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 Read moretest regarding water safety on the Allegheny River (10 minutes approx. /15 questions).
Test can be taken as many times as needed. A score of 80% must be attained. Once test is taken, please copy the link that dispays your certificate and send it to programsscrc@gmail. Com.


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

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Sweeping has one oar and sculling has two oars per person
    Explanation
    The major difference between sweeping and sculling is the number of oars per person. In sweeping, there is only one oar per person, whereas in sculling, there are two oars per person.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Catch, Drive, Finish, Recovery
    Explanation
    The correct answer is c. Catch, Drive, Finish, Recovery. In rowing, the stroke is divided into four main parts. The catch is the initial phase where the oar blade is placed in the water. The drive is the phase where the rower exerts power and propels the boat forward. The finish is the final phase where the oar is extracted from the water. The recovery is the phase where the rower returns the oar to the catch position. These four parts make up the continuous loop of the rowing stroke.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Only if they are a current SCRC Member who is accompanied by an Advanced Rowing Member
    Explanation
    A beginner rower can only take a boat out without a coach if they are a current SCRC Member who is accompanied by an Advanced Rowing Member. This implies that the beginner rower must be a member of SCRC and must have an experienced rower accompanying them for safety and guidance. This ensures that the beginner rower has the necessary support and supervision while rowing without a coach.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Rowing shells do not, but kayaks/canoes and coaching launches do
    Explanation
    According to the given answer, rowing shells do not require life jackets, but kayaks/canoes and coaching launches do. This means that any watercraft without a motor, such as rowing shells, do not need life jackets. However, kayaks/canoes and coaching launches, which are motorized boats, require life jackets.

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. B. River flow, height, and temperature
    C. C. Potential weather as well as current weather (wind, rain, t-storms, snow, fog)
    Explanation
    The potential hazards that should be closely observed before deciding to go on the water include river flow, height, and temperature, as well as potential weather conditions such as wind, rain, thunderstorms, snow, and fog. These factors can greatly affect the safety and conditions of the water, making it important to closely monitor them before going on the water to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Wipe it down, check for damage and report any found, and log in
    Explanation
    After rowing, it is important to wipe down the boat to remove any dirt or moisture that may have accumulated during the row. Checking for damage is necessary to ensure the boat is in good condition and safe to use. If any damage is found, it should be reported to the appropriate person or authority. Logging in refers to recording the rowing session in a logbook or any other form of documentation for record-keeping purposes. This helps to track the usage and maintenance of the boat.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Bring all oars up, bring launch up and put launches in bays, log in, close bay doors
    Explanation
    Before practice is declared "over," the correct answer states that all oars should be brought up, the launch should be brought up and put in the bays, the log should be logged in, and the bay doors should be closed. This suggests that all equipment should be properly stored and secured before ending the practice session.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A. Steel City Rowing Club
    B. B. High schools
    C. C. Dori and Laci Tompa and other SCRC members
    Explanation
    The boats are owned by a combination of the Steel City Rowing Club, high schools, and Dori and Laci Tompa and other SCRC members.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because it states that a punctured boat is easily fixed and has almost no additional expense. However, the cost of fixing a punctured boat is not mentioned and therefore cannot be assumed to be negligible. Additionally, the cost of the oars is not relevant to the statement about fixing a punctured boat.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. The boathouse is like a cooperative. The people using the equipment are the ones who take care of the equipment and facilities.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is c. The boathouse is like a cooperative. The people using the equipment are the ones who take care of the equipment and facilities. This means that the responsibility for carrying equipment and loading/unloading the trailer for regattas falls on the people who are using the equipment. As a cooperative, everyone in the boathouse is expected to contribute to the maintenance and care of the equipment and facilities, including the tasks of carrying equipment and loading/unloading the trailer for regattas.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. C. SCRC members, staff, and coaches maintain the facilities
    Explanation
    The correct answer is c. SCRC members, staff, and coaches maintain the facilities. This means that the boathouse facilities, including trash and grounds, are taken care of by the members, staff, and coaches of SCRC. It implies that the responsibility for maintaining the facilities lies with the people associated with SCRC, rather than the city of Verona or the police.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. C. all boats should stay closest to the starboard (left if facing backwards) side. Like driving a car without a center line
    Explanation
    The correct answer is c. This answer states that all boats should stay closest to the starboard (left if facing backwards) side, similar to driving a car without a center line. This is a commonly accepted traffic pattern for boats, as it helps to maintain order and prevent collisions. By staying on the starboard side, boats can easily navigate around each other and avoid head-on collisions.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    In order to navigate safely on a moving motorboat in the dark, it is important to look for specific lights. The correct answer states that one should look for a white light in the front and green and red lights in the back. These lights are required by international maritime regulations and indicate the direction and position of the boat. If only the green light is visible, it indicates that the observer is on the back side of the boat that is turning towards starboard. This information is crucial for avoiding collisions and maintaining safe navigation.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The best way to approach the dock when coming in after the row is to line the bow ball up with the corner of the dock. This approach should be done with caution and taking into account factors such as wind, wake, current, and people on the dock. This ensures a controlled and safe approach to the dock, minimizing the risk of collision or damage to the boat, dock, or people on the dock.

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