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Getting Involved is Fair-ly Easy (Cadet Activities Fair)

(Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Just for Fun, Class of 2015) Permanent link
Sherman Photo We have many clubs and activities here at the Coast Guard Academy. And we have a fun way to find out what extracurricular options are available each year: the Cadet Activities Fair! It’s on the Thursday of the first week of school (sorry for the delay…I had some technical difficulties while editing). This video is a fun exposition of that event. Hear about anything you’re interested in?

*Special thanks to artist Har Megiddo for the use of his music in this video.

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Getting Settled and Getting Fit

(Athletics, Class of 2017) Permanent link
Racz Photo It’s crazy how I have been back for close to seven weeks. It seems like only yesterday I was stepping foot onto the Barque Eagle getting ready for its Canadian cruise. As I have finally set into the academic year, I’m noticing a lot of differences from last year. The academics are a little more challenging and the responsibility thrust upon us is greater. Though all of these changes are easy to control and handle, I still am finding myself altering my approach to this academic year. Also, since I am no longer rowing, I’ve noticed that I have a lot of more free time on my hands. Though some of it is spent watching Netflix or surfing social media (which isn’t the best use of my time), I do my best to balance my academics and fun. My dad always told me, work hard play hard.


One activity I’m now participating in is Crossfit. For those that don’t know what that is, Crossfit is essentially a mix of Olympic lifting, cardio, body weight exercises, and circuit training. It pushes you to your limit both mentally and physically during every workout you take part in. The fact that I can get stronger and better fit in less time is one of the reasons why I enjoy it so much. I try to go every day to the Crossfit gym in New London with one of my good friends at the Academy. After only going for a few weeks, I can already see beneficial results. As I continue, I hope to gain overall strength and fitness.


Again, if you have any questions about the Academy, 3/c year, 4/c year, or even Crossfit don’t hesitate to email me. I wish everyone who has applied or who is currently applying the best of luck.


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