March 7, 2023 By Holly Moriarty
The Hingham High School Crew team closed out their winter season with two fun events—the Ergathon fundraiser and “Glow Row.” Both have become annual traditions for the athletes.
The events capped off an intensive season of erg (rowing machine) training and also strength conditioning at MassMVMT, Cycletown, and Krigsman Yoga in preparation for the spring racing season.
For the final winter erg session last week, the coaches transformed the old Hingham Light Plant (where the team practices off the water) with fog machines, flashing lights, balloons, and streamers, while the athletes were decked out in glow paint and neon gear for the Glow Row.
The team has also been busy fundraising for the 2023 Ergathon, which took place on Saturday at the light plant. The athletes competed in costumed and themed teams, rowing in one-hour heats for the most meters. Parents took to the ergs after the heats for the Parent 1K event. Atlantic Bagels and Hingham Stop & Shop donated bagels and fruit respectively to keep the athletes fueled.
The HHS Crew team is raising funds for a new trailer to haul their rowing shells to regattas, a major capital expenditure necessary for the spring season. The team would very much appreciate any additional donations here.
HHS Crew has one week off before the start of the spring season on March 14. The boys and girls teams will race in seven regattas this spring in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, including Hingham’s hometown Salty Bow Sprints on April 30. The community can watch the team practice weekday afternoons on the Back River in Bare Cove Park.