The team has won the NEIRA (New England) team championships 14 times. In 2003, 2006, 2007, and 2010, first boats all went on to win National Championships.
Head Coach Chris Richards began rowing in high school, continued at Harvard, and still competes at the Masters level. He has been head varsity coach since 2001.
“Belmont Hill crew strives for excellence,” Coach Richards explains. “We work very hard with the goal of making the fastest boats we can, all while maintaining the highest standards of teamwork and sportsmanship.”
Depth of Program
In addition to varsity crew, there are teams at the JV and Middle School level. Tim Wood, an alumnus of Belmont Hill and a former varsity coach, and Ruth Sweeney, a veteran crew coach at the School run the Middle School team.
Belmont Hill Crew at Collegiate Level
Many of Coach Richards’ rowers compete at the college level. “Almost all of our most talented kids go on to row in college,” he explains. “ I can only think of one in the past eight years or so who did not.”
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