LU Crew team receives safety radios from Sea Tow SML

The LU Crew team is back practicing on the water near Craddock Creek until November and will be out again next spring from March through May.

The Liberty University Crew team, established in 2009, is back practicing on the water near Craddock Creek until November and will be out again next spring from March through May.

Crews train most weekday mornings from 6 to 8 a.m., many times launching their shells in darkness. Safety for these rowers is paramount, so they utilize navigation lights on all of their vessels.

Due to the recent donation of four new Cobra hand-held floating VHF marine radios by Sea Tow of Smith Mountain Lake (SML), coaches and crews can communicate when not in sight of one another or out of vocal range, which is important in periods of reduced visibility.

“These new radios are a significant and much-appreciated addition to our team’s safety gear,” said Coach Debbie Prowse of Mitchell’s Point Marina. “We’ll be using them every day we practice.”

-For more information, see the Oct. 9 edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle-

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