TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
ATTENTION: Rowing wants you!
Jacksonville University rowing is looking for new members for its novice rowing program in the fall.

Novice head coach, Ed Oxlade is looking for any members of the JU student body who feel that they would be interested in joining the hugely successful Dolphins rowing team. Incoming freshmen are strongly encouraged to enquire further, although the novice team is not limited to freshmen only.

No prior experience in rowing is required as Coach Oxlade and his team will teach prospective athletes everything from scratch at the stunning new Negaard Rowing Center on campus.

“We are very excited at the prospect of teaching a new class of Novice rowers this year,” says Oxlade. “We had a really successful and enjoyable season last year and we are keen to repeat and better our achievements in 2009-10.”

Requirements for joining the team are:

• You are a full-time undergraduate at JU.

• You can swim 100-meters in light clothing (t shirt and shorts) including treading water and are confident in water.

• You are keen to learn a new sport and have a desire to compete at the collegiate level.

Previous experience at competitive athletic sports is an advantage, but not essential.

Students who have had previous athletic experience in sports such as swimming, cycling, track or cross country are strongly encouraged to contact Coach Oxlade as these sports translate extremely well to rowing.

The JU crew team will be canvassing new students at Orientation, but you can express your interest early by contacting Coach Oxlade by email at eoxlade@ju.edu or by calling the rowing office on (904) 256 7832.