Welcome to Our Lady of Mercy Crew!

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR MERCY CREW
Our Lady of Mercy Low & Moderate Risk Fall Season Athletics Activities
To Commence Sept. 21

Fall 2020 Season – Land Based Training Program

Much has changed during this unprecedented time and this school year will certainly be different than anything we have ever experienced. As many of you may already know, Governor Cuomo has announced that low- to moderate-risk high school sports may begin on September 21, which includes Crew. USRowing has however advised against rowing in team boats and all fall regattas have been canceled. That being said, we are very limited to what we are able to do given the following for the Fall Crew Season:

  • All fall regattas have been cancelled.
  • No high school, college, nor adult teams are rowing on the water in team boats.
  • Local and regional rowing clubs are focusing on land-based strength and conditioning training outdoors to help prepare for the spring season.
  • Carpooling is not allowed.
  • Students are not allowed in the school buildings after 3:00 p.m.

We are navigating unchartered waters and we want to do our best for the girls to keep them engaged in the sport and connected with their teammates. We have worked with the Mercy Athletic Director, Mr. Anthony Yandek, on a resumption plan for the fall – one where the health and safety of our girls are in the forefront. Given this and the information above, we will be aligning our plan for the rowing season with those of the other local and regional teams and will focus on land-based strength and condition training outdoors, weather permitting.

Based on the responses from our families in a recently conducted survey, we will be holding a 6 week Land Based Strength & Conditioning Training Program by Cohort (2 days/week each) to be held after school on the Upper Parking Lot at Mercy. We have also retained our YMCA Trainer from last winter to lead these sessions in conjunction with Coach Clark & Coach Unger, who will alternate days.

  • FAITH COHORT FALL TRAINING:  Mondays /Tuesdays, Sep 21-Oct 27, 3:30-5:00pm
    • Cost: TBD ($205-$240)
    • Registration Deadline: Sun. Sept 20
  • HOPE COHORT FALL TRAINING: Thursdays/ Fridays, Sep 24-Oct 30, 3:30-5:00pm
    • Cost: TBD ($205-$240)
    • Registration Deadline: Sun. Sept 20

Please be sure to visit the FALL 2020 TRAINING PROGRAM REGISTRATION page for more information and to register. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at boardleadership@mercycrew.org.