Prep Rowing Coach Alex Canale, '05 has been named to the USRowing Junior Lightweight Task Force, which will be responsible for drafting new policy recommendations regarding the sport's lightweight division. The group of 20 rowing experts includes just four high school coaches from around the country, and will submit its findings to the USRowing Board of Directors for review and ratification in June.
Coach Canale – a member of Prep's science department, and a former lightweight rower himself – was selected after offering input to USRowing (the national sanctioning body for competitive rowing) on proposed rule changes for the lightweight class in December. In a letter to crew parents, he wrote:
I want you to know that I remain committed to a healthy and competitive Crew program at Prep that includes lightweight rowing as it has from the beginning. This will hopefully be the 5th consecutive year one of our lightweight boats has qualified for nationals. It is you and your son's hard work that continues to give life to the sport we all love; lightweight rowing is a big part of that sport for many Prep families and I am proud to serve its future on the national policy level.