Riverfront Recapture’s Community Rowing Program is one of the largest and most successful community rowing programs in New England. Recreational and competitive classes, including the opportunity to compete on nationally recognized racing teams, are offered to everyone from pre-teens to retirees.
Adult and youth rowing classes teach both new and experienced rowers, while racing teams compete (and medal!) at national regattas. College students improve their skills and fitness over the summer, individuals with physical disabilities and/or visual impairments participate in an Adaptive Program and beginners and experienced teens can learn from college coaches in our 2-day or 4-day clinics.
Registration is OPEN
Sweep classes are taught in the big, team boats where each rower uses only one oar
Sculling classes are taught in the smaller, individual boats where each rower uses two oars
Youth (rising 8th graders - high school)
Beginning and Experienced
College Coaches Clinic, 6.27 - 6.30 or 8.6 and 8.7, 9:00 - 3:30
Summer Youth Sweep Classes, TWTH throughout the summer, 3:45 - 5:15
Summer High School Membership (experienced only, TTh 6:00 a.m.)
7:45 A.M. Beginner-Experienced Sculling
6:00 A.M. Intermediate Sweep (for those having completed the Beginner class, or similar experience)
6:00 P.M. Intermediate Sweep (for those having completed the Beginner class, or similar experience)
6:00 A.M Beginner-Experienced Sculling (for those having completed the Beginner class, or similar experience)
7:45 A.M. Beginner-Experienced Sculling (for those having completed the Beginner class, or similar experience)
Summer College Membership
Men's Racing Team, 2016-03-11 to 10-30
Women's Racing Team, 2016-03-11 to 10-30
A.M. Rec Team and Classes for Experienced Rowers, 2016-04-11 to 10-2
P.M. Rec Team and Classes for Experienced Rowers, 2016-04-11 to 10-2
Private Rowing Shell Storage, Annual
Whether you’re 13 years old or 73 years young, if you can swim and want to try something new, then we have a class for you.
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