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.