Welcome to the online home of Methuen Crew, the scholastic rowing team for Methuen High School, Marsh, Timony, Tenney, and CGS Grammar Schools. To sign up for team updates, email Program Coordinator Travis Gardner.

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About Methuen Crew

Methuen Public Schools and Essex Rowing Club, Inc. have teamed up to form Methuen Crew, a scholastic rowing and sculling team for students of the Methuen Public Schools.

Methuen Crew returns to the water this March for the 2017 Spring Season. Regular season practices will begin March 1 for returning varsity rowers and March 13 for both new high school rowers and for all grammar school rowers. New athletes interested in joining the team should contact the Program Coordinator for information about registering. Participation is open to atheltes grades 6 though 12, with younger athletes participating 2-4 days/week in a developmental program and older athletes training 5-6 days/week to compete against other club and scholastic programs throughout Massachusetts and the Northeast United States.

There is no fee to participate though competitive team members are responsible for their own racing expenses. All athletes are also expected to participate in team fundraising events.

Important Dates

Important dates are listed below. Look below the break for the Spring 2017 regatta schedule.

  • Varsity Season Begins, March 1
  • Novice Season Begins (new HS rowers), March 13
  • Grammar School Season Begins, March 13
  • Letter Writing Campaign Fundraiser, April 4
  • HOME vs Boston Latin, April 8
  • HOME vs Lowell, April 9
  • HOME vs Haverhill, April 26
  • At SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY for Saratoga Invitational, April 29 & 30
  • At LOWELL for Novice Challenge, May 6
  • At LOWELL for Lowell Invitational, May 13&14
  • At LOWELL for USRowing Northeast Junior District Championship, May 20&21
  • At HARVARD for Bare Hill Regatta, May 20
  • HOME for Methuen Grammar School Championship Regatta, May 27
  • At LOWELL for Massachusetts Public School Rowing Association Championship Regatta, May 28
  • Last day of Spring practice (high school), May 30
  • Last day of Spring practice (grammar school), June 2
  • HOME for Methuen Grammar School Invitational Regatta, June 3

Sign Up

To sign up for team updates, email Program Coordinator Travis Gardner.

Regular updates with important team information will be sent to the email list. You should also contact Coach Gardner for details on how to register.

Team Updates

March 13, 2017

Back in Action

The spring season is in full swing for Methuen Crew as our grammar school and first year high school athletes join the already in progress training of the varsity teams. We will continue to accept new high school athletes through the next two weeks so please reach out for information on how to sign up if you are interested. To do so email Coach Gardner info@methuencrew.org.

January 3, 2017

Recruiting Underway for Spring Season

Our in-school recruiting efforts kicked off today as we begin preparations for the Spring 2017 season. Registration will open shortly. Email Coach Gardner info@methuencrew.org for to ensure you are on our distribution list if you are not already.

November 9, 2017

Hannah Faretra signs with Division 1 University of Rhode Island

Senior Hannah Faretra signed her Letter of Intent today with the D1 Women's Rowing program at the University of Rhode Island. Congratulations Hannah!

August 19, 2016

Fall Registration Open

Registration for the fall season is now open. Recruitment and registration will continue through September 18th. Email Coach Gardner info@methuencrew.org for details on how to sign up.

March 6, 2016

Swim Test Date

We have confirmed access to the pool at the Greater Lawrence Technical School or our swim test. It will be on Friday, March 18 from 3:00-5:00 PM. All new athletes are expected to swim 200 meters, tread water for 10', and put a lifejacket on while in the water. Any athlete that is unable to pass the test will be able to use a low impact lifejacket while training on the water. If you cannot make this date you can complete the test on your own at any pool that has a lifeguard on duty. Email Hallie at halliewoods@essexrowing.org for a copy of the form you will need to bring with you and return to us upon completion.

February 29, 2016

Registration Updates

Registration for the grammar school team is now closed. Anyone interested in getting on the mailing list for fall is encouraged to email us in the meantime. Recruitment and registration for the high school team will continue for the next couple weeks. Email Travis at info@methuencrew.org for details on how to sign up.

January 21, 2016

General Information Meeting for New Rowers

We are going to have an Informational Meeting for new athletes interested in rowing this spring on Thursday, January 28th at 7:45 pm. The meeting will be held at our training facility at 656 Lowell Street in Methuen. We will have a second meeting later in February for athletes that are starting later and didn't make the first. We will announce the date and time for that here in a couple weeks.

Competition Schedule

Regatta dates are listed below. Athletes are responsible for their own transportation to competitions. Race schedules are generally not available until 24-48 hours before an event, and will be forwarded to the team at that time. Atheltes should be prepared to race at any time during the days listed. Unless noted otherwise, races are for the high school team.

April 8, vs Boston Latin - Methuen, MA

April 9, vs Lowell - Methuen, MA

April 26, vs Haverhill - Methuen, MA

April 29&30, Saratoga Invitational - Saratoga Springs, NY

May 6, Novice Challenge, - Lowell, MA (freshman and novice race)

May 13&14, Lowell Invitational - Lowell, MA

May 20&21, USRowing Northeast Junior District Championship - Lowell, MA

May 20, Bare Hill Regatta - Harvard, MA (grammar school race)

May 27, Grammar School Championship - Methuen, MA (grammar school race)

May 28, Massachusetts Public School Rowing Association Championship - Lowell, MA

June 3, Grammar School Invitational - Methuen, MA (grammar school race)

Our Mission

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Methuen Crew is committed to serving the student-athletes of the Methuen Public Schools in their pursuit of personal and athletic success. By providing superior coaching, equipment, and facilities we seek to enable all participants with the resources they need to achieve their full potential within the sport. Above all else we are committed to ensuring the character of Methuen Crew reflects the values of excellence, integrity, respect, commitment, leadership, and teamwork.

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