New Summer High School Programs

*NEW* High School Race Week

Ages 13+, July 25th 10:15-11:45. (open to 16 rowers and 4 coxswains) $150/rower, $50/coxswain 
Prerequisites: 1 season of competitive HS Rowing
Experienced high school rowers come down and spend a week training and racing! Two days to get familiar with lineups and three days to race in 4’s along the beach at High Tide. Hang with friends and have a bit of fun-filled “racing”.

Competitive Summer Training

PROGRAM DATES: June 27-Aug 5.
Minimum of 10 participants
Cost: $650
Requirements: 1 season of competitive HS or College Rowing
This 6 week 4 day/week (Monday-Thursday) coed program will be a fun way to get/stay fit for the fall season. Led by current collegiate rowers and designed by the coaching staff, it will include a progressive strength training program combined with erg workouts and rowing out on the bay. Grab your boatmates, stay connected to rowing in a new way and start the fall feeling strong!
Need to fit it around work? It will be offered 2 times each day at 7:30-9am or 5-6:30pm.

HS Development Program

AVAILABLE FOR 2 WEEKS ONLY THIS SUMMER- August 8-12 OR August 15-19
Cost: $280 for rowers $140 for coxswains
Requirements: 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 and racing in our Quadruple Shells. We will come inside for video review and functional training and stretching instruction.

Single Boat Rowing

Learn To Row

Ages 11-17 1 hr/Day, 5 days $195 
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.  Students will learn and practice the technique of the rowing stroke, dock and boat safety, and at the end of the week, we will row on the water in our fun and stable rowing shells. No previous experience required.  

*NEW* Drop-In Singles

Ages 11-17, 1 hr/Day, August 1-5, 2:30 -3:30 and August 8-12 2pm-3pm, $25/day 
Prerequisites: Experienced Singles
Get more time out on the water this Summer! Sign up for a day or all week. (8 seats max)

Singles Rowing

Ages 11-17 1 hr/Day, 5 days $195
Prerequisites: Learn to Row
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.

Team Boat Rowing

*NEW* Alumni Rowing

Ages 18+ 1.5 hrs, Friday Aug 12, 6-7:30 pm and, or Aug 19 5-6:30pm, $20
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!

Quad Rowing

Ages 11-17 1.5 hrs/Day, 5 days $225 
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 $225
Prerequisites: 2 or more sessions of Intermediate 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.

Rowing Clinics

*NEW* Learn to Scull

Ages 11+, August 8th and 9th 10:15-11:15, 1hr/Day, 2 days $75
Prerequisites: None
No experience necessary! This brief introduction to rowing is a great way to try the sport with little commitment. Come try rowing.

*NEW* Learn to Sweep

Ages 11+, August 10th and 11th 10:15-11:15, 1hr/Day, 2 days $75
Prerequisites: None
No experience necessary! This brief introduction to rowing is a great way to try the sport with little commitment. Come try rowing.

Private Lessons

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.

Scholarships Available

The mission of the Duxbury Bay Maritime School is provide access for all to Duxbury Bay. To learn more about need-based scholarships, please visit our Scholarships page.

A note about rowing…

Rowing is a highly technical sport that can take many years to develop. The class progression and curriculum is designed to be fun and educational. The majority of rowers will be at the Intermediate level, and benefit from taking multiple Intermediate sessions over the summer and for multiple years. Please feel comfortable enrolling and re-enrolling your child in Intermediate classes.*

Rowing Progression ages 11-17

New to rowing and/or Winter Indoor Class——–> Learn to Row
Learn to Row or Intermediate Singles/Quad——> Intermediate Singles/Quad
2+ Intermediate Singles/Quad Classes ————-> Experienced Singles or Sweep (ages 13+)

*Student must be a competent swimmer

Questions? E-mail Junior Recreational Rowing Director, Liz Lange at liz@dbms.org