OWL on the Water

Rowing, with its inherent physical and psychological demands, can and should play a role in stemming the pediatric obesity epidemic. Through a unique partnership with the Optimal Wellness for Life (OWL) clinic at Children's Hospital Boston, we created OWL on the Water, a rowing program designed exclusively for youth at risk for obesity..

The OWL program helps youth take significant steps not only toward weight loss, but also toward developing an athletic mindset in terms of behavior, accountability, and effort.

The OWL program runs year round, both on the water during the rowing season and indoors over the winter.

If you are interested in helping your child get active and try a sport that can build lifelong healthy habits, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Programs. For information on the Optimal Weight for Life clinic at Children's Hospital Boston, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..