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April 30 - May 23, 2024

May Learn to Row Sweep PM

Riverfront Recapture Boathouse • 20 Leibert Rd Riverside Park HartfordCT  06120 Organized by Riverfront Recapture
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Interested in trying rowing? This class will focus on sweep rowing, where everyone holds one oar (as opposed to sculling where everyone holds two oars). This class will teach you the basics of the rowing stroke beginning on the rowing machines. You'll learn the basics about the equipment and terminology and start rowing on the water in the barge--a bathtub like boat that is steady and flat bottomed that enables the learner to acquire the basics while not having to worry about balance just yet. It also enables the coach to be inside the barge to greatly facilitate learning. Completion of this class is required to move to the next level in sweep rowing, Intermediate Rowing. OR you can try your hand at sculling by taking a learn-to-row sculling class. From college students to retirees, beginners to the very experienced, men and women of all ages and physical abilities can participate in Riverfront Recapture classes for beginning, intermediate and experienced rowers. Classes are offered in both large, team boats (sweep rowing) and smaller, individual boats (sculling) in spring, summer and fall, and during the winter we train indoors. Financial assistance may be available to adult rowers. To inquire, contact Jonathan Near by email at jnear@riverfront.org.


April 30 - May 23, 2024

Tuesday, Thursday

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Ages 18-99


Riverfront Recapture Boathouse

20 Leibert Rd Riverside Park HartfordCT  06120

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