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2017 Sweep Programs

Payment for programs are due when you sign up for the program unless previously agreed upon, send any requests to  .

 

LEARN TO ROW


Spring Learn to Row Program

Coach: Liz Harrison
Dates: May 6 - June 4 (no classes held over Memorial Day weekend)
Days/Times: Saturday and Sunday mornings, 6:30-8:00am 
Location: Kendal Waterfront, Lyme Road, Hanover
Cost: $125*

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Open to new adult rowers.
Minimum enrollment: 10
Maximum enrollment: 18
Please register early to reserve a seat!

In sweep rowing, each rower holds one oar; this demands great concentration and teamwork to achieve the timing, synchronization and grace that characterize this sport. Early on in the program, participants will learn boat-handling skills, water safety, and the basics of rowing technique. The latter part of the session will focus on building and improving fundamental aspects of the rowing stroke, as well as increasing fitness and strength. Drills will be aimed at improving concentration, timing, balance, and teamwork.

A UVRF swim test is required for participation. Information on the swim test is available here.

 

* Note: UVRF membership fee is waived for first-time novice program participants. You will need to become a full member if you want to continue in other UVRF programs.

 

NOVICE


Novice

Coach: Liz Harrison
Dates: June 13 – July 21 (6 weeks)
Days/Times: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings; 5:45-7:15am

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Open to new rowers ages 14 and up.
Minimum enrollment: 10
Maximum enrollment: 18
Cost: $275 on or before June 2; $300 after June 2
Please register early to reserve a seat!

Novice Extension

For novice rowers who have completed at least one NOVICE session
Coach: Liz Harrison
Dates: July 24 – August 17 (4 weeks)
Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings; 5:45-7:15am (see CLUB III, below, for registration details)

In sweep rowing each rower holds one oar; this demands great concentration and teamwork to achieve the timing, synchronization and grace that characterizes this sport. Early on in this program, participants will learn boat-handling skills, water safety, and will be introduced to the basics of rowing technique in a small group setting. The latter part of the session will focus on building and improving fundamental aspects of the rowing stroke as well as increasing fitness and strength. Drills will be aimed at improving concentration, timing, balance, and teamwork, allowing for better power application to the rowing stroke.

Rowers sometimes choose to complete a second session of Novice rowing before progressing to Club Rowing or to sculling. This decision can be guided by conversations with the coach and the programming director. The first week of the program will be spent indoors in the Dartmouth rowing tanks at Alumni Gym. This allows for accelerated learning of the fundamentals (and as a refresher for repeat Novice rowers).

A UVRF swim test is required if your certificate is not already on file; it will be arranged during week 1 of the program.
UVRF membership is NOT required for first-time Novice rowers.

 

CLUB ROWING


Club Rowing– choose the sessions that best fit your schedule. You can do one, two or all three sessions!

CLUB I: June 12 – June 29 (3 weeks) >>Register
CLUB II: July 3 – July 20 (3 weeks) >>Register
CLUB III (Novice Extension): July 24 – August 17 (4 weeks) >>Register

Days/Times:Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings; 5:45-7:15am

Open to rowers who have completed at least one novice rowing session or have prior club or collegiate rowing experience.
Open to high school students who have at least one year of high school rowing experience.

Minimum enrollment: 10
Maximum enrollment: 18

Cost:
CLUB I: $155 on or before June 2; $180 after June 2
CLUB II: $155 on or before June 23; $180 after June 23
CLUB III: $210 on or before July 14; $235 after July 14

Club rowing is a step up from our Novice program (participants should have one or two sessions of novice rowing experience).

Club Rowing is designed for rowers seeking a sold skills foundation and fitness opportunity in a recreational setting. It also aims to support the development of rowers progressing to either competitive sweep rowing or sculling. This recreational program will focus on building and improving fundamental aspects of the rowing stroke as well as increasing fitness and strength. Drills be aimed at improving concentration, timing, balance, and teamwork, allowing for better power application to the rowing stroke.

Boats and lineups in this co-ed program are dependent on the size of the roster and attendance each morning, and will include eights and fours. Rowers may occasionally (based on attendance) spend half of a practice in the coach's launch and get switched into the boat. This rotation, commonly employed in sweep rowing programs, will be shared equally among all participants, allowing everyone to go on the water each practice regardless of daily attendance and affording rowers a unique learning opportunity.

A UVRF swim test is required if your certificate is not already on file (good for 5 years). UVRF membership is required.

 

MASTERS


See masters' program page.