Welcome to Rowing at DBMS!

We strive for growth and the enjoyment of rowing for all of our participants, while fostering an attitude of humility and gratitude for our opportunities, respect for each other, and stewardship of our equipment, campus, and the Bay. We are a community committed to coaching, training, and developing the skills of all rowers. We teach and train year-round in our newly completed Rowing Center and on the water during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. Beginners of all ages are welcome and encouraged to join a class at DBMS. We are fortunate to have our own indoor rowing tanks, a large ergometer training room, and a fleet of both sculling and sweep boats. There is opportunity for everyone to join our community and find out what is so special about rowing.

Registration for Summer Programs opens on February 15th at 6:00 PM

Junior Rowing Programs

6th, 7th, and 8th grade Winter Rowing

We are excited to offer a new program for our Middle School aged rowers. The program will include instruction on rowing technique using rowing machines and our indoor tanks. Classes are offered two days per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please email or call Junior Recreational Rowing Director, Liz Lange, with any questions: liz@dbms.org / (781) 934-7555

Session 1: Nov 8,10,15,17,21,28,30 Dec 6,8,13,15,20,22

Session 2: Jan 3,5,10,12,17,19,24,26,31 Feb.-2,7,9,14,16,28,March 2,7,9

6th, 7th, and 8th grade Spring Rowing

Session 1: 4/24/23-5/18/23 & Session 2: 5/22/23-6/15/23

Registration opens March 6, 2023

NOVICE QUAD 4:30-5:45 M/W or T/TH

This class will introduce the basic rowing fundamentals of sculling using a variety of tools including rowing tanks, Concept 2 ergometers and large stable Quadruple sculling shells. Students will learn and practice the technique of the rowing strokes then learn skills to manage the boat on the dock and in the bay safely. Students will be taking turns rowing and steering (coxing) once on the water. No previous experience required. Students who have had indoor rowing or limited on the water rowing experience are also encouraged to sign up for this class.

EXPERIENCED QUAD 3:15-4:30 M/W or T/TH

This class is open to all rowers with previous experience in sculling (intermediate and experienced class) and will help rowers continue to develop proficiency in technique, and introduce and develop the skills required to row as a crew in a team boat. Students will take turns rowing and steering the larger, stable Quadruple sculling boats. Previous rowing experience required in intermediate singles and/or team boats.

7th and 8th grade Fall Rowing

NOVICE QUAD, M/W or Tu/Th 4:30-5:45PM (9/6 to 10/27)

This class will introduce the basic rowing fundamentals of sculling using a variety of tools including rowing tanks, Concept 2 ergometers and large stable Quadruple sculling shells. Students will learn and practice the technique of the rowing strokes then learn skills to manage the boat on the dock and in the bay safely. Students will be taking turns rowing and steering (coxing) once on the water. No previous experience required. Students who have had indoor rowing or limited on the water rowing experience are also encouraged to sign up for this class.

EXPERIENCED QUAD, M/W or Tu/Th 3:15-4:30PM (9/6 to 10/27)

This class is open to all rowers with previous experience in sculling (intermediate and experienced class) and will help rowers continue to develop proficiency in technique, and introduce and develop the skills required to row as a crew in a team boat. Students will take turns rowing and steering the larger, stable Quadruple sculling boats. Previous rowing experience required in intermediate singles and/or team boats.

Winter Indoor Rowing

Three Days a Week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) 5:00-6:30pm November 28-February 17
This program is designed for High School students who are interested in rowing on Spring Crew.  Athletes with, or without rowing experience can participate in our indoor program where High School coaches will introduce and reinforce rowing technique on the ergs and in the tanks.  The 1.5 hour sessions will focus on getting a base level of fitness and form before the spring competitive season.

Summer Race Week *with Optional Regattas*

1 week program offered for 6 weeks * with option to race in a regatta – Click to view schedule
$150/rower, $50/coxswain
Prerequisites: 1 season of competitive HS Rowing
Experienced high school rowers come down and spend a week training and racing! Grab your friends and row together for some fun-filled rowing and racing on Duxbury Bay and beyond. High School Coaches and Collegiate rowers will team up to run competitive daily practices. For those signed up for weeks 4 and 5, there will be the option to race in the Cromwell Cup (Charles River in Boston) and Sweeps and Sculls (Narragansett, RI). Boat use is flexible ranging from double, quads, coxed quads and more. Additional regatta fee for athletes who choose to race.

Summer Development Program 

AVAILABLE FOR 2 WEEKS THIS SUMMER- August 7-11 OR August 14-18 – Click to view schedule
2.5 hours/5 days Cost: $310 for rowers $155 for coxswains
Prerequisites: Rising 9th grade -12th with 3+ weeks of jr rec rowing or 1+ HS season
High School Rowers, are you ready to grow your skills and optimize your rowing? This coed 2.5 hours/day, week-long program will consist of a dynamic warm-up, rowing, technique work and racing. We will come inside for video review and functional training and stretching instruction. Jump start your fall High School season!

Learn To Row *REDESIGNED*

Ages 11-17 1.5 hr/Day, for 2 weeks $450 – Click to view schedule
Prerequisites: None
This class will introduce the basic rowing fundamentals of sculling using a variety of tools including rowing tanks, Concept 2 ergometers and single shells and team boats. Students will learn and practice the technique of the rowing stroke, dock and boat safety. At the end of the first week, we will row on the water in our fun and stable rowing shells.The second week rowers will work together in a team boat while continuing to grow their skills. No previous experience required.

Beginner Singles Rowing

Ages 11-17 1.5 hr/Day, 5 days $260 – Click to view schedule
Prerequisites: Learn to Row
This class is open to rowers who have completed LTR and are ready to row independently in a single shell. Rowers will continue to develop proficiency in rowing technique and moving the shell efficiently on the water.

Intermediate and Advanced Singles

Ages 11-17 1.5 hr/Day, 5 days $260 – Click to view schedule
Prerequisites: Beginner singles or previous intermediate or experienced singles
This class is open to all rowers with previous experience in rowing single shells and will help rowers continue to develop proficiency in rowing technique and moving the shell efficiently on the water. This class can be taken multiple times to build upon previous knowledge, comfort levels and rowing skills.

Quad Rowing

Ages 11-17 1.5 hrs/Day, 5 days $250 – Click to view schedule
Prerequisites: Learn to Row or a Fall/Spring Middle School Rowing Session
This class is open to all rowers with previous experience in rowing and will help rowers continue to develop proficiency in rowing technique and introduce the skills required to row as a crew in a team boat. Students will take turns rowing and steering the larger, stable Quadruple sculling boats.

Sweep Rowing

Ages 13 -17 1.5 hrs/Day, 5 days $250 – Click to view schedule
Prerequisites: 2 or more sessions of Intermediate/Advanced Rowing
This class will introduce experienced scullers to sweep rowing. This type of rowing uses one oar instead of two and is the main focus of high school rowing in the spring and fall. The class will introduce and explore the skills unique to this style of rowing. Rowers will take turns rowing and coxing, or steering the boat.

Alumni Rowing

Ages 18+ Duxbury Crew Graduates: Dates and times TBD
Join other DBMS alumnus for an evening row! We will get out on familiar water with former teammates in mixed 8’s. Let’s start a new tradition – grab a friend and jump in a boat!

Ages: 11+ Prerequisites: None

For new rowers, or those looking to improve your technique, consider taking a one-to-one private lesson. You will have access to our new state of the art Rowing Center and indoor rowing tanks. We find this is an exceptional environment for learning from your very first stroke through accomplishing and improving your technique. Single rowing shells are used for an on the water experience.

For leveling or prerequisite questions, please contact Junior Recreational Rowing Director, Liz Lange at liz@dbms.org or refer to the diagram below.

Adult Rowing Programs

Indoor Learn to Row

Saturdays 8:00-9:00am
Come explore, meet new people and try something new. This class is offered to those who would like to row and ultimately explore Duxbury Bay in a team boat or join our singles program in the spring. In our Rowing Center, with access to our state of the art equipment, you will learn the basics of good rowing form and blade technique with the use of the ergometer and rowing tanks. You will not be disappointed!

*NEW* Private Personal Training Class

For people interested in resistance training, whether you are new, returning after time off due to life changes or injury, or just looking for a strength training routine. This new training class option will teach you a personalized resistance plan to help you reach your fitness goals. Work one on one with Coach Liz and get the most out of yourself with a focus on proper movement patterns with specific cues to help you progress, feel strong and empowered.
2x per week for 4 weeks $475 (8 classes) contact Liz at liz@dbms.org to register.

*NEW* Strength Training Lesson

Optimize your health and fitness routine with resistance training with this one hour consultation to discuss your goals and create a personalized training plan based on your fitness goals. If you want to add strength, improve performance or learn how to move your body well start here. Add a rowing center open access plan to your cart to work out at DBMS. $90/hr (+ access pass if desired) Contact Liz at liz@dbms.org to book a consult.

*NEW* RowHIIT

Tuesday, Thursday 6:00-7:00 am (pick both days)
NEW CLASS! Begin the day in the best way possible – high intensity interval training (HIIT) – two days a week. This 45 minute workout will energize and inspire you! The class is designed to be challenging and engaging for anyone from first-timers to experienced rowers. Participants will perform rowing/erg intervals combined with targeted strength training off the erg for key rowing muscle groups. Rowing pieces will keep you and your body guessing with a mix of shorter, high intensity distances and more medium, endurance based distances for a complete workout. Great music, beautiful facility, fun community – Join US!

Rowing Training & Technique Class

Monday, Wednesdays, Saturdays 9:00 am-10:00am
Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm (Tank Only)
Come join us to get your blood pumping and large muscles working to enhance your cardio endurance for your everyday activities! This class is an hour long with a workout on the rowing machine combined with a tank session in the state-of-the-art Rowing Center. Each participant focuses on technical development through a progression of drills and steady state rowing. The opportunity to be filmed and projected on the large screen (while you row) is an incredible teaching tool for our coaches and a comprehensive learning tool for our participants. These classes are ideal for athletes of all ages from novice to experienced, to explore and expand on your technical proficiency in a safe and controlled environment.

Strength Training Class

Pick two days
Monday, Wednesdays 11:45-12:45pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays 9:00-10:00 AM
Build a solid foundation of strength and improve your fitness. This full body resistance training program is designed to give you a solid base of strength in a group class and will include a dynamic warm up and lots of form guidance. Gains include better health, improved bone density and sleep, mental well being, and sports performance! It’s a great addition to round out your training plan. Instructors recommend enrolling in both days for best results.

Intro to Singles Sculling

1 hr class Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 9:00AM
For your personal safety it is important to be physically able to turn around and look over your shoulder to see behind you. This course is for experienced rowers that are NEW to singles. These classes are designed for adults with fundamental rowing experience who would like a slightly slower pace than the regular Singles Sculling Classes. These courses will be run with a 2:1 student to coach ratio and the goal is to become familiar with the equipment, and steering. Our singles are stable and suitable for rowers who have one or more seasons of rowing experience. The expectation is that rowers will be independent enough after three lessons to work with our 2 student to 1 teacher ratio. If a participant needs or wants individual attention, we recommend private lessons or Learn to Row classes. In addition it is not uncommon to prefer to stay in this class due to the coaching ratio and enjoyment of the pace of the class.

During registration you simply choose the day and time you want to row and you may add dates to your cart before checkout. See below for Class Schedule and Registration dates. Please use the “Waitlist” button if classes are full.

Singles Sculling

1 hr class Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 9:00 AM, Fridays at 8:00 AM
This class is designed for experienced scullers who have mastered the independence of launching their shell without assistance, and have gained confidence rowing in a single shell. The rower should need minimal guidance in steering and instruction on proper rowing technique.

During registration you simply choose the day and time you want to row and you may add dates to your cart before checkout. See below for Class Schedule and Registration dates. Please use the “Waitlist” button if classes are full.

Novice

For those who have taken our Learn to Row program or have previously rowed and are ready to join other athletes for a team learning experience, this class is for you.

Intermediate

For those who have more experience sculling and are ready to work with other athletes in team boats of quads and doubles this class is for you.

Winter Training

Monday, Fridays 6:00-7:30am
Saturdays 6:30am – 8:00am
Come join us to get your blood pumping and large muscles working to enhance your cardio endurance for your everyday activities! This class is an hour long with a workout on the rowing machine combined with a tank session in the state-of-the-art Rowing Center. Each participant focuses on technical development through a progression of drills and steady state rowing. The opportunity to be filmed and projected on the large screen (while you row) is an incredible teaching tool for our coaches and a comprehensive learning tool for our participants. These classes are ideal for athletes of all ages from novice to experienced, to explore and expand on your technical proficiency in a safe and controlled environment.

Team Boat Rowing

For advanced scullers who are interested in training with teammates for competition. Rowing takes place in quads and doubles. Previous advanced level of rowing required. Please reach out to Suzanne Walker suzanne@dbms.org to discuss whether this is a good fit for you.

Email Adult Rowing Director, Suzanne Walker, to schedule private lessons: suzanne@dbms.org

For new rowers, or those looking to improve your technique, consider taking a one-to-one private lesson. You will have access to our new state of the art Rowing Center and indoor rowing tanks. We find this is an exceptional environment for learning stroke basics and advanced technique.

Rowing Resources

Rowing Center Open Access

Grants you access to the equipment within the Free Fitness & Erg Rooms during the “Open Access” time indicated below. To ensure you have access for the whole month, please register before the first of the month.

Erg Room Access

Monday: 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM, 7:30 AM – 2:45 PM, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 6:00AM, 7:30 AM – 2:45 PM, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM, 7:30 AM – 2:45 PM, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 AM 11:30AM – 9:00PM
Sunday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Weight Room Access

Monday: 7:30 AM – 2:45 PM, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM – 2:45 PM, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 2:45 PM, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM – 2:45 PM, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 2:45 PM, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Take a Virtual Tour of the new DBMS Rowing Center

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