Frequently Asked Questions:
A. No. There is no prior experience necessary. Rowing is not a very common sport to most people, therefore we offer a 2-week free introductory period before we even ask for you to join.
A. Our semester fees are $100. This goes to pay for your coaching, equipment & facility use, and general run of the organization.
A. Unfortunately neither aren't. Trip costs are separate from membership fees and vary according to destination and racing fees. Uniforms are ordered by the individual.
A. Yes. We do a number of fundraisers throughout the year. The funds raised are used to reduce the costs of your trips, make boat repairs, and towards purchases of new equipment.
A. To be a good-standing member of the organization, you need to have (1) paid your dues and any outstanding fees, (2) have regular attendance at practice and meetings, (3) participate in one or more support programs (builiding & grounds, fundraising, regatta sponsorship, publicity, recruiting, alumni, and/or equipment maintenance).
A. Rowing is a very physical demanding sport that requires coordination and aerobic capacity. You do not have to be in the best of shape, but do ask that you be prepared to work for it. Any physical ailments or concerns known should be addressed with the coach and your physician.
A. We generally look for persons of 2 body types: tall and strong (ranging above 6 feet) or very short and light (under 130lbs.). The tall persons we train to row, the short and light persons we train to become the important role of a coxswain (the captain and strategist of the boat). Regardless, we encourage all to try out (I, myself, am 5'8" and have medaled in several rowing and coxing events).
A. You can fill out our on-line form here.
A. The KSU Boathouse is located north of Manhattan on Tuttle Creek Reservoir. It is located on Spillway Marina Rd. and look for the sign that says, "Victory Drive - Home of the K-State Crews".
A. No. We keep good relations and share the same boathouse. But they are officially a KSU NCAA funded sport and we are a self-funded student club.
A. Yes! We are the only club sport on campus with Varsity-lettering.
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