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UVRF 2019 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 and applies equally to all members. 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.
Members are eligible to vote in our annual meeting. We encourage all members to participate actively in helping us to serve the needs of our rowing community.
Membership voting rights
Access to sculling boats**
Access to sweep & sculling programs (additional fees apply)***
Access to social functions
**Use of club sculling boats is included in the membership fee for participants in our sweep programs, Junior Sculling programs, Learn-to-Scull program, and private scullers who rent rack space from UVRF. For all others, club boats are available for an additional $175 fee for Adults and $100 for Juniors.
***You do not need to be a member for Adult Novice Sweep, Tuck Fall, or Learn-to-Scull. 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:
Note: Please be courteous to the lifeguards. You may need to call ahead and explain what the UVRF swim test is! And, you must bring the UVRF checklist and a life jacket.
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. 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.
Swim test times for UVRF members have been scheduled at the Karl Michael pool at Dartmouth's Alumni Gym. Find all the information on these scheduled times on our Swim Test page.
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, 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 life guard administer the test. Day passes at the Dartmouth Gym cost $10 and include use of all gym facilities.
You must wear rowing clothes to take the test, and you must bring a life jacket with you. Make sure you bring a towel and a fresh set of clothes for afterward.
Please note that UVRF accepts swim tests from Lebanon Crew and HHS Crew.