What is Rowing/Crew?
The term "crew" is often used when talking about rowing. This term is commonly misused, so this may clarify the truths of the names of the sport. "Crew", as a noun, can refer to either the people in a specific high school or collegiate rowing boat or the entire sport of rowing in high school or college. The term "crew team" is redundant and is not properly used. After college, the term "crew" is no longer used to describe the sport or people in a boat, and "rowing team" or "rowing club" is proper. In the sport of rowing, "crew" is never, ever properly used as a verb, i.e., one does not "go crewing", rather one would "go rowing". When in doubt, the noun "rowing team" or verb "rowing" will always be correct when describing the sport.
Rowing is truly a sport which can be done throughout one's lifetime, although in the past thought of as a rich man's sport, has become more accessible to the high schoolers. New equipment can be quite expensive but with the prevalence of many men's and women's crew found at many colleges these days, used equipment is much more affordable to the scholastic programs like RCC. However, rowing still seems to have difficulties when it comes to becoming a varsity sport in the local high schools. Only James River offers crew as a varsity sport in the Richmond area. River City Crew has the only organized junior or scholastic private rowing club in our local area which is not affiliated with any specific high school.
In the Summer of 2009, at the request of the team parents and Board of Directors, Tom O'Rourke agreed to move into a full-time position as Executive Director and Head Coach.
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Tom O'RourkeExecutive Director
& Head Coach