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The Parents' Page

Whether you're rousting a teenager out of bed for early morning practice, driving a boatload of kids home from the Boathouse, washing tons of smelly socks, or nursing sore knees and blisters, being a crew parent can be a trying experience.  But it's also a uniquely rewarding one:  We get to watch our kids grow from nervous novices to confident young adults, rowing as one in a sleek racing shell. Through crew, we watch them grow in strength, endurance and character.  It is truly a beautiful sport.

Since this website has been prepared by crew parents, there are a lot of pages here to help you understand, enjoy and participate in crew.  If you're a parent of a new member of Titan Rowing, we are happy to have you!  If you've been around for a while, let us know what other information we should be providing.

For those of you working to get your bearings: Please consider becoming involved in Alexandria  Crew Boosters (ACB).  This is the organization that supports the team and the program, that provides the funding and people power to make it all work.  Participating in Alexandria Crew Boosters-sponsored activities is also great way to get to know other parents, share information, and learn more about crew.

Read the Handbook for Crew Parents.  The on-line edition is here.

Rowing has a language all its own.  To help you decipher some of the lingo, here's a page devoted to rowing terminology

Crew is a weekend sport.  Every week during the season, ACHS Crew is off to a regatta, from our home waters in Alexandria to as far away as Ontario.  We've provided a schedule, driving directions, and time-tested regatta tips on this site to help you navigate these new waters.