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For Jackson-Reed Crew, safety is the number one concern of all coaches, student athletes, parents and others associated with the program. Every member of the team, and supporters of the program play an important role in ensuring the safe conduct of the rowing program at Jackson-Reed High School.

The Jackson-Reed Crew Safety Guide is meant to provide a framework for both coaches and athletes to follow while they are part of Jackson-Reed Crew . This includes activities both on and off the water, as well as any racing venue that the team participates at.

All, including parents/guardians, are expected to read and thoroughly understand, and abide by the Jackson-Reed Crew Safety Guide. This safety guide is only as good as those who follow up. So familiarize yourself with the material in this guide. The rules in this guide are here for your protection, and the protection of those around you. Take them seriously. There will be no exceptions. Please read through the entire guide and ask any of the coaches if you have any questions.

Every athlete is responsible for their personal safety. As the primary role of the coaches is to ensure the safety of all participating athletes, it is vital that all athletes listen to instructions from the coaches, both on and off the water.

USRowing Safety Video

All Jackson-Reed Crew athletes are required to watch the USRowing Safety Video.

SafeSport Training

Every year, Jackson-Reed Crew requires all rowers to complete the online Safe Sport training appropriate for their age. Safe Sport describes the course as educating "high school age athletes about bullying and hazing prevention, tips for positive online interactions, and reporting of sexual abuse and misconduct."  For athletes under 18, please take the 15-minute Safe Sport for Youth Athletes online training.  Rowers who are 18+ are required by USRowing to complete the 30-minute Abuse Prevention for Adult Athletes instead. 

To access the training, please follow these steps:

  1. Log into your USRowing account
  2. Select SafeSport from the icons on the left side of the screen. This will take you to the SafeSport site.
  3. From the course catalog, select Safe Sport for Young Athletes or SafeSport Abuse Prevention for Adult Athletes" At the end of the training, please take a screenshot of the certificate, in case your USRowing account doesn’t show the record.
  4. If you have taken the course within the past 12 months, the course may not be visible in your landing page. Don’t worry - our records show you have taken it this year.  You will need to re-take when it has been more than 12 months since the last training.