Winter Training begins the first Monday after Thanksgiving break and is conducted in the Georgetown Visitation gymnasium. Athletes interested in trying out for Crew and returning Crew members meet at the gym at 5:50am for one hour of conditioning on the ergometers as well as weight training, core and abdominal work, running, dynamic stretching, and yoga. This training is key and contributes to competitive athletic capability for crew tryouts.
Prospective rowers are not required to participate, but the Winter Training program helps rowers properly prepare for the Spring tryouts. Athletes who play on a winter sports team should communicate with the coaching staff about their participation.
The Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints are held annually toward the end of January at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. This is a great event and Visitation Crew usually has a large number of girls participate.