Youth Programs

Westford Community Rowing offers youth (high school and middle school) programs for both novice and experienced rowers over the summer. During the spring and fall seasons we support Westford Academy Crew.

Go to RegattaCentral to see the current schedule and pricing, and to sign-up for all programs. Please direct any questions to row@westfordrowing.org.

Browse the summer programs below for more details.

Introduction to Rowing

This program is for rising 8th graders and up with little or no rowing experience. Students will learn the basics of the rowing stroke as well as boat anatomy, safety and boathouse procedures. Depending on numbers, a mix of sculling and sweep rowing will be introduced in a range of boat classes (singles, doubles, fours, etc.). This program is appropriate for students wanting to experience what rowing is all about, do something new over the summer, or aim to join Westford Academy Crew in the fall.

This program meets twice a week over four weeks, in either the mornings or afternoons:

Mornings: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00-9:30AM

OR

Afternoons: Tuesday and Thursday 4:15-5:45PM

No more sessions scheduled in 2021, check out Westford Academy crew for the fall season (starting August 23) -- no experience required.

Click here for registration details.

First Strokes Clinic

This program is for rising 8th graders and up with no prior rowing experience. Students will learn the basics of the rowing stroke as well as boat anatomy, safety and boathouse procedures. Depending on numbers, a mix of sculling and sweep rowing will be introduced in a range of boat classes (singles, doubles, fours, etc.). This program is appropriate for students wanting to experience what rowing is all about, do something new over the summer, or aim to join Westford Academy Crew in the fall. This is a shorter, more intensive form of the four week Learn to Row program above.

This program meets three consecutive days over a weekend:

Friday 6:00-8:00PM

Saturday 8:00-10:00AM

Sunday 8:00-10:00AM

No more clinics scheduled in 2021, check out Westford Academy crew for the fall season (starting August 23) -- no experience required.

Click here for registration details.

Pair Clinic

This program is for high school rowers with at least one season of rowing experience. Rowing will be exclusively in the 2-, a fun boat that requires maximum focus and cooperation between rowers.

This program meets three consecutive days over a weekend:

Friday 6:00-8:00PM

Saturday 8:00-10:00AM

Sunday 8:00-10:00AM

No more clinics scheduled in 2021, check out Westford Academy crew for the fall season (starting August 23) -- no experience required.

Click here for registration details.