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WELCOME TO ARLINGTON ROWING ASSOCIATION

Why be ordinary, when you can be extraordinary?

Crew is the pinnacle of all team sports.

Mission – 

Live, Love, Row is our motto.  Arlington Rowing Association is a scholastic non-profit program dedicated to promote rowing in the Arlington Community by providing the facilities, opportunities, and encouragement athletes need to succeed.

Vision – 

Our Vision is to develop athletes that possess good sportsmanship, integrity and strength of personal character.

Core Values – 

The core values that guide the club are:

Commitment – to personal excellence and respect to our coaches, equipment, the boathouse, and all members of the rowing community.

Teamwork – to work collaboratively and to the best of our ability by always giving our team 100 percent in every race and practice.

Determination – to maintain a positive attitude whereby every rower develops and moves beyond the ordinary.

Memorable – to cultivate an environment which creates lasting memories for all our team members to live, love, and row.

 

ARLINGTON ROWING ASSOCIATION HISTORY

In 1950 the Arlington School District adopted a program that allowed the sport of rowing to become part of the high school athletic landscape. That tradition continues today under the direction of the Arlington Rowing Association, Inc. (ARA).  Arlington Rowing Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation (non-profit) and can receive tax deductible contributions from individuals and businesses who would like to support our local rowers.

The Arlington Rowing Association exists for the sole purpose of coordinating the efforts necessary to support our team. This is all done through the combined efforts of the ARA’s officers, trustees, coaching staff, faculty liaison, and many parents.  ARA buys, sells, repairs, and maintains equipment, conducts vital fundraising campaigns, provides wholesome meals at rowing events, and proudly cheers on our athletes as they complete. 

ARA PROGRAMS

FALL

Crew  is considered a club sport in the fall, which means the program is solely managed by the association.

  • Each rower/coxswain must arrange transportation to and from practices and races.
  • Overnight stays are not required for fall races – with the exception of the Head of the Charles in Boston.
  • Additional money may be required for a uniform (typically a one time purchase).
  • A swimming waiver, signed by a parent/guardian, is required.
  • The program is open to Arlington students grades 7-12.
  • Coaching staff, purchases and maintenance of equipment are covered by non-refundable program fees and donations.
  • ARA provides transportation of the shells (boats) to and from all races.

SPRING

Crew is a sponsored through the Arlington Central School District (ACSD) in the spring.

  • We compete in several major rowing events in the northeast.
  • The team consists of Arlington students grades 7-12.
  • Varsity rowers/coxswains receive a Varsity Letter for their participation in the sport at the end of the season.
  • The school district provides coaching staff, transportation to practices (athletes must arrange their own transportation home), transportation to and from races, and transportation of the shells (boats) to races.
  • Rowers/coxswains are required to purchase a uniform and pay for food (at a minimal fee through the ARA food tent) and lodging at races.
  • There is a required swim test for prospective rowers/coxswains, and a signed swimming waiver must be completed by the parent/guardian.
  • Included in the  non-refundable Spring registration fee are additional coaching staff,  regatta fees, purchases, and the maintenance of equipment.

Novice Crew at Arlington

Novice is a first year rower/coxswain (this is a calendar year not an academic year).  Novice athletes will:

  • Learn about the sport, technique and terminology.
  • Learn to row or cox on the ergometer (land rowing machine), rowing tanks, and then on the water.

There is no previous experience or boating knowledge required to be a successful rower. It just takes effort, commitment, and the desire to learn.  The first year rowing is all about learning and participation. A strong effort is made to give everyone the opportunity to row on the water during practice (weather permitting), and to participate in regattas (races).

“See you at the river.”

WELCOME TO ARLINGTON ROWING ASSOCIATION

Why be ordinary, when you can be extraordinary?

Crew is the pinnacle of all team sports.

Mission – 

Live, Love, Row is our motto.  Arlington Rowing Association is a scholastic non-profit program dedicated to promote rowing in the Arlington Community by providing the facilities, opportunities, and encouragement athletes need to succeed.

Vision – 

Our Vision is to develop athletes that possess good sportsmanship, integrity and strength of personal character.

Core Values – 

The core values that guide the club are:

Commitment – to personal excellence and respect to our coaches, equipment, the boathouse, and all members of the rowing community.

Teamwork – to work collaboratively and to the best of our ability by always giving our team 100 percent in every race and practice.

Determination – to maintain a positive attitude whereby every rower develops and moves beyond the ordinary.

Memorable – to cultivate an environment which creates lasting memories for all our team members to live, love, and row.

 

COACHES & BOARD INFORMATION

Coaches

COACH
POSITION
PHONE NUMBER
EMAIL
Paul A. Stasaitis Head Coach – Varsity Girls 845- 591-5306 pastasaitis@gmail.com
 Mark Dinges Assistant Coach – Varsity Boys  845-698-1818  coachdinges@gmail.com
Brianna DiMarco Assistant Coach 845-264-0175 brianna.dimarco@gmail.com
Emily Luciano  Assistant Coach 845-475-7703  emluc98@gmail.com
Ricky Hyland Assistant Coach 845-337-5720 rhylandcrew@gmail.com

2017-2018  Arlington Rowing Association – Executive Board

The following are the four Arlington Rowing Association (ARA) Executive Board members. They were elected into office in June of 2017. These are the members you should contact if you need any assistance.

EXECUTIVE POSITIONNAMETELEPHONE EMAIL
PresidentGina Spagnoli845-702-2133arlingtoncrewpresident@gmail.com
Vice PresidentHeidi Wohlfahrt845-222-0286 arlingtoncrewvicepresident@gmail.com
TreasurerNadia Pinheiro845-527-2987arlingtoncrewtreasurer@gmail.com
Secretary Cathy Skeels845-264-9916arlingtoncrewsecretary@gmail.com

2017-2018 Arlington Rowing –  Association Board of Trustees

The following are the seven Arlington Rowing Association Trustees. These volunteers put countless hours of their time into the rowing program. They work behind the scenes ensuring the athletes have an amazing experience.

TrusteeContribution Contact Information
Michelle BleakleyMiddle School Liaison - will contact middle school for all important updates and eventsarlingtoncrewmsliaison@gmail.com
Kelly BurghardtFood Tent - responsible for planning meals and shopping for the food tent. tomb92773@yahoo.com
Allison HagertyFood Tent - responsible for planning meals and shopping for the food tent. allisonhagerty@mac.com
Stephanie LucianoUniforms- responsible for uniforms for the team. slucianocrew@gmail.com
Brigette RiveraFundraising - sets up different locations for public fundraiserstaz1000@comcast.net
Matthew DonohueHotels- organizes and plans hotel blocksmatthew.k.donohue@gmail.com
Michael StevensWebsite and Merchandise- develops and updates website and is connected to unique merchandise michaelstevens@verizon.net