Message from Director of Rowing Simon:
It has been a whirlwind three weeks, and thank you to everyone who has actively helped me step into the role.
A mid season coaching change, (amongst Covid and other things going on) is never easy. I know there has been a lot of change, and for some people that makes them uncomfortable, so thank you to the brave people in our club who are being open minded and industrious. I have certainly appreciated your support. Let's keep building a better team.
We have been doing a good job with Covid protocols, and we must stay vigilant on this. I would like to see if there are any parents who can volunteer to help us as our pre-session Covid Monitor, another person to help us would make a big difference. Also I am encouraging all rowers to bring their own hand sanitizer to the boathouse each day.
It is sensible for us to stay at our boathouse, so we will plan on moving our rowing sessions to a timeslot between 11am and 5pm. Please keep an eye on icrew for any changes to that schedule. Bring running, rowing and plenty of snacks and water.
We have a proposed series of small boat regattas at Dexter Lake on Sunday April 11 and Sunday May 2. This is going to be 'covid complicated' with carpooling and transporting (did you know we had our truck and trailer stolen?), so please start to think ahead about if you would like to race, and how you would be able to get down there and back.
We also have had our NW Regional Championships moved to the weekend of May 21-23. Please note that date change.
Lake Oswego Lake Run - April 24th
This season we are continuing our sponsorship of the Northwest Housing Alternatives programs for homelessness intervention in Clackamas County. Please register for the Lake Oswego Lake Run all our race registration fees will go towards this charity. The Youth Teams will do a run along the Willamette river on Saturday April 24 during training, or people are welcome to do the 5km or 10km race virtually. More details here. https://lakeoswegolakerun.org/
We have Woody Stark joining us from Oregon State University, he is awesome, please make him feel welcome.
MESSAGE FROM WOMENS COACH SIRI:
The junior women’s team at LOCR is made up of both novice and varsity women, grades eight through twelve, and is a breeding ground for confidence, grit, resilience, and sports(wo)manship. This team is made up of fun and supportive women who push each other to grow into confident leaders and trustworthy teammates. We push the boundaries of perceived limitations to develop trust within ourselves and our teammates to explore the unknown- both on and off the water. We are a very tight knit and supportive group of young women who understand the value in hard work, grit, empathy, resilience, and trust. We understand that "failure” is a made up notion, and the only true failure is not trying again the next day.