About Winter Training

Thank you for your interest in Mercy Crew.

Session 2 of Winter training is mandatory for anyone joining Mercy Crew in the Spring. Winter training for those new to Crew starts on Tuesday, January 9th in the Mercy cafeteria. Novices will practice Tuesday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm.  Varsity rowers will practice Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm.

Novices have mandatory practice on SATURDAYS from noon until 1:30 at the Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center (PIRC) 2800 Clover St. Pittsford.  Varsity rowers are highly encouraged to participate in practice at the PIRC.

During winter training we introduce the basic rowing stroke on indoor rowing machines (called “ergs”) and work on general strength and endurance through a variety of activities.
All new novice rowers will be gradually introduced to all activities. Attendance on Saturdays in the tanks is important as it gives additional hands on training that approximates on water rowing. It also emphasizes the teamwork that is so essential to Crew which is often called the ultimate team sport.

Anyone interested in trying out Crew, is welcome to try the first week of Session 2 for FREE before making payment. (Weather permitting, we hope to have on water practice during Easter recess for those in town. This is optional.)

In the meantime, please feel free to call Coach Mark Salzler via email at salzlermark5@gmail.com with any questions.

Click here for Registration for winter training.