I mean, as a singer, you would probably know how to breathe, and where from, in order to save your voice? There’s a rower on my team who does both… but then again, he’s a rower and doesn’t yell. But honestly, I wouldn’t do both. :\ I decided to cox instead of sing.
Having such a huge responsibility on your shoulders. If something goes wrong, (like you crash, or dock wrong, or in a race) I always feel like it was my fault, or there could have been something else I could have done, and that feeling sucks.
But at the same time, it’s incredible to be the one, sole, motivator of your team, and without a coxswain, they wouldn’t be going anywhere, or no one else could have inspired them like you.
Are you a male or female? and sub 8 is pretty solid for being in high school. and you can only improve, right? But honestly, that doesn’t really matter because we accept everyone. Most people are walk-ons and have never had experience before, so having someone with experience would be incredible. That’s what I did. Just make sure you contact the Coach well in advance! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask! :)