FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is rowing experience necessary?
No - we welcome athletes of all backgrounds and skill levels.
When is the rowing season?
We are a year-round sport. We compete in the fall and spring, and train off-water through the winter, but encourage members to join even if they cannot compete in both racing seasons. During the winter season, we train from 6:30-8:30 AM at UREC.
When and where do you row?
We row the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, a ~30 minute drive from JMU's campus. The team meets at the JMU bookstore at 5:40am, we are on the water from 6:15 until 8:00, and return to campus around 8:45. Please note that 8:00am classes DO NOT work with our practice schedule - try to avoid enrolling in classes that meet before 9:05 if you intend to row. We may be able to make exceptions to this - contact us.
Do you need coxswains?
Always! Fill out our recruitment questionnaire if you're interested. For those without experience, information can be found under the "coxswains" tab.
Unsure if you want to join?
Reach out to us! Try out a couple practices and see if JMU Rowing is for you. You might be surprised!