Anyone can try-out for Riverfront's Fall or Spring teams (previous experience may be required for the Spring Team, and beginners are encouraged to try rowing during one of our summer beginner Classes or Clinics). Our teams operate like the varsity sports offered at high schools; they meet five days per week and compete against varsity high school teams and clubs. Riverfront's beginning (novice) rowers compete against other teams’ beginners, while experienced rowers compete against other experienced rowers in varsity categories.
“I have been really impressed with the growth of the Riverfront program. The kids are rowing well and competing against more established programs. What’s great to see is the camaraderie and confidence they have, and the support they give each other regardless of the differences in skill level. The Riverfront Recapture program does a great job instilling those qualities in their kids.” Steve Hargis, Head Coach, United States Junior National Team Development
Practice begins Tuesday, September 4th and ends Tuesday, October 29th. Practices are held Monday - Friday 3:45 - 6:00, with some weekend races.
PLEASE READ BOTH THE SCHEDULE AND NEED-TO-KNOW SECTIONS BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING
5k Fundraiser Run or Erg to benefit rowing program. Friday Sept 14, 6:00 p.m (immediately after practice): Run for the Riverfront
20th annual Head of the Riverfront, Hartford CT, Saturday, September 29, all day. Parking: 410 Market Street, Hartford, CT (this will bring you to the CITGO station at the parking lot entrance)
9th Annual New England Junior & High School Regional Championship Regatta Sunday Oct 7, all day, tentative 6:00 a.m. departure, 5:00 p.m. return. Worcester, MA
Scrimmage at Farmington, Sunday Oct 15, morning, 8:00 arrival, hopefully end around noon
Tentative Scrimmage v Avon. Wednesday Oct 18, home race vs Avon, normal start time but ending closer to 6:30
Head of the Charles Regatta Sunday Oct 21 (if accepted via lottery; varsity 4+'s only), Boston, MA
Head of the Fish Regatta Sunday Oct 28, , all day, 4:30 a.m. departure for many, 6:00 p.m. return, Saratoga Springs, NY
For more information please email our Assistant Rowing Director Jonathan Near, email@example.com