Interested in Rowing? Find out More!

Trying Out


All athletes welcome, no experience necessary! Learn more about UVA’s first Intercollegiate Sport and our tradition of excellence.

1. Get Information

Meet team members and coaches to find out about the sport of rowing. Find us here:

Activities Fair: Monday, August 26 from 11:00am to 3:00pm on the Lawn

Rec Fest (Club Sports): Monday, August 26 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Aquatic and Fitness Center (AFC).

2.  Attend the Callout and Information Meeting

Join us for a one hour session to get a better sense of the sport, our team and culture, and how joining will improve your college experience.

Sunday, September 1 at 5:00pm at GILMER HALL room 190 –> conveniently located 150 yards from O’Hill dining hall on McCormick Road.

Team members and coaches will be present to answer questions.

3. Tryout

We offer several 45-minute sessions, starting on top of the hour. 

Location: Slaughter Rec Center (2 min walk from O’Hill Dining Hall), Multipurpose room

Tuesday, September 3  12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

Wednesday, September 4 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

Thursday, September 5 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

Best to attend two sessions on different days, e.g. one session on Tuesday and another on Wednesday or Thursday. We understand your scheduling might not work but try to make one session and let staff know at the beginning.

If you cannot make any of these sessions but are interested, or have other questions, please contact either Captain James Kyne ( or Coach Alan Kush (

4. Selection / 1st Practice

Decisions will be made and communicated to all candidates on Friday, September 6. The first all-team practice (incl. new team members, experienced or not) will take place on Saturday, September 7 (mid-morning) at our off-Grounds training facility on the Rivanna Reservoir. This could be the beginning of a life-changing experience…