squad. These crews compete at most of the same races and regattas as the varsity. Each spring, some rowers and coxswains new to the sport earn seats on the JV crews. The third eights also compete at the New England Interscholastic Regatta and, if victorious, each member earns a varsity letter. The novice crews are the fifth and sixth eights in each squad. These crews have a schedule of 1,000- and 1,500-meter races with neighboring private and public schools. Students immediately begin to learn the technique of rowing and coxing in eight-oared shells after a required review of boatmanship and water safety. Novices who progress rapidly can become varsity or JV candidates in their first season. All crews practice five days a week and race on Wednesday or Saturday. Rowers and coxswains must pass the school swim test before enrolling in crew.