2015 Youth Rowing Clinics 

For the 13th consecutive summerexperienced college rowing coaches come to the Riverfront Boathouse in Hartford to teach beginning and experienced high-school aged students in a fun and supportive atmosphere. 

Our 2015 four-day clinic will be HEADLINED by Trinity’s Kevin MacDermott, the 2013 NESCAC Men’s Rowing Coach of the Year and former US Junior National Team Men’s Head Coach, AND Delaware's Kevin Gruber, with four-day clinic PRESENTATIONSEat to Compete, by Holyoke Community College nutrition professor and rowing coach, Dr. Laura Christoph, and What Rowers Need to Know about College Admissions, by Marist College’s Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Assistant Women’s Rowing Coach, Michelle Stathers.  

Confirmed Four-day coaches: Kevin MacDermottMichelle StathersKevin GruberAllyson Zoppa (Assistant Coach at the University of Connecticut), Stephanie Chivers  (Assistant Coach at George Washington University). Other coaches will be added as needed.

Four-day presentations: Eat to Compete, What Rowers Need to Know about College AdmissionsImproving Your 2k and a coaches’ roundtable on Opportunities for Rowing in College.

Two-day coaches:  TBD

Two-day presentations: TBD

At both clinics, beginners will learn how to row or cox and receive an introduction to all aspects of the sport. Experienced rowers and coxswains will improve their understanding of the stroke and how to improve it. The clinic is open to rising 8th graders and high school students. Lunch and a t-shirt are provided.  

Four-day clinic: Monday, June 29 - Thursday July 2, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., $475 (experienced coxswains can attend for half price).
Two-day clinic: Saturday, August 8 - Sunday August 9, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., $250 (experienced coxswains can attend for half price). 


Please visit our Youth Rowing Pages for information about our ongoing Youth classes and teams.


Program Sponsor


The generosity of sponsors enables young people at Hartford and East Hartford high schools to row at no cost to them or their families. If you are interested in supporting this terrific program, contact Deborah Baker, Director of Development, via email or call 860.713.3131 ext. 326.

Lily Palmer Fry Memorial Trust