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Friends of Milton Crew

Neponset Rowing Club is part of the Friends of Milton Crew (FOMC). FOMC is entirely volunteer-driven and is governed by a Board of Directors; it is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rowing opportunities for youth (grades 7 – 12) in the surrounding areas of Milton. Over time, the club intends to offer competitive masters rowing to adults.

We provide young athletes with the opportunity to participate on competitive rowing teams under the guidance of coaches in a safe environment geared towards teenage athletics. 

FOMC supports rowing by generating operating funds, purchasing boats and other equipment necessary to support the teams. It also provides food and drinks to rowers at regattas and coordinates fundraising, social events, and activities throughout the year. 

FOMC is a member of US Rowing, the national governing body of rowing. One of the benefits of membership is insurance coverage; it protects all of our members while they are participating in covered activities such as practice. It also protects members while they are participating in registered regattas. In addition, we will have coverage for our boats and equipment in the event that they are damaged.

Safety is our primary concern before any youth is allowed onto the water. All rowers must complete an application and sign a release of liability form. Rowers must also participate in a safety session and demonstrate sufficient swimming skills, including swimming 100 feet and treading water for 10 minutes. 

Rowers are expected to practice six days a week (Monday through Saturday). A typical practice takes about two hours from drop-off to pick up and consists of warm-ups, boat rigging, rowing, and breakdown. 

All rowers will be expected to comply with a code of conduct, including rules governing equipment use and safety. Parents of youth rowers should familiarize themselves with these rules, and are expected to be prompt at rower pick-up. 

Training will be provided on a regular basis by certified coaches, and will be supplemented by periodic clinics open to members hosted by experienced rowing veterans.

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