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).

Covid-19 Update: For the safety of our community in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, CRI will only be offering sculling programming in single-person shells until further notice. Learning to row or developing skills in a single-person boat offers a highly engaging opportunity for new rowers to begin their introduction to the sport! They will learn and practice the basics of the rowing stroke, as well as balance and navigation, in stable, single person shells.

Youth 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 but have never been introduced to sculling (rowing with an oar in each hand, instead of both hands on the same oar). 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. The class may rowing machines and dock-based rowing at the beginning of each session so that rowers can get a sense of the rowing stroke in a stable environment. They will progress to flat, stable singles.

Learn to Row meets on weekends for 6 weeks.

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

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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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