Our middle school rowing program is a unique sporting experience, and the objective is to develop a lifetime love of rowing by focusing on the key foundations of the sport. Participants will learn the basics of the rowing stroke, safe navigation, and correct use of equipment. On the water, the focus is on sculling (rowing with two oars), and rowers will learn first in wide, stable training singles, and progress to narrower singles and team boats as their skills and confidence develop. Off the water, participants engage in structured physical exercise and guided active games with the focus to safely develop cardiovascular, flexibility and muscular fitness.
Eligibility: All youth who have never rowed prior to August 2017, entering 7th - 8th grade in fall 2017. Arrival time is flexible to accommodate late arrivals. There is no daily attendance requirement, however attendance is mandatory on the first 2 days for an in-depth orientation to the boathouse, equipment, and safety.
September 5 - October 12 Tue/Wed/Thu 4:30 - 6:30pm
We offer a family discount for families with multiple rowers, both youth and masters - 10% off for the 2nd rower, 15% for the 3rd. The discount does not include youth summer camps or Learn to Row classes. All discounts are processed through Parks & Recreation.