Month: December 2012

BRC kids eligible to sign up for GRC indoor tank sessions

BRC kids eligible to sign up for GRC indoor tank sessions

This is not required or expected, we are offering it for those who cannot make the normal BRC indoor practice times, or want to build additional technique and endurance.

In addition to the 2 Saturday tank days BRC will be holding in January & March, all BRC kids (Modified, Novice, and Varsity) are welcome to sign up for GRC’s regular indoor tanks program.  Session II (Jan 3 – Feb 13) and/or Session III (Feb 14 – March 27).  

What are the tanks?  
Rowing on the water, but indoors. Check it out at
Tank training is kind of serious – You do a short erg warmup, then row all 8 the entire time. There is no opportunity to slack off, and the water in the tanks will feel somewhat  “heavier” than in a boat.  It is great for technique because the coach can stand right next to you, observe you closely, and physically correct your position while you are rowing.  Also, the “set” is always perfect.  If you want to see what it’s like before signing up, stop by  the session going on now to observe.

Tuesday & Thur 5:45pm – 7:15pm.  These times probably make no sense for kids participating in BRC indoor training after school, but might be an option for kids who have an after school conflict
Saturday 7am – 8:30am. We realize this is pretty early for teenagers to get up on Saturday, but it’s a great way to start your weekend, especially if you can go out for bagels afterwards with friends

Coaching & Participants
This program is run by Genesee Rowing Club (who operates our boathouse).  Coaching is by Will Greene (former BRC Head Coach), and current BRC coaches Chris H, Nicki, and Lisa. If the BRC coaches aren’t coaching, they are usually there rowing themselves.  The majority of participants are adults, BRC coaches and parents among them.

Registration & payment is directly through GRC.

To register go to

Cost for each session is payable directly to Genesee Rowing Club
Once a week (6 times) = $90
Twice a week (12 times) = $175
Three times a week (18 times) = $260
Drop In (experienced rowers ONLY) = $20 per day.  In order to ensure enough coaches, GRC would like to know you plan to drop in and which days are most likely.

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