Parent FAQs
Parent FAQs
Parent FAQs
Parent FAQs
Frequently Sought Information  

Click here for the Fall 2022 Information Packet which answers many commonly asked questions. 

My child wants to row with Shaker Crew. What do I need to know?
Learn more in the Shaker Crew HANDBOOK.

How do I get in touch with the Coaches? 

Where are the forms I need? 
Each rower needs a Medical Waiver, a Code of Conduct, an active US Rowing Waiver, and a Photo Release form. More information about each of these is on our Registration page.

What is Shaker Crew about? What are the rules, how do things work, etc.? 

Why is the ability to swim so important?
The sport of rowing poses significant risks to the participant because most activities occur in, on or around water. These risks include, but are not limited to, unexpected immersion in cold water as a result of a boat flipping, collisions with other boats, being involuntarily removed from a boat because of an oar’s momentum (“crabbing”), falling off docks, authorized or unauthorized swimming, changing weather conditions, or other occurrences. Although all practices and regattas are supervised, from time to time a boat may be temporarily out of a coach’s line of sight due to traffic and/or the irregular shoreline of the body of water that we may be rowing on, race day procedures, or other conditions. Therefore, a motor boat may take a few moments to several minutes to reach a boat or rower in need of assistance. For their own safety, and the safety of others, participants in any Shaker Rowing Association (SRA) rowing program must be competent swimmers.

How do I add an email to my Sports Sign Up account?
Log into the main page of your account. Under "Adults", there should be all the names you have entered and next to each name is an EDIT link. Click the EDIT link.

Under Contact info, there are two fields labeled "optional email" so allow you to add two additional email addresses. Enter them, click enter and save.

How does the Food Tent work at a regatta?
The food tent is available for rowers, coaches and parents. It is an opportunity to get to know each other and to try to get warm at some of the cooler regattas (Hello, Saratoga!) 

Each rower's registration fee includes full access to the food tent. From that point on, you are not required to bring any food to the tent. This makes it easier on everyone as it relieves us from coordinating who is rowing when and can bring what.

All families are required to work one shift at the food tent at a regatta during the season.

What are all the blade styles for High School and Junior programs in the US?

How can I share my child's rowing information for college?
Thanks to Niskayuna rowing for this SAMPLE ROWING RESUME.