This fall, Bullis added crew as a new activity credit. After school, the team participates in either dry land training or a water practice. During land training, they do various exercise drills and running. During the days the team has water practices,”they carry the boats and oars to the water, row, and then put them back on the rack and wash them.”
Working with Churchill creates an interesting dynamic. Originally, Bullis joined with Churchill because of their larger student population. Mrs. Lloyd, the Bullis girls athletic director, commented, “this partnership with Churchill allows us to leverage the assets they have built with the participation of a greater pool of talent.” Further, while one might assume that it would be difficult to get along with and work with another school, Bullis rowers enjoy the partnership. Ben Yuan 19’ commented, “the Churchill rowers are all very friendly. I really enjoy working with them.”
Crew is an excellent new addition for students at Bullis and many have decided to take advantage of this activity. While no prior experience was needed, Yuan 19’ decided to join because “I had done some crew while I was back in China, and I liked it very much.” Another crew member, Anna Singh 17’, decided to join because “I thought it would be a great opportunity to bond and learn the sport.”
With the addition of the crew team, Bullis is continuing to expand their activity and sports options. As Bullis continues to grow and as the Upper School adds more students, a more diverse variety of activity credits will become available.