Winter Training Information (New Parent Information)

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. Practice for Novice will run from 3:30 until 5:30 TUESDAY through FRIDAY at Mercy, and SATURDAYS from noon until 1:30 at the Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center (PIRC) 2800 Clover St. Pittsford.

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.
The reference to Monday through Friday is for Varsity. As previously mentioned, Novice are Tuesdays through Fridays and Saturdays until the end of March or whenever we can get on the water. (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 email Coach Mark Salzler at with any questions.