Middle School Indoor Rowing Program (MSIRP)

By bringing rowing machines directly into schools, the MSIRP introduces the sport of rowing to students from all walks of life.

The MSIRP operates in PE classes and after school programs in BPS middle schools, and uses a curriculum based on BPS Physical Education standards that has been carefully designed to be educational and engaging by incorporating games, competition, and peer support in each lesson plan.

Each school enrolled in the MSIRP goes on a field trip to CRI’s Harry Parker Boathouse for on-water rowing, and at the end of the school year the MSIRP culminates in the Boston Youth Indoor Rowing Championship (BYIRC) where all BPS schools are invited to compete against one another. Youth involved in the MSIRP are invited to compete at C.R.A.S.H.-B, the World Indoor Rowing Championship, and are encouraged to join the Row Boston High School Team, which serves BPS 7-12th grade boys and girls.