Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by MsLace » Sat, 22 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Hi,

Is this a tradition that is still practiced?    I can't  imagine its
appreciated.    

 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by Janet Anne Kina » Sat, 22 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Of course this is still done (unless it could pose hypothermia threats).
To my knowledge, most coxswains expect it and enjoy it.  

Janet


Quote:

>Hi,

>Is this a tradition that is still practiced?    I can't  imagine its
>appreciated.    

--
Janet Anne Kinard
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia, 30332
"really short married chic"


 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by Melsomv » Sat, 22 Aug 1998 04:00:00

And for the most part, if they didn't like it - rowers wouldn't care!

 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by Jjluci » Sat, 22 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Hi,

>Is this a tradition that is still practiced?    I can't  imagine its
>appreciated.    

As far as I know, it is still a common practice. You don't see it done on
really cold days, or on bodies of water that don't allow any swimming.

Besides, it is one way that rowers can get back at their coxswain for all of
that yelling.

Jeff Lucier

 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by Larry Kendric » Sat, 22 Aug 1998 04:00:00

I sure can remember chucking my cox head first into the water in Amsterdam
when my team won our first 2000 meter race. He didn't seem to mind but then
again I don't think anything could have spoilt his day after winning the
race !!!

 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by BBReynol » Sun, 23 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
(Jjlucier) writes:
>Subject:    Re: Rowing traditions:   Do coxswains still get wet after a
race?

>Date:       21 Aug 1998 19:25:27 GMT

>>Hi,

>>Is this a tradition that is still practiced?    I can't  imagine its
>>appreciated.    

>As far as I know, it is still a common practice. You don't see it done on
>really cold days, or on bodies of water that don't allow any swimming.

>Besides, it is one way that rowers can get back at their coxswain for all of
>that yelling.

>Jeff Lucier

The practice was suspended at Princeton for a few years in the mid-1960's until
Lake Carnegie was dredged; the coxwains were bouncing off the silt in front of
the floating dock.
--
Bruce B. Reynolds, Systems Consultant:
Founder of Trailing Edge Technologies, Glenside PA and Niles IL:
Sweeping Up Behind Data Processing Dinosaurs
 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by Alissa9 » Mon, 24 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Anybody have the pleasure of getting former Penn coxswain, Andrew Goldberg,
wet?
If so tell me about it.  It couldn't happen to a nicer guy.  

A

 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by Beng » Tue, 25 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hi,

> Is this a tradition that is still practiced?    I can't  imagine its
> appreciated.

If you win a race (the more important the better) you don't care, it is
just the start of the celebrations if it was a final!!

In NZ land when we were racing at Ruataniwha, the whole crew would bail
out after the race further up the lake.  In March the water was that
warm that it didn't matter.  In October I would only do it if I had a
7ml wetsuit on.

Karapiro is another matter, last time I was up there they were saying
not to drink any of the water unless you wanted the runs.

It's way too cold at the moment (even the fish are using antifreeze).

Bengy

 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by cynthj » Tue, 25 Aug 1998 04:00:00

we always get chucked in after winning a final, that's why coxswains
take at least 3 changes of clothing.  Although some rude rowers throw us
in even when we don't win!

we always appreciate it when we win in summer, but the amount of
regattas that are held in summer is so small(3) and the amount of
regattas held in winter(all the others) is so great that we'd generally
prefer to lose on regatta days.  Although I never purposely do.

Quote:

> Hi,

> Is this a tradition that is still practiced?    I can't  imagine its
> appreciated.

 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by cynthj » Tue, 25 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Of course this is still done (unless it could pose hypothermia threats).
> To my knowledge, most coxswains expect it and enjoy it.

> Janet

just coz we expect it doesn't mean we enjoy it
Quote:



> >Hi,

> >Is this a tradition that is still practiced?    I can't  imagine its
> >appreciated.

> --
> Janet Anne Kinard
> Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia, 30332
> "really short married chic"


 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by cynthj » Tue, 25 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hi,

> Is this a tradition that is still practiced?    I can't  imagine its
> appreciated.

unfortunately we still get chucked in when the rowers win and generally
it's not appreciated, especially when we have to swim from the finish
line to the docks, and in really yucky water
 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by edgar cov » Tue, 25 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>we always get chucked in after winning a final, that's why coxswains
>take at least 3 changes of clothing.  Although some rude rowers throw us
>in even when we don't win!

>we always appreciate it when we win in summer, but the amount of
>regattas that are held in summer is so small(3) and the amount of
>regattas held in winter(all the others) is so great that we'd generally
>prefer to lose on regatta days.  Although I never purposely do.
>> appreciated.

Only 3 regattas all summer??  Wherever do you row?
--
edgar-(remove nospam from return address for e-mail)
 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by cynthj » Thu, 27 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


> >we always get chucked in after winning a final, that's why coxswains
> >take at least 3 changes of clothing.  Although some rude rowers throw us
> >in even when we don't win!

> >we always appreciate it when we win in summer, but the amount of
> >regattas that are held in summer is so small(3) and the amount of
> >regattas held in winter(all the others) is so great that we'd generally
> >prefer to lose on regatta days.  Although I never purposely do.
> >> appreciated.
> Only 3 regattas all summer??  Wherever do you row?
> --

WESTERN AUSTRALIA - yay :)
 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by Rob Chan » Fri, 28 Aug 1998 04:00:00

tradition or not....

we ALWAYS dump our cox into the river after a race...

kind of like we are saying "we rowed"

--robchang

 
 
 

Rowing traditions: Do coxswains still get wet after a race?

Post by JWil » Mon, 31 Aug 1998 04:00:00

We only get to throw our cox in at the end of the season if at all, but my crew
mates took the opportunity to celebrate my birthday by putting me in the water.
 even our coach isn't immune from swimming- mind you he was that wet any way it
didn't matter.