Welcome to the online home of Methuen Crew, the scholastic rowing team for Methuen High School, Marsh, Timony, Tenney, and CGS Grammar Schools. To sign up for team updates, email Program Coordinator David Spraker.

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About Methuen Crew

Methuen Public Schools and Essex Rowing Club, Inc. have teamed up to form Methuen Crew, a scholastic rowing and sculling team for students of the Methuen Public Schools.

Methuen Crew returns to the water this August for the 2016 Fall Season. Practices will begin August 22 for returning varsity rowers, September 6 for new high school rowers, and September 12 for grammar school rowers. New athletes interested in joining the team should contact the Program Coordinator for information about registering. Participation is open to atheltes grades 6 though 12, with younger athletes participating 2-4 days/week in a developmental program and older athletes training 5-6 days/week to compete against other club and scholastic programs throughout Massachusetts and the Northeast United States.

There is no fee to participate though competitive team members are responsible for their own racing expenses. All athletes are also expected to participate in team fundraising events.

Important Dates

Important dates are listed below. Look below the break for the Fall 2016 regatta schedule.

  • Varsity Season Begins, August 22
  • Novice Season Begins (new HS rowers), September 6
  • Grammar School Season Begins, September 12
  • HOME for Head of the Merrimack, September 24
  • At LOWELL for Textile River Regatta, October 2
  • At PEMBROKE, NH for New Hampshire Championship Regatta, October 16
  • At BOSTON for Head of the Charles Regatta, October 23
  • At SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY for Head of the Fish Regatta, October 29 & 30
  • HOME for Merrimack Chase Regatta, November 5
  • Last day of Fall practice, November 7

Sign Up

To sign up for team updates, email Program Coordinator David Spraker.

Regular updates with important team information will be sent to the email list. You should also contact Coach Spraker for details on how to register.

Team Updates

August 19, 2016

Fall Registration Open

Registration for the fall season is now open. Recruitment and registration will continue through September 18th. Email Coach Spraker info@methuencrew.org for details on how to sign up.

March 6, 2016

Swim Test Date

We have confirmed access to the pool at the Greater Lawrence Technical School or our swim test. It will be on Friday, March 18 from 3:00-5:00 PM. All new athletes are expected to swim 200 meters, tread water for 10', and put a lifejacket on while in the water. Any athlete that is unable to pass the test will be able to use a low impact lifejacket while training on the water. If you cannot make this date you can complete the test on your own at any pool that has a lifeguard on duty. Email Hallie at halliewoods@essexrowing.org for a copy of the form you will need to bring with you and return to us upon completion.

February 29, 2016

Registration Updates

Registration for the grammar school team is now closed. Anyone interested in getting on the mailing list for fall is encouraged to email us in the meantime. Recruitment and registration for the high school team will continue for the next couple weeks. Email Travis at info@methuencrew.org for details on how to sign up.

January 21, 2016

General Information Meeting for New Rowers

We are going to have an Informational Meeting for new athletes interested in rowing this spring on Thursday, January 28th at 7:45 pm. The meeting will be held at our training facility at 656 Lowell Street in Methuen. We will have a second meeting later in February for athletes that are starting later and didn't make the first. We will announce the date and time for that here in a couple weeks.

Competition Schedule

Regatta dates are listed below. Athletes are responsible for their own transportation to competitions. Race schedules are generally not available until 24-48 hours before an event, and will be forwarded to the team at that time. Atheltes should be prepared to race at any time during the days listed.

September 24, Head of the Merrimack Regatta- Methuen, MA

October 2, Textile River Regatta - Lowell, MA

October 16, New Hampshire Championship Regatta - Pembroke, NH

October 23, Head of the Charles Regatta - Boston, MA (pending lottery)

October 29 & 30, Head of the Fish Regatta - Saratoga Springs, NY

November 5, Merrimack Chase Regatta - Methuen, MA

Our Mission

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Methuen Crew is committed to serving the student-athletes of the Methuen Public Schools in their pursuit of personal and athletic success. By providing superior coaching, equipment, and facilities we seek to enable all participants with the resources they need to achieve their full potential within the sport. Above all else we are committed to ensuring the character of Methuen Crew reflects the values of excellence, integrity, respect, commitment, leadership, and teamwork.

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