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Pre-season Pasta Dinner This Friday, Tag Days This Saturday, Erg Sprints and More

posted Jan 6, 2020, 5:56 AM by Anne Fernandez   [ updated Jan 6, 2020, 5:56 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]

Good morning,

In this email (details below):

  1. Pre-Season Pasta Dinner

  2. Practice Bus Is Full

  3. Swim Test

  4. Tag Days

  5. Winter Conditioning

  6. Erg Sprints

  7. Spirit Wear

  8. Keep in Touch

  9. Important Dates

To all Crew Families, New and Old, Happy New Year!

1. NEW: Pre-Season Pasta Dinner, Is This Friday January 10: The Woodson Crew team leadership council this year has helped organize a pre-season pasta dinner, modeled on the ones we will have on Fridays before home regattas. Families should go here to learn more, sign up to attend and bring a dish to this potluck-style get-together. The dinner begins at 7 on January 10 at the home of the Michelson Family, 4916 Tarheel Way in Annandale.

2. REMINDER: Practice Bus Is Full: If you’re already signed up for the after-school bus to crew practice at Sandy Run, please be sure to send the completed bus transportation agreement and go here to submit your payment as soon as possible. Otherwise, please email wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com to get on the waitlist and be sure to get on the carpool channel in the parent Slack if you need to arrange a ride for practices. 

3. REMINDER: Swim Test This Sunday: If your athlete has never had a swim test, they must complete this one-time confirmation of swimming ability before beginning on-the-water practice next month. We’re having the final pre-season swim test Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 2 PM at Audrey Moore Rec Center. Sign up here!

4. REMINDER: Tag Days Resume this Saturday: This Saturday, January 11, is the first Tag Day fundraiser of 2020. All rowers and coxswains — including novices — are required to participate in some part of Tag Days. Returning rowers need to attend four Tag Day shifts and novice rowers must attend three shifts. Walking neighborhoods together helps our athletes spread the word about Crew, raise funds for the season and bond as a team. Please sign up now to fulfill your Tag Day requirement. The remaining dates are January 25, and February 1 and 8. 

Please contact WTW Crew volunteer chair Susan Burger if you have questions about Tag Days at wtwcrewvolunteer@gmail.com  

5. REMINDER: Winter Conditioning: Winter conditioning schedule will resume today, Monday January 6th at Woodson. Here is the schedule winter conditioning:


Girls: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Boys: 5:00-7:00 (2 hr)


Boys: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Girls: 5:00-7:00/weight room (2 hr)


Girls: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Boys: 5:00-7:00 (2 hr)


Boys: 3:30-5:30 (2 hr) off ergs by 5:15

Girls: 5:00-7:00/weight room (2 hr)


Full Team 3:30-5:30  (2 hr)

6. REMINDER: 35th Annual Erg Sprints at T.C. Williams. Although the early-bird discount has ended, registration is still open for one of the largest indoor rowing competitions for 18 and under rowers in the country, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at T.C. Williams High School. Athletes do not have to qualify to enter and all ages and levels of experience are welcome. As Coach Tylander reminded families, “if your child has any interest in rowing in college this is the best way to get the attention of college coaches. Doing a 2000m erg test is almost always unpleasant, but it stinks a little bit less if you do it with several hundred people cheering for you. If you are unsure what event to enter have your athlete contact their coach.”

Get more information and register at www.ErgSprints.com

7. REMINDER: Spirit Wear Orders. If you still need to pick up Spirit Wear orders, you can do so January 11 during the Tag Day hours at the home of WT Woodson Crew Sportswear Chair Monica Perry, 8703 Braeburn Drive in Annandale. Email wtwcrewsportswear@gmail.com if you have any questions.

8. KEEP IN TOUCH: There are lots of ways to keep up with Woodson Crew. If you aren’t already, please follow us on Twitter @WoodsonCrew for all the latest news and updates. You can also follow us on Instagram @wtwoodsoncrew. We also communicate with families through the messaging app Slack. If you aren’t on, contact the WTW Crew Communications VP and request an invite: wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com 


9. REMINDER: Other Key Dates:

  • January 8, Crew Boosters Board Meeting, Room C-123, Woodson High School

  • January 10, Pre-season Pasta Dinner

  • January 11, Tag Day, Spirit Wear Pickup

  • January 12, Swim Test, 2 PM at Audrey Moore REC Center

  • January 25, Tag Day

  • February 1, Tag Day

  • February 5,  Crew Boosters Board Meeting, Room C-123, Woodson High School

  • February 6, Parent on-the-water meeting

  • February 8, Tag Day

  • February 24, On the water practice begins