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Learn to Row classes & non-competitive rowing team for 5th-7th grades

MSR Program

Start Rowing with a MS Learn to Row

Middle School Learn to Row Classes are offered May through August each year. Classes are nine practices and introduce new rowers to the basics of the sport. After completing an MS LTR class, rowers may move into Middle School Team Sessions or may be advised to take the MS LTR once more to increase their comfort in a rowing shell before joining Team Sessions.​ Please email any questions to coach Holly Hopkins at

Keep Rowing with Team Sessions

Team Session of Middle School Rowing are three weeks long with one session held monthly, March through October/November. Our focus in Team Sessions is to continually develop rowing skills, improve physical fitness, and strengthen team skills, while rowing with teammates in a fun and positive environment.


Rowers sign up for each session that is offered, or those that fit their schedule.


My child is 11 but in 4th grade. Can they join MSR?

Yes, ages 11-13 may join MSR. 8th graders who prefer a lesser commitment than the competitive Jr Rowing Team are also welcome in the program.

Are rowers required to know how to swim?

All MS LTR classes will hold a swim test on the first day. Participants who do not pass the test but show basic swim skills may stay in the class and will wear a PFD when on the dock or in the boat. RCRC will provide a PFD, and we have multiple rowers in the Team classes who wear a PFD. Email coach Holly for swim test details.

Email coach Holly if you have any unanswered questions

Beginning Classes run May through August
Team Sessions run March through November
We highly recommend your child take at least one Team Session within two months of completing a Beginning class. Rowers who wait more than 4 months may need to refresh their new skills by taking a Beginning class again before continuing on to Team Sessions. Email coach Holly if you are unsure which class would be the best fit for your rower.
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