Procedure for Joining - Spring Program

Checklist / Timeline for forms & fees

The program starts annually on the first Wednesday after Presidents Day, in 2018, that is Feb. 21. The program fee for 2018 is $2450. This covers all practices and regattas except for anything AFTER Stotesbury and all USRowing fees. There is an additional equipment fee of $400. Returning students and parents, you may proceed directly below and start the process of registering for 2018. You may print and use the checklist form here, if you want a printed record of all the forms and other tasks for which you will be responsible.

New and prospective students and parents, please read the entire description of the Independent High School Rowing Program first, then proceed to step 1 below.

1. Contact Jamie - You must be invited to participate in this program. Let me know what school you attend, and what rowing experience you have. Please remember, this is NOT a school sport - you MUST have prior approval from Jamie Gordon to participate in this program.  Once you have been invited to participate, you may:

2. Send in Deposits and first Form - Due in the December prior to the upcoming season (for returning athletes - later for new students). Send them directly to the address at the bottom of the page, or scan and email forms to me.

  • First Deposit of$500 payable to Gordon Rowing Services
  • Information Sheet - Please note that the Information Sheet includes Doctor’s permission to participate.
  • Second Deposit of $500 Due by the end of the January prior to the start of the program.


3. Sign Online Rosters and Waivers - Due by Feb. 13 - Please do these in order!

  • Renew (or join for the first time) your no-longer-free Basic Membership to USRowing (it is only about $10)

Go to: http://www.usrowing.org/join.aspx Click the appropriate link to get a new membership, or renew your previous membership (click Members) and sign your online waiver. If you  are renewing and don’t remember your membership number, follow the “Forgot My Member Number” link.  Whether you are joining for the first time or renewing, you will have to sign up under your High School affiliation.  You will need the affiliation code to complete your membership, here they are:

Boys Latin GQVRS

Hatboro Horsham LG4DW

Strath Haven UYQVZ

Upper Dublin GH6BF

Villa Maria Academy FRTZ6

  • Sign you online PSRA Waiver

This should be available through the PSRA web site (www.phillyflicks.com) in March. Choose your school and then go through each screen and make sure that all of your personal information is correct. Your parent may need to do the official signing. This waiver will add you to your school roster for Regatta Central.

4. Due by or on the first day of the program:


Parents and Students are required to read the following: 

and sign a form that attests to you voluntary compliance to the rules therein:


5. Due by March 1:

  • Swim Test form for new participants only
  • Roster Letter from your School - Every student or group of students from the same school must have a letter from their school proving that they are fully-matriculated students in good standing at that school. Form 6 is a template that you can take to the office and have some official recreate the form on school stationery. Every school represented by this program needs only one roster letter from the school.


6. Due by March 5:

  • All schools must have a valid USRowing Organizational membership. Gordon Rowing Services will be the “Umbrella Organization" for all of our sub-organizations (the high schools in our program). A parent from each school will join with an Umbrella membership for $350. USRowing may comp the fee for small schools, but each school MUST have an umbrella membership.  Ask before you pay.  Who ever purchases the membership from USRowing for your school will need to coordinate with Jamie.
  • Lightweight Certification form.  Anyone considering competing as a lightweight during the season must have written approval from a medical professional that they are safe to be at weight.  PSRA rules require women to weigh 130lb. or less and men to weigh 150lb. or less.


7. Program Fee Installment Schedule:

  • Deposit 1 ($500) Due by the end of December prior to the program (or within one week of invitation)
  • Deposit 2 ($500) Due by the end of January prior to the program
  • Third Installment ($500) Due the first Wednesday after Presidents Day, in February, which is the first day of the program
  • Fourth Installment ($500) Due the third Friday in March
  • Fifth Installment ($500) Due the second Friday in April
  • Last Installment (the balance) Due the first Friday in May


8. Due April 27:

• School Roster for Stotesbury Regatta


9. Due May 14:

• School Roster for SRAA Nationals (only names of those participating necessary)


All forms and checks may be delivered to practice (except for Deposit and Info Sheet) or can be mailed directly to:

James Gordon

208 Engle Drive

Wallingford, PA 19086



A Re-Cap of all the Forms:

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