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
A. Brooms and Bones
B. Sweeping has one oar and sculling has two oars per person
C. Sweeping is rowing and sculling is steering
A. Cast, Hook, Catch, Release
B. Blade Depth, Hand Levels, Timing, Feathering
C. Catch, Drive, Finish, Recovery
A. You get to eat dinner from the Allegheny
B. You go forward as quickly as possible and drive the oar into the water
C. While letting the boat continue to run out, you square the blade, and let the oar slip vertically into the water
A. “Whenever I want!”
B. If the weather is cooperating
C. Only if they are a current SCRC Member who is accompanied by an Advanced Rowing Member
A. All motorized boats need them, any without a motor do not
B. Coaching motor boats do not, but any other boat does
C. Rowing shells do not, but kayaks/canoes and coaching launches do
A. Lions, Tigers, Bears
B. River flow, height, and temperature
C. Potential weather as well as current weather (wind, rain, t-storms, snow, fog)
A. Bump the riggers, set it on the backstays, and make sure it is sitting on its hull in the racks
B. Wipe it down, check for damage and report any found, and log in
C. Jump over it three times for good luck, and spit on it if it was a bad row
A. Bring all oars up, bring launch up and put launches in bays, log in, close bay doors
B. High five your boat mates before practicing “donuts” in the driveway
C. Bring oars up, leave launches for the next practice
A. Steel City Rowing Club
B. High schools
C. Dori and Laci Tompa and other SCRC members
A. The geese. We clean up after them; they clean up for us.
B. The coaches. That is why we pay them.
C. The boathouse is like a cooperative. The people using the equipment are the ones who take care of the equipment and facilities.
A. The city of Verona
B. The police
C. SCRC members, staff, and coaches maintain the facilities
A. The fastest boat on the water can go wherever it wants whenever it wants
B. If two boats are approaching in different directions, it becomes a fun game of chicken
C. all boats should stay closest to the starboard (left if facing backwards) side. Like driving a car without a center line
A. A headless horseman
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. A disco light. Usually motor boats out at night are partying.
A. Ramming speed!
B. The wind will usually push the boat into the dock by the time it gets to it.
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.
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