Youth Learn to Row - Spring/Fall

Youth Learn to Row is offered spring, summer and fall.  It's an introductory, coed, non-competitive program offering youth aged 12 to 18 a chance to try the sport of rowing. Learn to Row participants are introduced to the basics of the sport in a fun, engaging, safe environment.  After Learn to Row, kids have a chance to progress to Crew League (spring/fall) or summer skills (summer).

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No prior rowing experience is required. Learn to Row provides a complete overview of the sport. Rowers are introduced to the basics of the sport, learning rowing terminology, how to handle the equipment, and the elements of proper rowing technique. Also covered as part of Learn to Row is coxing technique; boat safety; and concepts of physical well-being, including hydration, core strength, flexibility, and diet. Learn to Row uses rowing machines and rowing barges at the beginning of each session so that rowers can get a sense of the rowing stroke in a stable environment.

Participants have an opportunity at the end of each week to scrimmage in a friendly, intramural environment. Good attendance is crucial to safety and maximum learning - we expect rowers to attend every class.  If rowers cannot commit to a minimum of 80% class attendance overall, we generally encourage giving Learn to Row another session.

Regular spring and fall Learn to Row sessions are six weeks and meet twice weekly for 90 minutes. April Vacation Learn to Row is a one-week session that meets M-F (including Patriots Day Monday), offered 9am -11am or 11:30am-1:30pm. Summer learn to row and summer skills sessions are one week.

All participants are required to have a valid Swim Test on file.  Download the Swim Test Form

CRI programs are offered year round.  If you don't see a program listed, it may be seasonal.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information

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