Junior Sculling Programs

Level I

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Ages: 11-18 Prerequisite: None 1hr / 5 days / $195 An introduction to sculling, or rowing with two oars. This class covers all the fundamentals of the rowing technique, along with general safety in equipment use. In the event of inclement weather class will be on the rowing machines and/or in the rowing tanks. Due to current MA state guidelines this class will be run in singles with a 2:1 student to instructor ratio.

Two sessions per week: 10:00-11:00 and 11:15-12:15 every day

Level II

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Ages: 11-18 Prerequisite: Sculling level 1 or 7/8th Grade Rowing 1hr / 5 days / $195 This class builds off of Sculling Level 1 working on more advanced technique, along with following others rhythms in partnered shells. In the event of inclement weather class will be on the rowing machines and/or in the rowing tanks. Due to current MA state guidelines this class will be run in singles with a 2:1 student to instructor ratio.

Two sessions per week: 12:30-1:30 and 1:45-2:45 every day

Level III

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Ages: 11-18 Prerequisite: Sculling Level 2 or 7th/8th Grade Rowing 1hr / 5 days / $195  This class works on refinement of the sculling technique and rhythm, using advanced drills. We will continue to learn technique along with the introduction of how to steer and better control direction. In the event of inclement weather class will be on the rowing machines and/or in the rowing tanks. Due to current MA state guidelines this class will be run in singles.

One session per week: 3:00-4:00 every day

Level IV

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Ages: 11-18 Prerequisite: Sculling Level 3, HS Rowing, or two seasons of 7th/8th grade rowing 1hrs / 5 days / $175 This class builds off of Sculling Level 3 and focuses more on applying power to your stroke. We will look to include practice race pieces, along with steering the shells with little or no direction from the coach. In the event of inclement weather class will be on the rowing machines and/or in the rowing tanks. Due to current MA state guidelines this class will be run in singles with a 4:1 student to instructor ratio.

One session per week: 4:15-5:15 every day

Level V 4-Days

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Ages: 14-up Prerequisite: Level IV, HS or College Rowing experience 1hrs / 4 days / $120  This class is designed to allow rowers with sculling or team boat rowing & racing experience the chance to learn or refine their rowing in singles. We will look to include practice race pieces, along with steering the shells with little or no direction from the coach. In the event of inclement weather class will be on the rowing machines and/or in the rowing tanks. Due to current MA state guidelines this class will be run in singles with a 4:1 student to instructor ratio. 

One session per week: 5:30-6:30 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur

Level V 2-Day

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Ages: 14-up Prerequisite: Level IV, HS or College Rowing experience 1hrs / 2 days / $60 This class is designed to allow rowers with sculling or team boat rowing & racing experience the chance to learn or refine their rowing in singles. We will look to include practice race pieces, along with steering the shells with little or no direction from the coach. In the event of inclement weather class will be on the rowing machines and/or in the rowing tanks. Due to current MA state guidelines this class will be run in singles with a 4:1 student to instructor ratio. 

Two sessions per week: 6:45-7:45 Mon and Wed, OR Tue and Thur   
* Participants are permitted to enroll in both M/W and Tue/Thur

Private Lessons

Ages: 11+ Prerequisites: None $90 / 60 min. If you are interested in booking a private lesson, please email Junior Rowing Director Oli Rosenbladt, to set up a day and time that works: oli@dbms.org Private lessons may be booked for an on the water lesson or lesson in the tanks. Due to current MA state guidelines on water lessons will be given in singles only. Exceptions will be considered in the case of immediate family members taking lessons together.

For leveling or prerequisite questions, please contact Junior Rowing Director Oli Rosenbladt (oli@dbms.org) or refer to the diagram below.

Where should I start?

Questions? E-mail Summer Jr. Rowing Coordinator, Oli Rosenbladt, at oli@dbms.org

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