Chesapeake's Premier High School Rowing Club
NO TIME-OUTS. NO HALF-TIMES.
JUST 2000 METERS OF ADRENALINE-PUMPING, LUNG BUSTING PAIN
REAL ATHLETES ROW
Everyone else just plays games.
Grassfield Rowing is apart of composite team that practices and competes under Great Bridge Crew. Our team is made up of area students, not just Grassfield Students, from grades 8-12. Grassfield rowers will be zoned to attend Grassfield High School, but that is not a requirement to join the team.
In the fall, Grassfield Rowers compete as Great Bridge Crew. Competitions held in the spring do require rowers to compete scholastically in a boat with other rowers from that same school. The Grassfield Rowing and Great Bridge Crew Coaching Staff work to accommodate student-athletes that do not have a rowing program at their school for the spring.
Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, Grassfield Rowing trains year-round with the coaching staff of Great Bridge Crew. Our Boathouse is found tucked away behind the Atlantic Yacht Basin, and we practice from the Great Bridge Bridge to the Centerville Bridge.
During Regatta Season, we compete locally along the Intracoastal Waterway in Chesapeake, as well as at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, and the Lafayette River. We also travel to Matthews, Charlottesville, and up to Northern Virginia to compete. For larger national races we travel to Ohio, Tennessee, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
Crew is the ultimate team sport demanding the full attention and effort of its rowers. It is a sport that is not only physical, but mentally engaging as well. Our coaches teach our rowers to work for the betterment of themselves as well as their team. Rowers are responsible for the care and maintenance of their equipment, and their gear as well as working out in the community. They become a family, often being together off the water as well as on.