Course Descriptions

Student must be a competent swimmer

Introduction to Rowing Clinic

Ages 11+ 1hr/Day, 2 days $75
Prerequisites: None
What is Rowing? This is a short introductory clinic where participants can actually hold and oar in their hands and try it out! Included in the clinic is a tour of the Rowing Center, a brief lesson on the rowing machines, a chance to hold an oar and try out our new indoor rowing tanks, and an exciting video presentation of rowing and racing. Each participant will have the opportunity to try out some strokes on the equipment and will be a fun, land-based way to learn about this exciting sport.

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.

Intermediate Rowing-Singles

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 (either a Learn to Row class or Level 1,2, or 3 last summer) 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.

Intermediate Rowing-Quad

Ages 11-17 1.5 hrs/Day, 5 days $225 
Prerequisites: Learn to Row
This class is open to all rowers with previous experience in rowing (either a Learn to Row class or Level 1,2 ,or 3 last summer) and will help rowers continue to develop proficiency in rowing technique individually 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.

Experienced Rowing/Prepare to Race-Singles (3 or 5 day)

1hr/Day, 3 days $105

1hr/Day, 5 days $150

Ages 13-17 Prerequisites: 2 or more sessions of Intermediate Rowing, or L3,4,5 from last summer
This class is designed for advanced rowers who have interest in exploring the concept of competitive rowing. The class will continue to develop and refine the rowing technique and will include training with more advanced drills and workouts for rowing fitness.

Experienced Rowing/Prepare to Race-Quad

Ages 13-17 1.5 hrs/Day, 5 days $225
Prerequisites: 2 or more sessions of Intermediate Rowing, or L3,4,5 from last summer
This class is designed for advanced rowers who have an interest in exploring the concept of competitive rowing in a team atmosphere. The class will learn and refine the concepts necessary for a crew of rowers to work together in a coordinated effort. More advanced drills and workouts will be introduced. Students will take turns rowing and steering the larger, stable Quadruple sculling boats.

Learn to Row Sweep

Ages 13 -17 1.5 hrs/Day, 5 days $225 
Prerequisites: 2 or more sessions of Intermediate Rowing, or L3,4,5 from last summer
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.

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.

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

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

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