The winter season is a great time to get started with your college search and college rowing recruiting process.  The best place to begin is to  use college websites (including the athletic/rowing page of the school website) and reference books to gain as much information as you can about the schools and rowing programs in which you are interested.  Another resource and great website produced by students is  Think about where you want to go to school, how far from home, do you like an urban campus or a campus further away from a city and what size school appeals to you.

Remember-your time will be very limited once the spring racing season starts, so try to get as much done now as you can.  We know that your non-athlete friends (and many high school guidance counselors) will not understand why you are starting so early-but trust us, now is the time to do it.