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Shaker Crew offers competitive and recreational rowing for novice and experienced student-athletes at Shaker Middle & High Schools.

Registration for our Spring season is now open!  Email us if you are interested in registering.

The Spring season will run March 20 through early June.  It will begin with indoor workouts at Shaker and we will get out on the water in mid-April when temperatures are warmer.

We are thrilled about your interest in the Shaker Crew. Shaker Crew offers competitive and recreational rowing for novice and experienced student-athletes at Shaker Junior and Senior High Schools. The goal of the program is to teach technical knowledge about rowing, instill healthy attitudes, challenge athletes to excel, and instill lifetime values regarding the importance of teamwork.  

  • Join the team - no rowing experience needed.  Our learn to row is held in the Fall before school starts
  • Try out our Summer Rowing session
  • The team is always looking for more coxswains. If you are enthusiastic about motivating others, give coxing a try!
  • Two competitive seasons are held in the fall and spring, with competition at the regional, state and national levels.
  • There is year-round training with winter conditioning right at SHS between seasons. Stop by the Taft dining room to see what indoor rowing is all about!

Commitment is an integral part of Shaker Crew, and is required to withstand the physical demands of the sport, to raise money needed to sustain the team, and to keep Shaker Crew on the forefront of visibility at Shaker Junior and Senior High Schools.  Shaker Crew exists not only because the athletes are committed to their sport, but also because the parents are committed to their rowers. This is a parent run organization. All Crew families are required to volunteer throughout the season.  Time spent as families at regattas creates incredible and unique experiences  - an often uncommon occurrence between teens and parents today! 

If you'd like to learn more about becoming a part of Shaker Crew, we'd love to hear from you.


Shaker Crew (Shaker Rowing Association) is a not-for-profit community based organization which serves as the primary support organization for Shaker Crew, a student club of the Shaker Junior and Senior High Schools.  Shaker Rowing is composed of parents, students, coaches and community members, and supports rowing by providing coaching, equipment and training that instills technical knowledge and lifetime values for athletes of Shaker Junior and Senior High Schools.


Shaker Crew shares space with the Albany Boathouse which is located under the highway at the Corning Preserve (Colonie Street exit off I-787) , at the far end of the parking lot, adjacent to the Albany public Boat Launch at the start of the Corning Preserve Bike Trail.
We're looking for Coaches!

Shaker Rowing Association is looking for a coach and a Head Coach for our modified and high school rowing program. Coaches will be working with 6-12th grade rowers on stroke and technique, running practices on water and workouts on land, and supervising rowers at regattas. The Head Coach will additionally coordinate workouts and schedules with other coaches, organize regatta entries, ensure water safety and oversee club equipment. 

Practices are 4-6:30pm weeknights and some practice and regattas on weekends for spring and fall seasons. Summer and winter training is also a possibility. Prior coaching experience preferred but not required. 

 Resumes and inquiries can be sent to Jonathan Harkavy, Shaker Rowing Association President, at