September 22, 2019
Rower Spotlight - Nick McDonald
Senior GV Crew Rower, Nick McDonald, has been rowing for 4 years! Nick is a great leader and admired by all. When he is rowing on the erg, he likes to listen to anything loud. When he's not rowing, he enjoys playing piano and saxophone. He hopes to continue rowing after high school. Coach Emily says, " Nick has been an integral part of the team, leading by example and showing what it means to rise to the challenge of bettering our team each practice. Nick pushes himself to continue seeking new standards ."
Head of the Christina:
SUNDAY, October 6

Navy Day Regatta:
SATURDAY, October 12

Head of the Schuylkill:
SUNDAY, October 27

SATURDAY, November 9

SUNDAY, November 10

Practices are held at the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association (WYRA) boathouse.

500 E Front St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

M-W-F 3:45-6:15

Saturdays: 10:00-1:00
For those of you opting to carpool, you can find the carpool schedule at this LINK . If you want to join the carpool, contact Allyson Babcock
SAVE THE DATE and start talking it up!
The Blue Jean Ball is our big fundraiser and we need
all families to attend and bring some friends!

Click HERE for a copy of the Save the Date flyer.
Email your friends and share it on social media.
New to Rowing? 
What to expect, wear and what you need to bring with you:
  • Sessions will be rain or shine.  
  • Rowers should be prepared for all conditions, hot, cold and wet.  
  • Most days will be on the water, wear sunscreen and a hat for protection. On rainy days, rowers should have a pullover waterproof jacket; unless the coach deems water conditions unsafe due to heavy flow and debris, we will row in the rain. 
  • All participants should come prepared to work out, with close-fit clothing that allows full range of motion.  Stretch/yoga pants or compression shorts are ideal, jeans and basketball shorts are not.  
  • Please do not bring cell phones or jewelry on the water. 
  • Bring a non-disposable water bottle for use in the boat every day. Please pack a snack for before practice, the kids will be hungry! 
  • Interested in carpooling to practices? Did you fill out the interest form?
Swim Test for New Rowers
We are still working on time and place. Stay tuned...

The test: Swim 2 laps and tread water 5 minutes wearing sweats.
Last Day to register for Fall Crew is Sept. 24!

  • There is No Experience necessary for you to row with us!
  • Boys & Girls Grades 8-12. Note: 8th graders can train and practice, but are not eligible to compete in the regattas.
  • There is NO TRANSPORTATION provided to practices in Delaware or to our regattas in Philly, NJ and DEL. There is a voluntary parent-led carpool for those that want to participate.
  • We row out of Wilmington Youth Rowing Association, WYRA, the address is 500 E Front St, WILMINGTON, DEL 19801. 
  • Practices begin on September 6th, 2019.
  • PRACTICES are MONDAY-WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 3:45-6:15pm and SATURDAYS at WYRA from 10am to 1pm.
  • Registration closes September 24.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  This is a competitive rowing team, we need your full commitment to all practices and regattas. We need the whole team at every practice to ensure we can get on the water ever day the weather conditions allow. We lowered the number of weekday practices when we moved to WYRA, due to the commute and respecting the rowers need to have time for school work.  So more than ever, we need full commitment, one rower missing practice means an entire boat has to stay on-land. 

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GVFL Parent Social
Community Event!
Open Bar • Guest Bartenders • Food • Fun

Date: Saturday, October 5th
TIme: 7-10PM
Location:  Rams Head Bar & Grill

Steps4Hope 5k Run/Walk
Join us at GVHS on Sunday, October 13, 2019, for the 6th Annual Steps4hope 5k Run/Walk. This timed race is held in loving memory of Jonathan Moules and dedicated to promoting awareness and prevention of substance use disorders. All proceeds will help the foundation continue to provide educational events, grief support and financial resources for those in early recovery.

Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia
GVCO Caring Hands Donation Drive

Dates: October 14th - November 18th
Drop-off Location: GVBL Center

Your donations will support Cradles to Crayons' efforts to provide children living in homeless or low-income situations with the essentials they need to thrive.
SEE What The New GVCO Community Center Will Look Like - Inside & Outside
Give a little...GET A LOT!
GVCO Funding Director Joan Giombetti is ready to raise the🌡 

GVCO has reached a major milestone & surpassed $2M raised for the new community center! The current total for the capital campaign is now  $2,238,097 !

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