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Spring Season Registration is Live!

The registration for the Spring Season is now live for TJ Crew. To sign up follow the directions from this document for the 2023 Registration Steps or click on the Join 2023 page from the main menu above.


Winter Training registration is still the same as previously announced.


And don't miss that there is a $75 discount for paying before December 16th!


Parent Interest Night Slides

It was great seeing everyone at the Parent Interest Night on Thursday. If you missed it, the slides for the presentation are available here.


Winter Training Signups

Winter Training will start on Thursday, November 17th. The expected location is the Einstein Commons. Any location change will be announced on Slack. To sign up for Winter Training, TJ requires you to:


Note: If your student participated in a TJ sport this year and you previously completed all steps above, you do not need to complete again. However, you should log in to https://tjhsst-ar.rschooltoday.com/ to confirm that CREW is selected under Spring Sports.


We encourage our athletes to explore diverse interests which still gets them ready for the Spring season. For rowers not involved in other sports, we offer Winter Training.


Unlike our Spring Season, attendance at Winter Training is not mandatory. With that said, dedication and consistency at Winter Training will lead to faster erg times which has a major factor in the selection of a rower for a top boat. Fast boats are made during Winter Training.

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Be sure to check our Slack channel for all of the latest news and announcements, especially for any weather-related practice cancellations.


If you have any questions about TJ Crew, you may reach out to our Parent Liaison, Shaista Keating at shaistakeating@gmail.com. She is a great resource for all new TJ Crew families.

2022 TJ Food Tent

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Winter Training


With the last day of Fall Rowing complete, we are getting ready for winter training! TJ Rowers are a part of many winter sports such as swimming and wrestling, and we encourage our athletes to explore diverse interests which still gets them ready for the Spring season. For rowers not involved in other sports, we offer Winter Training.


Winter Training will start on Thursday, November 17th until the Spring Season begins on February 20th.


Winter Training is offered 5 days per week, starting right after school until the late buses leave at 6:30 PM. The exact meeting location for Winter Training will be announced via our team Slack channel. So be sure to sign up for that to get all of the latest real time information.


Unlike our Spring Season, attendance at Winter Training is not mandatory. With that said, dedication and consistency at Winter Training will lead to faster erg times which has a major factor in the selection of a rower for a top boat. Fast boats are made during Winter Training.


Updated Regatta Schedule


We have the latest update to the Regatta schedule for this season. The St. Andrews regatta will be hosted on April 8th. This impacts the Spring Break schedule. This means that TJ will not attend a regatta on April 1st and there will not be practice on April 3rd, but practice is required from April 4th - April 7th

and then we will have the St. Andrews regatta on the 8th. St. Andrews is a great day event and is fun for the whole family to attend.


In summary, for Spring Break, rowers will have off April 1 - 3. For those that are planning college visits, FCPS has given us many three-day weekends this year. We encourage you to take full advantage of that before the season starts.

Rowing Gear Special Order


Now is your chance to order a TJ Crew duffel bag, TJ Rowing jacket, and Gore-Tex pants with the hope they arrive in time for the holidays! Please note there is a minimum of 6 jackets ordered for Boathouse to produce them. If the minimum isn’t met, you will be refunded. This may be one of your only chances to order this gear for the season, so act now. These are great for cold weather rowing, especially at the beginning of the Spring season.


The jacket and pants are available (currently marked way down!) through the Boathouse TJ Crew online store. The online store will be open until 10/14. Please refer to the sizing charts or ask a buddy with a jacket to try on to ensure proper sizing as personalized items cannot be returned or exchanged.

https://thomasjeffersoncrewfall22.itemorder.com/shop/sale/


The duffel bags can be purchased by using the following link.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCZWHMxZM8e_NdXqqvvzEqwC9mbBPRLA0HZqfwfRlRPlKBLA/viewform


We also wanted to give you a heads up that we have limited sizes of the TJ embroidered rowing shorts, tights and tech shirts in the TJ crew store from a previous order. If you plan on buying these items, check the TJ crew store first to see if they have your size and buy them ASAP because the prices on the new order will be significantly higher due to increased cost from the supplier.


We will NOT be stocking these items in the TJ Crew store once they sell out so if you want these items (they are not required, but nice to have), you'll need to order them though the TJ Crew rowing gear special order. Here's the link to the TJ Crew Store that shows the sizes we currently have in stock: https://www.tjcrew.org/store


Please feel free to reach out to our Uniform Chairs with any questions!

Paige & Scott Ellis

tjcrewuniforms@gmail.com


Booster Board Current Openings

Click here for the TJCrew Booster Board's Current Openings and Positions

Novice Makeup Swim Test

We are still trying to schedule a makeup swim test date. With most of the County Rec Center Pools closed until this past weekend, it has been difficult trying to schedule it.

Until a makeup test is scheduled, novice rowers still needing to take a swim test will be permitted at Green Days if they submit a signed waiver and attestation that they are able to complete the swim test. Submit it via email or bring it with you on your first day of practice. Novice rowers without a completed swim test or this signed waiver will not be allowed on the water.


If you have any questions about TJ Crew, you may reach out to our Parent Liaison, Shaista Keating at shaistakeating@gmail.com. She is a great resource for all new TJ Crew families.

We are TJHSST's Crew Team, a community composed of over 100 hard-working student athletes.

What is Crew?

Crew is the sport of rowing. Boats are made of 8 rowers and a coxswain, who steers the boat. It is considered the ultimate team sport.


While many students join crew to increase their college admissions chances, TJ Crew rows because of our love of the sport, the joy of being on the water, our close friends in our boat, and the challenge of doing something hard. TJ Rowers are very organized and enjoy the consistent physical exercise that allows us to refocus our minds to do even better with classes.


Come Row With Us


TJ Crew is in its 31st year and we have both Men’s and Women’s Teams. We have a history of excellence, including the National Champions for Women's Varsity 8 in 1996 and 1999, and Men's Varsity 8 in 2004, 2006, and 2007. Our Men's Novice 8 won the Virginia State Championship this past year, and our Women's Freshmen 8 won the Virginia State Championship the year before.


We have 120 team members, and no prior experience is required. Year round rowing opportunities are available. TJ Crew "Learn to Row" is available in the Fall. Then join us for Winter Training, before the main Spring season starts. Over the summer, University Rowing Camps are available and past TJ Rowers have gone on to row for many top universities. Join us and let's row together.

Congratulations to our seniors -

US Rowing Honors 5 TJ Crew Seniors

Congratulations to our TJ Crew rowers! Seniors Jonathan Buchholz, Emma Cox, and Matthew Kim were selected for the US Rowing Scholastic Honor Roll; Nikhil Vallikat and Anthony Van Rheenen received honorable mention. These rowers were chosen on the basis of their outstanding academics, rowing successes, and responses to a short application. (See US Rowing's announcement for the full list.) We're proud of these rowers, both on and off the water!

We are TJHSST's Crew Team, a community composed of over 100 hard-working student athletes.

Since 1989, we have competed at State, National, and International competitions, winning numerous national medals and international acclaim. Our rowers form the most tight-knit and academically successful athletic community at TJ, with the highest graduating GPA of any sport in 2018. From the class of 2018 alone, our alumni went to row and study at schools including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, and Duke University, just to name a few.