||The east crescent of the Smith Center for Athletics and Wellness is home to an indoor rowing tank. Friends of the Brewster crew team, which includes current and alumni parents and current students and alumni, raised nearly $90,000 to make the indoor rowing tank a reality for Brewster during the 2006-2007 school year.
The tank is actually two fiberglass tanks connected by decking, which has eight seats and oar attachments. Each tank holds about two feet of water. The tank was manufactured locally by the Durham Boat Company in New Hampshire.
The tanks are two above-ground tanks with seats and riggers in between. The rowers sit between the two tanks and row with the attached oars. Many of the top crews in the country use this same type of tank to get a step up on the competition.
Since 1990, coaches, crew members, and Friends of Brewster Crew have worked at improving the program by upgrading the shells, increasing the number of ergs with sliders, and expanding the schedule, which now includes participation in the Head of the Charles and two regattas in Philadelphia.
Along the way, the number of students involved in the program has steadily grown.