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UVRF 2022 Membership
Membership in UVRF is open to everyone. All members of UVRF pay an annual membership fee, which is set by the Board of Directors. The fee is due at the start of the rowing season (or for new members, upon joining) and covers the shared operating expenses of our organization.
Membership Types and Fees for 2022:
Adult Member: Annual - $150
Adult Member: Fall only (starts Sept. 1) - $50
Junior Member (14-19 yrs): Annual - $50
Junior Member (14-19 yrs): Spring only (ends June 1) or Fall only (starts Sept 1) - $25
Volunteer Member (for our non-rowing volunteers) - $0
Becoming a UVRF Member:
- Join or login to your existing USRowing account to see if it's time to renew your USRowing membership for this calendar year ($15 in 2022 unless a Volunteer)
- Complete or refresh your SafeSport training if you are 18 or older. You can find more information on our SafeSport policy and learn how to get trained here
- Affirm that you have either already watched the US Rowing Safety video in the current calendar year or will do so within the next 48 hours. The link to the Safety video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx5SUe_RdgQ
- Verify that you are "up to date" on your COVID vaccination (fully vaccinated and boosted). Email a photo of your COVID vaccination card to
if you have not done so in the prior year. You may also email this address to inquire about alternate methods of verification
- Register for UVRF Membership at RegattaCentral
Paid Memberships include:
Voting rights at our annual meeting; we encourage all members to participate actively in helping us to serve the needs of our rowing community!
Access to sweep & sculling programs (additional fees apply)*
Access to social functions
*You do not need to be a member for the Novice Intensive (sweep) or Learn-to-Scull programs in the summer. Membership is required for all other programs.
UVRF offers limited financial assistance to aspiring rowers for whom the required fees present a financial hardship. To apply for a partial scholarship, complete the UVRF Scholarship Application form in the documents section of the website, and submit the form to
UVRF Required Swim Test:
A swim test is required for ALL UVRF members. Everyone participating in UVRF rowing programs or using UVRF facilities and equipment must pass this test. The swim test, which is good for five years, is a club requirement that is consistent with USRowing safety recommendations. If you are unsure when you last passed your UVRF Swim test, check the Documents tab of our website under Swim Tests, or click here to check the date. All tests will be administered by UVRF or its chosen designee, and will consist of the following: wearing rowing clothes, each person has to tread water for 10 minutes, then swim 50 yards, then put on a life jacket that is thrown into the water, and then swim to a ladder and climb out of the pool. See the Swim Test page for more detail.
Swim test times for UVRF members will be scheduled from time to time and announced to the membership via email.
If you cannot take the group swim test, you can also get the Swim Test Checklist form off the Documents section of our website (here) and bring it to a lifeguard at the Aquatic Center, the Dartmouth Gym (if open), Storrs Pond, or CCBA. Call ahead to schedule time with a lifeguard. For the Dartmouth Pool, please contact Dana Metes. For UVAC, please contact Forrest Pollard. For CCBA, please contact Marie Dumont. For Storrs Pond, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You will have to purchase a day pass at the front desk, then go to the pool and have the lifeguard administer the test.
You must wear rowing clothes to take the test. Make sure you bring a towel and a fresh set of clothes for afterward.
Please note that UVRF accepts swim tests from HHS Crew. Swim tests for UVRF Juniors will be scheduled as part of a regular spring practice.
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