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Shaker Crew offers competitive and recreational rowing for novice and experienced student-athletes at Shaker Middle & High Schools.
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     Fall Season 
The season begins August 23. The cost is $775 per rower.

August 23 - September 8
Practice will be held Monday-Friday from 5:00-7:00 and Saturdays 8:00-10:00.

Starting September 9
Practice will be held Monday-Friday 4:30-6:30 and Saturdays 8:00-10:15. 

The season begins September 13. The cost is $725 per rower. 

Practice will be held Monday-Thursday, 4:30 to 6:30 and Saturdays, time TBD (either 8-10 or 10-noon) 

​ Learn to Row
Free Learn to Row sessions will be offered the weeks of August 23 and August 30 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Monday - Thursday each week. Interested Shaker Middle and High School students can register for one or both sessions. 
All those registering for Learn to Row must pass a swim test. 
Two sessions will be held at the Shaker HS Pool. 
It is mandatory  that your child takes the swim test prior to getting on the water.
08/18:   2:00-3:30 
08/24:   10:45 - noon                   

Save The Date
The Shaker Rowing Association will be holding its Annual Meeting and Parent Informational Session on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:30, via WebEx. This is mandatory for all parents. At this meeting, we will be voting on our Annual Budget and a slate of Board Members. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors and/or would like more information, please let Jeff Luks know. 


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.

Fall Season
Varsity:    Aug. 23- Nov. 2
     Modified:  Sep. 13- Nov. 9 

​Tentative Regatta Schedule 

•Head of the Hudson 09/18
​•Tail of the Fish 09/25
•Head of the Charles
  10/22 – 10/24 (Invite only) 
•Head of the Fish 10/30 – 10/31 
•Mod Championships 
  11/05 - 11/16