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Youth Summer Rowing – What to Expect

High School Competitive Sculling

Starting after July 4th, Competitive High School Rowers will meet at the boats Monday-Thursday from 8-10. They will focus on sculling in singles, doubles and occasionally quads. In choppier waters, they might take out a sweep boat for added stability. Students should:

  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring water
  • Dress appropriately (layers if needed, tighter fitting clothes so not to get caught up in the oars and water shoes or shoes they are not worried about getting wet

This is an experience rowing program and rowers must have prior experience and the desire to improve their conditioning and rowing skills.

High School Recreational Sculling

Starting after July 4th, Recreational High School Rowers will meet at the boats Monday and Wednesdays from 10-12. They will focus on sculling in singles, doubles and occasionally quads. In choppier waters, they might take out a sweep boat for added stability. Students should:

  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring water
  • Dress appropriately (layers if needed, tighter fitting clothes so not to get caught up in the oars and water shoes or shoes they are not worried about getting wet

This is for high school rowers who want to improve their rowing, but are not looking to advance their skills as rapidly as the competitive scullers.

High School Sweep Summer Rowing

Starting the last week of June, High School Sweep Rowers will meet at the boats Tuesdays & Fridays at 6pm and Sundays at 12noon. They will focus on rowing in fours, 8s and occasionally doubles and singles. This class is an easier outlet for those who cannot commit to the morning rowing and want to row 1-3x per week. Students should:

  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring water
  • Dress appropriately (layers if needed, tighter fitting clothes so not to get caught up in the oars and water shoes or shoes they are not worried about getting wet

These are relaxed rowing sessions to improve rowing without the strict schedule of Fall and Spring seasons.

Middle School & Beginner Rowing

Starting after July 4th, Rowers 11- 14 will meet at the boats Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11:30. They will focus on rowing in a variety of boats to gain experience and become competent rowers in a relaxed atmosphere. In choppier waters, they might take out a sweep boat for added stability. Students should:

  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring water
  • Dress appropriately (layers if needed, tighter fitting clothes so not to get caught up in the oars and water shoes or shoes they are not worried about getting wet

This is for middle school rowers and rowers entering high school who need a bit more experience before joining the recreational rowers and evening sweep program.

Privates & Semi-Privates are available

If you are unable to row during scheduled rowing times, we do offer semi-private and private sessions by appointment. Please contact us to schedule and appointment.

Our Mission
Coventry Lake Community Rowing, Inc. enriches Northeastern Connecticut by providing rowing opportunities for individuals. It is the only community rowing program in Northeastern Connecticut. CLCR promotes diversity in the sport of rowing through programs which introduce avenues for athletic development and personal growth for both youth and adults. CLCR’s programs introduce new rowers to the sport, offer training for competitive rowers, and support the under-represented within rowing.