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2019 Sweep Programs

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

 

NOVICE INTENSIVE


Coach: TBA

The Novice Rowing Program is open to male and female adults with no rowing experience. It teaches the skills necessary for “sweep” rowing, where each rower holds one oar. Rowers will learn the basic rowing stroke on land and will quickly advance to an 8-oared boat, steered by a coxswain and accompanied by a motor launch. During the course, rowers will learn rowing technique, boat handling skills, and water safety.

Starting in 2019, UVRF will offer an intensive, 3-week course for novice sweep rowers. The classes (practices) will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings in June from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Kendal Waterfront Park in Hanover. An additional class will meet on Monday of the first week at the rowing tanks in the Dartmouth Alumni Gym. Once rowers complete the Novice Intensive course, they can sign up for the summer Club Rowing program.

A UVRF swim test is required for participation. Information on the swim test is available here. The UVRF membership fee is waived for the Novice Rowing Program but is required for other UVRF programs.

 

NOVICE INTENSIVE ROWING PROGRAM

  • Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 20 (3 weeks)
  • 5:30 – 7:00 PM
  • Two practices/week: Tuesday and Thursday (Kendal Riverfront Park)
  • Additional practice Monday June 3 (Dartmouth Alumni Gym)
  • Program fee: $95
  • Open to adult rowers (18 years of age or with permission from the coach)
  • Minimum enrollment: 8
  • Maximum enrollment: 18
  • >> Register Here

 

CLUB ROWING


Coach: Liz Harrison

The Club Rowing Program is open to all adult rowers who have completed at least one novice rowing program at UVRF or elsewhere, or who have prior rowing experience at the club or collegiate level. It is also open to high school students with at least one year of high school rowing experience.

Club rowing is designed for rowers who want to improve their skills and fitness in a recreational setting. It is a stepping stone for rowers wanting to advance to the competitive sweep programs or to sculling. The focus is on improving technique and strength. Drills are used to improve concentration, timing, balance and teamwork, which together lead to improved power application during each 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 for the other half. 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.

The summer program will meet three times a week for eight weeks. Starting in the late summer, a four-week program will be offered for club rowers who want to compete in a 5,000-meter race on the Charles River in Cambridge, MA in September, the CRI Fall Classic.

A UVRF swim test and UVRF membership are required for participation in the club programs. The programs are based at the Kendal Riverfront Park in Hanover, NH.

 

SESSION 1: SUMMER CLUB ROWING PROGRAM
Coach: TBA

  • Monday, June 24 – Thursday, August 15 (8 weeks)
  • 3 practices/week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 5:45 – 7:15 AM
  • Program fee: $385
  • Open to adult rowers (18 years of age or with permission from the coach)
  • Minimum enrollment: 10
  • Maximum enrollment: 18
  • >> Register Here

SESSION 2: SUMMER CLUB ROWING PROGRAM
Coach: Liz Harrison

  • Monday, August 26 – Thursday, September 19 (4 weeks)
  • 3 practices/week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 5:45 – 7:15 AM
  • Program fee: $200 (Includes fee for CRI Fall Classic)
  • Open to adult rowers (18 years of age or with permission from the coach)
  • Minimum enrollment: 10
  • Maximum enrollment: 18
  • >> Register Here

 

MASTERS


See masters' program page.