Adult Rowing

From college students to retirees, beginners to the very experienced, men and women of all ages and physical abilities can participate in our classes for beginning, intermediate and experienced rowers. Classes are offered in both large, team boats (sweep rowing) and smaller, individual boats (sculling) in spring, summer and fall, and during the winter we train indoors. Current program offerings are listed below. 

Learn to Row

Dates: June 7 - July 2, July 5 - 30, August 2 - 27
If you've never rowed before, this is the program for you. Learn the basics of the rowing stroke and technique in our training barges – triple-wide hulls with seats for eight sweep (one oar per person) rowers and is oriented around rowing in team boats (4+ people per boat).

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 7:30 pm, Wednesdays & Fridays, 6 - 7:30 am

Learn to Scull

Dates: June 7 - July 2, July 5 - 30, August 2 - 27
This class is for brand new scullers (two oars per person), who may be entirely new to the sport of rowing or trying something new after prior sweep rowing experience. Beginning scullers will start in the wider Alden hulls, and progress to the narrower Peinert, Hudson, and Swift “racing” hulls.

Wednesdays & Fridays, 6 - 7:30 am, Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:30 - 10 am, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3 - 4:30 pm

Adult Clinics

Sculling Clinic: June 12 – 13, Sweep Clinic: July 17 – 18
Interested in trying sweep rowing or sculling? These two-day clinics are a great way to test the waters, whether you want to try sculling (two oars per person, one person boats) or sweep rowing, (one oar per person, 4+ rowers per boat). Both clinics are open to rowers of all ability levels, all participants must know how to swim.

Both clinics will be held on Saturday & Sunday mornings, 8 am - 12 pm

Intermediate Sweep

Dates: June 7 - July 2, July 5 - 30, August 2 - 27
This class is intended as the next step for those who complete Learn to Row. This class is also appropriate for rowers coming back from a long time away or who have had minimal prior experience and need to get some more practice before they are ready for the experienced teams. Intermediate sweep rowers will leave the training barge to get into the narrower hulls our regular teams use, but with pontoons for extra stability. This class will introduce the role of “coxswain” to rowers.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 7:30 pm, Wednesdays & Fridays, 6 - 7:30 am

Intermediate/Advanced Sculling

Dates: June 7 - July 2, July 5 - 30, August 2 - 27
intended for experienced scullers of all ages (12+). We offer separate registration for Intermediate and Advanced scullers, and will do our best within each time block to create optimal 5 person groups for each coach. As experienced scullers everyone will be expected to be able to row in a Peinert/Hudson/Swift hull, and should be able to carry, set up, launch, and land their boat without coach intervention.

Wednesdays & Fridays, 6 - 7:30 am, Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:30 - 10 am, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3 - 4:30 pm

Recreational Rowing

Dates: June 7 - July 2, July 5 - 30, August 2 - 27
These classes are for experienced rowers only – you need not be an expert (we expect everyone to continue to learn and improve), but all participants will be expected to be comfortable rowing all 8, feathering and squaring, and adding in/dropping out while the boat is rowing continuously. These programs will focus on sweep (one oar per person) rowing, though many athletes will likely scull at least a few times per season.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 7:30 am or 9:30 - 11 am, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30 pm

Racing Teams

Dates: June- October
Racing teams are for experienced athletes only, who will be expected to not only be proficient in basic rowing skills as with our recreational programs, but also willing to commit more fully to the training schedule as well as races.

Men’s Racing: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45 - 7:15 am and Saturdays, 7 - 8:30 am

Women’s Racing: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 7:30 pm am and Saturdays, 8:30 - 10 am

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