Scrc Adult Beginner Rowing Test

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Beginner Rower As a Beginner Rower you are not longer considered a Junior rowing (ages 12-18) or a new adult rower. As a beginner you must always be accompanied by a coach in a SCRC program or private lesson. Anyone who is not interested in progressing as a Beginner Rower is welcome to remain in the Learn to Row program. To become an SCRC adult Beginner Rower: 8 hours of on-the-water rowing safely enter & exit a boat and set feet position execute a basic rowing stroke knowledge of basic SCRC and the Pennsylvania state safety regulations take this SCRC online test regarding water safety on the Allegheny River (10 minutes approx. /15 questions). Test can be taken as many times as ne


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the major difference between sweeping and sculling? 
    • A. 

      A. Brooms and Bones

    • B. 

      B. Sweeping has one oar and sculling has two oars per person

    • C. 

      C. Sweeping is rowing and sculling is steering

  • 2. 
    The rowing stroke is a continuous loop. However, there are four parts that are focused on. What are they? 
    • A. 

      A. Cast, Hook, Catch, Release

    • B. 

      B. Blade Depth, Hand Levels, Timing, Feathering

    • C. 

      C. Catch, Drive, Finish, Recovery

  • 3. 
    What happens during the “catch”? 
    • A. 

      A. You get to eat dinner from the Allegheny

    • B. 

      B. You go forward as quickly as possible and drive the oar into the water

    • C. 

      C. While letting the boat continue to run out, you square the blade, and let the oar slip vertically into the water

  • 4. 
    When can a Beginner Rower take a boat out without a coach? 
    • A. 

      A. “Whenever I want!”

    • B. 

      B. If the weather is cooperating

    • C. 

      C. Only if they are a current SCRC Member who is accompanied by an Advanced Rowing Member

  • 5. 
    Which water crafts at SCRC need life jackets and which do not? 
    • A. 

      A. All motorized boats need them, any without a motor do not

    • B. 

      B. Coaching motor boats do not, but any other boat does

    • C. 

      C. Rowing shells do not, but kayaks/canoes and coaching launches do

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are potential hazards and should be closely observed before deciding to go on the water? 
    • A. 

      A. Lions, Tigers, Bears

    • B. 

      B. River flow, height, and temperature

    • C. 

      C. Potential weather as well as current weather (wind, rain, t-storms, snow, fog)

  • 7. 
    After rowing, what three steps should be done to the boat? 
    • A. 

      A. Bump the riggers, set it on the backstays, and make sure it is sitting on its hull in the racks

    • B. 

      B. Wipe it down, check for damage and report any found, and log in

    • C. 

      C. Jump over it three times for good luck, and spit on it if it was a bad row

  • 8. 
    Once the boat is in, what else needs to be done before practice is declared “over”? 
    • A. 

      A. Bring all oars up, bring launch up and put launches in bays, log in, close bay doors

    • B. 

      B. High five your boat mates before practicing “donuts” in the driveway

    • C. 

      C. Bring oars up, leave launches for the next practice

  • 9. 
    The boats are owned by: 
    • A. 

      A. Steel City Rowing Club

    • B. 

      B. High schools

    • C. 

      C. Dori and Laci Tompa and other SCRC members

  • 10. 
    An eight (rowing boat) costs around $200 and oars only $10 each. A punctured boat is easily fixed and has almost no additional expense.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Who is responsible for carrying equipment and loading/unloading the trailer for regattas? 
    • A. 

      A. The geese. We clean up after them; they clean up for us.

    • B. 

      B. The coaches. That is why we pay them.

    • C. 

      C. The boathouse is like a cooperative. The people using the equipment are the ones who take care of the equipment and facilities.

  • 12. 
    The boathouse facilities, including trash and grounds, are maintained by: 
    • A. 

      A. The city of Verona

    • B. 

      B. The police

    • C. 

      C. SCRC members, staff, and coaches maintain the facilities

  • 13. 
    The traffic pattern for all boats is: 
    • A. 

      A. The fastest boat on the water can go wherever it wants whenever it wants

    • B. 

      B. If two boats are approaching in different directions, it becomes a fun game of chicken

    • C. 

      C. all boats should stay closest to the starboard (left if facing backwards) side. Like driving a car without a center line

  • 14. 
     What should I look for on a moving motorboat if it is dark? 
    • A. 

      A. A headless horseman

    • B. 

      B. A white light in the front and green and red lights in the back. If I only see green, I know that I am on the back, side of the boat that is turning towards starboard.

    • C. 

      C. A disco light. Usually motor boats out at night are partying.

  • 15. 
    What is the best way to approach the dock when coming in after the row? 
    • A. 

      A. Ramming speed!

    • B. 

      B. The wind will usually push the boat into the dock by the time it gets to it.

    • C. 

      C. Line the bow ball up with the corner of the dock. Approach with caution and take into account wind, wake, current and people on the dock.