Safety for the First Days on the Water after Winter Conditioning

Coach/Launch Safety After a winter break, coaches and launch safety may be overlooked as crews return to the water early. Ensure equipment and launches are managed well to minimize cold water risks. For coaches, cold weather brings circulation issues and hypothermia. Prioritize safety to maintain decision-making abilities. Follow these guidelines: Layer clothing: Polyester base layers, … Read more

Common Questions for Parents thinking about rowing as an option for their children

What is rowing and how does it differ from other sports? Rowing is a sport where athletes propel a boat using oars. It differs from other sports in that it requires teamwork, synchronization, and endurance, while also offering a unique on-water experience. There are opportunities for athletes to row and for coxswains who are usually … Read more

The role of a Coxswain

The coxswain is responsible for steering the boat and coordinating the power and rhythm of the rowers. In some capacities, the coxswain is responsible for implementing the training regimen or race plan. Most coaches cannot communicate to boat/coxswain, so the coxswain is the “coach” in the boat. The role can be both critical and fulfilling. While … Read more

Coventry hosts Westford Rowing and Pioneer

Sandwiched in between UConn Men and UConn Women’s rowing has its advantages… they teach you things when you are the little guy on the block. Like how to capitalize on their home scrimmages and borrow their race buoys. On April 30th, Coventry hosted Westford Rowing and Pioneer Valley Rowing for a morning of 1.5M races … Read more

Getting Ready for Spring

Hard to imagine that rowing season isn’t too far away. Brrrrrr. Stay warm and safe everyone! Take a moment and make sure you are preparing for the Spring Season appropriately. Contact us for workouts to get you in shape and ready!

Thank You ShopRite

CHS Rowing would like to thank ShopRite of Manchester, CT for their generous donation of apples and supplies for our pie making fundraiser. This year was especially hard due to the lack of apples from our typical supporting trees. Without support like this, CLCR would not be able to run such a competitive youth program … Read more