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 Weight 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.

With specialized coaching and specific health and nutrition benchmarks, this program is helping youth take significant steps not only toward weight loss, but also toward developing an athletic mindset in terms of behavior, accountability, and effort.

Practice is twice per week, year round, with competition annually at the CRASH B Sprints (February) and the City of Boston Mayor's Cup (June), with other competitions as directed by the coaching staff.

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 Inclusion and Advocacy, or coach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.