Rowing on a team is an incredible experience! A sense of accomplishment and pride is gained as youth work to meet the physical and mental challenges of the sport of rowing. The rigorous sport also teaches sportsmanship and team camaraderie. The program is open to boys and girls ages 13-19 in grades 8-12. No exceptions. Classes teach the fundamentals of the stroke as well as boat handling, water safety, and care of equipment. All classes are geared towards competitive rowing.

Program Overview


Novice Team
A novice rower is anyone who has no prior rowing experience, regardless of age. Novices start their rowing education with water and boating safety. The safety of our rowers is of utmost importance to the program.

Experienced Team
After rowing through their first spring season, novices move up to row with the experienced crew. Experienced rowers compete at different levels depending on ability, experience, and commitment. Typically, rowers can expect changes in boating assignments during the season based on the results of “erg” times, performance on the water, coaches’ assessments of performance, and participation.

Terms you may hear include:

  •  “3V” and “4V” – rowers who are in the “third varsity” or “fourth varsity” boats.
  • “JV” – the rowers who are one step from the varsity boat
  • “Varsity” – the fastest and most capable rowers