Modified Rowers (Middle School)

2013-05-25 12.16.02Who: Boys and girls entering grades 7-8; no experience necessary. 6th graders are eligible if they have the height, weight and maturity of an older student and can carry 30-pounds overhead (their share of an 8-person shell!) Many 6th graders have rowed without issue.  Also, 9th graders who are not prepared to commit to the High School Rowing Team may participate in this program. Returning participants will be grouped by experience.

What: Rowers may participate in Fall and/or Spring seasons. Focus is on developing rowing skills, teamwork, fitness, and having fun. Sculling (two oars) & sweep (one oar) rowing techniques may be used, depending on conditions. Participation in this program provides an excellent foundation for High School rowing.

2013-05-25 11.36.10When: Practices are 2 days a week, after school.

  • Fall season starts the week after Labor Day (may be later if the first week of school has lots of holidays) and runs through Halloween.
  • Spring season starts mid-April (depending on when river flow subsides to a safe level) and runs through Memorial Day. Spring Modified rowers are encouraged to attend indoor conditioning (starting mid-January) with the High School team.

If on-water practice is canceled due to weather, water conditions, etc.,  make-up sessions will be offered to the best of our ability.

Where: The Genesee Rowing Club Boathouse in Genesee Valley Park, off Moore Rd. (EAST side of the river). Driving Directions >>>>>> Genesee Rowing Club Boathouse

Regattas: Modified rowers may participate in demonstration events but, in order to maintain their Novice USRowing status for High School, they will not compete in regattas until 9th grade. We encourage modified rowers to attend regattas and cheer on the BRC teams!

Registration:  Click Here to register

Questions?  Contact webmaster@brightoncrew.org

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