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  • There is year-round training with winter conditioning right at SHS between seasons and training sessions held on the Hudson River during the summers. No rowing experience needed.

OVERVIEW Shaker Rowing Association is a not-for-profit community based organization which serves as the primary support organization for Shaker Crew, a student club of the Shaker Middle and Senior High Schools.  Shaker Rowing is composed of parents, students, coaches and community members, and supports rowing by providing coaching, equipment and training. ​There are two competitive seasons held in the fall and spring, with competition at the regional, state and national levels.  The club also conducts winter conditioning training between seasons and offers a variety of summer rowing programs including an introductory learn to row program. 

COMMITMENT   Athlete dedication is an integral part of Shaker Crew and is required to withstand the physical demands of the sport, to raise money needed to sustain the team, and to keep Shaker Crew on the forefront of visibility at school and in the community.  Shaker Crew exists not only because the athletes are committed to their sport, but also because the parents are committed to their rowers. 

PARENT RUN Shaker crew is run by the Board of Directors managing the program, assets and finances, and ensuring that the corporation is compliant with applicable laws and regulations. Board members meet monthly, volunteering their time and effort. All crew families are required to volunteer throughout the season.  ​If you’d like to learn more about becoming a part of Shaker Crew, we’d love to hear from you!​​

LOCATION​ Shaker Crew shares space with the Albany Boathouse which is located under the highway at the Corning Preserve (Colonie Street exit off I-787) , at the far end of the parking lot, adjacent to the Albany public Boat Launch at the start of the Corning Preserve Bike Trail.