Ready to join Mile High Rowing Club? We are always welcoming new 13-18 years old to our team! New rowers and coxswains are required to enroll in a Learn to Row program before getting an invitation to join our team. Learn more about our introductory classes on our Programs page, or Contact Us for more information.
This page has everything you need to get started.
Parents and/or Rowers/Coxswains with an interest in joining MHRC should send an email to:
- Rowers and coxswains must be at least 13 years old and birth certificates are required for proof of age.
- Rowers (not coxswains) must be able to carry a minimum of 25 lbs. over their heads (divided weight of an eight boat by the number of rowers).
- Rowers must be at least 100 pounds, and 5'3" for the female team and 5'5" for the male team. Exception for Height requirement is made for the coxswains.
- Rowers/Coxswains must have a championship membership with USRowing
- Rowers and coxswains must be able to swim and tread water for at least 10 minutes.
- Coxswains (the one who steers the boat should be under 120 pounds for boys and under 110 for girls) If you weigh more than 125 for a boys boat or 115 for a girls, you will not be permitted to coxswain at races.
Coaches set up practice workouts based on a specific number of athletes in attendance. If an athlete fails to appear at practice or a race, last minute changes consume precious time, and if several athletes fail to attend, the result may be a canceled practice or a missed race for the rest of the team.
- Rowers and coxswains must arrive on time to practices, races, and any other scheduled MHRC event. Those who are late will not be boated.
- Consistent absence from practice is grounds for dismissal from the team without a refund.
- Parent/Guardian email notification at MileHighRowing2020@gmail.com
- for the Junior Men and the Junior Women may excuse an illness or injury. *This does not apply to Learn to Rows. You are expected to make all Learn to Rows. There are no excused days.*
- Written doctors release forms are required to return to practice after missing more than three days of practice due to illness or injury.
- Known absences such as family vacations and other standing commitments need to be sent to the email addresses above at least two weeks prior to the absence for it to be considered excused. You will be notified if it is excused. (Winter and Summer are the best times for family vacations)
- Three unexcused absences will be grounds for dismissal from the team or suspension from regattas. If proper notification of an athlete’s absence is not received, the coach determines the penalty.
- Except for observed Religious Holidays, there are no scheduled holidays for crew practice. Any other days off are at the coaches' discretion. Try to schedule family vacations around practice or and race days.
- Attendance at practices is required during fall break and spring break.
- Participants are responsible for their own transportation, to and from the Marina for practices and in-state races. MHRC is in no way liable for any members or guests once they leave the Marina or race site after, or during, practices or races.
- Parents: please make sure you have made arrangements for your rower to be picked up on time at the end of practice. If your rower is not picked up within 10 minutes after practice ends this will count as an unexcused absence.
- Participation in regattas is required and is a firm commitment of anyone who registers for our programs. Please refer to the guidelines for individual seasons for regatta requirements.
- IF AN ABSENCE IS UNAVOIDABLE, PARENTS SHOULD SEND AN EMAIL TO MileHighRowing2020@gmail.com Email absence notices from rowers are not accepted unless a parent is copied on the email.
USRowing strongly encourages the reporting of all forms of misconduct. Reporting issues of
misconduct to USRowing may be done using the USRowing SafeSport Reporting Form
(Attachment #1), USRowing SafeSport Hotline: 610-751-0713, or USRowing SafeSport email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting of issues of misconduct may be made anonymously. However, USRowing
encourages the complainant to provide enough detail to allow for a proper investigation, if
All reports of misconduct are initially treated as confidential. The confidential nature of a
report is maintained until the complainant determines that he or she wishes the report to
become a formal complaint. If a complainant requests, a confidential report may be
provided to USRowing strictly for inclusion in a case file without further action. All reports
involving sexual misconduct will be submitted to the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
Organizational Member Reporting
Organizational members may report issues of non-sexual misconduct using any of the above
procedures to USRowing only after they have exhausted all remedies available under their
internal Organizational Member SafeSport Program. A description of the processes and
procedures used by the organizational member should be included with the submission to
USRowing can refer a complaint brought by an outside complainant to the organizational
member for review and require the organizational member to report its findings to
USRowing. USRowing retains the right to conduct an independent inquiry following the
organizational member’s investigation. USRowing also has the discretion to conduct an
investigation of any complaint brought to USRowing regardless of whether local options
have been exhausted.
All issues of sexual misconduct that occur within an organizational member must be
reported directly to the U.S. Center for SafeSport following the procedures found at
https://safesport.org, as well as to state and local enforcement agencies as required.
Attachment # 1
USRowing SafeSport Reporting Form
USRowing strongly encourages the reporting of misconduct. USRowing appreciates your
willingness to report inappropriate behavior.
DATE OF SUBMISSION: ________________
SECTION I: This section is about the individual you are reporting. Please provide as
much information as possible.
1. Name of Individual you are reporting (First & Last):
2. Age or Approximate Age:
3. Gender: Male/Female
4. Address (City, State required):
5. Position(s) this individual holds or held (please circle all that apply):
Head Coach / Assistant Coach / Club Employee/ Volunteer / Official / Other / Not sure
6. Club where individual works and/or volunteers or worked/volunteered previously:
SECTION II: This section asks questions about the incident or incidents you are
reporting. Please provide as much specific information as you are able.
7. Type of Offense (i.e. what happened?):
8. Where did the incident or incidents take place? (City, State and any other available
9. Please Describe what happened (including who, what, when, where)
SECTION III: This section is for information about the victim or victims. If you are the
victim and wish to remain anonymous, you may do so. In that case, please enter only
your age, city, state, and club affiliation.
11. Age (or approximate age):
12. Club affiliation (if any):
13. Contact phone number (Note, if this person is under 18, please provide contact
information for his/her parent or guardian):
14. Contact e-mail address (if this individual is under 18, please provide contact information
for parent or guardian):
15. Gender: Male / Female
SECTION IV: Your Information
You may remain anonymous if you wish. However, providing your information is vastly
helpful to a swift and effective investigation. A person reporting alleged misconduct
should not fear any retribution and/or consequence when filing a report he or she
believes to be true.
17. Phone number:
18. E-mail address:
19. Club affiliation (if any):
20. Relationship to victim (Please circle any that apply):
Other family member
Friend or acquaintance
Club member, coach or volunteer
Other or prefer not to say
SECTION V: Other Information
21. If you have any other information that you feel would be helpful to an investigation of
the alleged offense you have reported, please enter it here: