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The following programs are designed to allow individual growth thereby leading to team growth. 



Row It Forward

Grant Program

The cost of maintaining a rowing program is considerable, and is funded in significant part by fees paid by each participant.  Our mission is thwarted whenever these fees present a barrier to survivors ability to participate in our rowing programs.

For this reason, the Board of Directors has established the Row It Forward Grant Program. 

Current or prospective rowers seeking financial support need to complete the application form and submit it to the Board. 

Financial grants will be awarded on a case-by-case basis, and applied to the participants rowing fees.  All requests are confidential.

Taste oRowing             

This is a complimentary introductory session with ROCCREW where you will learn more about rowing.  Meet some of the crew, try out a rowing machine and get some tips on rowing technique from our Coach.  If your find rowing is something you are interested in the next step is the


Learn To Row Program  (LTR)  are scheduled in the Spring and Summer

There are 6 days to each Learn to Row session

You will be introduced to: 

  • The ERG, which develops your rowing technique
  • The anatomy of the boat and rigging a boat
  • The boat house
  • Oars  how to identify port or starboard
  • Safety on and off the water
  • Plus more that will build your rowing skill and comfort on and off the water.


For informaiton about Learn to Row click this link  or email

USRowing Technique Poster


Emphasis will be on building endurance, technique, and improving timing and setting the boat. 

This program allows the athlete to improve technical skills and rowing knowledge.

The athlete will have the opportunity to participate in regattas in the recreational category. 




Emphasis will be on challenging the rower.  Rowers should expect to row to the railroad bridge at a moderate pace.  The row back will be at a continuous challenging pace.  It is 5K each way.  Interval training and sprints will be added.

This program is designed to develop both technical and endurance in preparation of racing in a regatta.