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About Us

Friends of Harriton Crew is a non-profit organization by parents for parents. Our role is to support the crew program financially and operationally. Fundraising, tent hospitality, carpooling, we do it together and take care of each other. When your student joins Harriton Crew, you will become part of a community of enthusiastic parents.

In fact, the parent's involvement is crucial to Harriton crew's success and we need your help!

TeamSnap is the tool our booster club (Friends of Harriton Crew) use to communicate team information to our rowers and their families.  Remind is an app that our coaching staff uses to communicate with the rowers directly.  

The coaches are responsible for athlete development, the line up and regatta selection.

All questions with regard to coaching or individual students should be addressed to the head coach. 

 

Coaches

Coach Calimag
Head Coach
Coach Hileman
Assistant Coach

Coach Calimag,  Harriton’s former Assistant Athletic Director and Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach, is an outspoken advocate for team unity, sportsmanship, goal setting, hard work, and having fun. Calimag is a PSRA Board Member, Chair of the PSRA Rules Committee, and sits on the Stotesbury Cup Regatta Coaches Committee. Coach Calimag is excited to hit the water and believes there are great possibilities for success during the 2018 scholastic rowing season.

Coach Hileman joined the crew staff in spring 2016. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and teaches Social Studies at Harriton.  Coach Hileman was a member of UNC'sRowing's leadership circle for 2008-2009, and rowed in their top 8 from 2007-2009.  She also rowed at Clemson University's US Olympic Development camp for the Summer of 2008, and placed 2nd at US Club Nationals in the Senior Women's 8+ category.  She participated in a USRowing Jr. National Team Development camp for a spot on the US U23 team.  She has a minor in coaching from UNC and a certification from UNC in athletic leadership as well as athletic mentoring.

Coach Herz
Assistant Coach

Coach Herz joined Harriton Crew in the Spring of 2018. He is an alumnus of The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he rowed during his undergraduate years. His experience includes international rowing competition in Shanghai and training with the University of Hong Kong's club team. More recently, he has completed an M.A. in Education from Villanova University. He is also a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, a yoga and meditation instructor, and is working on becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Coach Leyland
Assistant Coach

Coach Kevin Leyland joined  Harriton Crew in spring 2017.  Coach Leyland rowed for Northeast Catholic High School and for the University of Charleston.  He is a current member of Crescent Boat Club.  

Coach Kevin has coached at Northeast Catholic High School and at Notre Dame Academy.  He currently helps in Lloyd Hall's Adult Learn-to-Row program.  Welcome Coach Leyland!

Coach Lindeman
Assistant Coach

Coach Stephen Lindeman is joining the Harriton Crew Coach Staff this season.  He began his rowing career at St. Augustine Prep where he was a team Captain and continued rowing collegiately at Temple University where he receiving an English Literature degree.  Shortly after graduation, coach Lindeman moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he participated in The New Teacher Project, a rigorous Alternative Certification teaching program that pairs highly dedicated and qualified teachers with high needs schools in order to close the achievement gap.  During his time in Texas, he taught and coached Varsity Soccer; he currently teaches for the Philadelphia School District. Coach Lindeman is excited to have the opportunity to work with young athletes at Harriton and looks forward to a successful and exciting racing season.

 

Practice & Regattas

We often get questions about early practices and regattas. But it really isn't too bad. Most practices take place after school. During the Spring season the schoolbus will take you there.
 
Yes, occasionally we practice on Saturday morning. And yes, we do start at 6am, but first up are the juniors and seniors. Freshmen and sophmores get a little slack and start around 7am and 8am.
 
Regattas are usually on a Sunday, but on the weekends that a regatta takes place on a Saturday we do not have early morning practice.

 

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601 Washington Street

Conshohocken, PA 19428

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