The FOGC Scholarship Program began 16 years ago through the generous support of parents and GWC’s Rick Kral and has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships. This year, through increased community outreach and partnership with AVID and the Boys & Girls Club, FOGC expects to award more than $34,000, nearly $1,600 per scholarship. To join us in financial support and to learn about our Scholarship Finance Committee, please reach out to Heidi Andersen, President FOGC.
Corporate matching is welcome and all donations are fully tax-deductible.
Top row from left to right: Lidia Dodaro, Alex Aravides, Alana Prawl, Francie McKenzie, Julia Fullington, Isabella Leao
Bottom row left to right: Nick Walding, Elenna Seguin, Estella Zeppelin, Annie Clark, Sam Jaffe, Aadi Bhandari
FOCUS on the
As the coxswains of Greenwich Crew, we find coxing a fun way to express our creativity through motivation.... The main role of the coxswain is to steer the racing shell while also providing motivation for the rowers and acting as the “brains of the boat” in high-pressure situations. We enjoy seeing how our calls affect our crews in races and practices. It is also fun to come up with new ways to provide motivation, whether that means executing new calls or even changing the tone of our voices. 
FOGC and GC recently hosted Koren Bradshaw, MS, CLC, a nutritionist with Performance Optimal Health, who presented an informative webinar via Zoom.
Koren shared some general dietary guidelines tailored to high school athletes. This is not a strict prescription by any means, but some helpful suggestions if you ever find yourself wondering what to buy, cook or eat. She is available by e-mail or appointment if you have more specific questions.

If parents and athletes missed her presentation, or would like to re-watch it, the recording may be viewed here:  Zoom Recording

A useful summary of her key points, can be found on the link below.
Greenwich Crew blade

April 10 - Mercer, NJ (Varsity Only. Athletes will need to provide own snacks & lunch)
​April 16 - Overpeck, NY (Men Only. Athletes will need to provide own snacks & lunch)
​April 23 - 24 - Mercer, NJ 
​April 30 - May 1 - Saratoga Springs, NY
​May 7 - Overpeck, NY
​May 20 - 22 - Northeast Regional, Lowell, MA
June 9 - 12 - Youth Nationals, Sarasota, FL (Select Crews)
Make sure you're SafeSport Certified
USRowing has a new policy that requires every parent volunteer to be SafeSport Certified. The free certification will take 90 minutes to complete and is good for one calendar year. Please contact Nicola Barry at to find out how to register for the course so you can join us at the volunteer tent. Thank you in advance for keeping our athletes safe and supported!! We couldn’t do it without your help!

Please also note registration for all Greenwich Crew summer programs is now open. Visit for dates, details, and registration links.
Feel free to contact us at
President presidentfogc@gmail.comTreasurer for Scholarship
Parent Liaison -