Summer Youth Recreational Programs

CRI offers two youth recreational summer programs - Sweeps and Sculling. Sculling is rowing in a single rowing shell, holding an oar in each hand. Sweeps is rowing in a boat with other rowers, holding one oar with both hands.

 

Learn Programs - The Place to Begin

Learn to Scull

Learn to Scull is for boys and girls ages 12-18 years who have not rowed before, or who have participated in a previous session of Learn to Row Sweep but have never sculled (rowing in a single rowing shell with an oar in each hand). This is an introductory course where kids try the sport of rowing in a fun and safe environment. They will learn rowing terminology, learn to handle equipment and develop a basic set of rowing skills. Training will take place in flat, stable singles.

Learn to Row Sweeps

Learn to Row Sweeps is an introductory non-competitive course, for rowers ages 12-18 who have not rowed before. Sweep rowing is rowing in a boat with other rowers. Sweep rowers hold one oar with both hands. They will have a chance to try the sport of rowing in a fun and safe environment. Rowers will learn rowing terminology, learn how to handle the equipment, and develop a basic set of rowing skills. Training will take place on our 12-person training catamarans.

 

Skills Development Program - The Next Step

Skills Development - Sculling

Summer Sculling Skills Development is for kids who have completed a Learn to Scull program or who have already rowed recreationally. In sculling skills development sessions, rowers will continue to develop their knowledge of the fundamentals of sculling, building on their rowing technique. They will gain a deeper understanding of boat skills, safety rules of the river, navigation and balance.

Skills Development - Sweeps

Skills development is for athletes who have already learned the basics of sweep rowing and are looking to improve. Rowers will continue to develop their technique, equipment handling and boat skills - in 8 person shells with a coxswain. They will learn traffic and safety rules of the river while continuing to increase fitness through rowing on the water as well as land activities focusing on flexibility and core strength. Summer skills participants must have completed Learn to Row Sweeps. Athletes will be assessed and grouped with rowers of similar skill level as determined by the coaches.

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