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May, 2020

Getting Back on the Water

I hope you all have been safe and healthy during this spring!

With some of the shelter-in-place restrictions lifting shortly, we’re looking for ways to responsibly get you back out on the water. As such, here are all of our current plans going forward, since COVID-19 interrupted our season...

Masters Sculling Saturdays

May (9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th)

8:00a - 11:00a

We’ll have a coach on the water for 3-hours Saturday mornings for you to take out a 1x (or a 2x if both rowers are from the same household). We’ll be keeping the majority of the boats between the 74 and railroad bridges so the coach can keep an eye on everyone and assist with technique. Even if you haven’t passed your Flip Test, you can come out and row. Feel free to stay for all 3 hours, or only come out for an hour. If you’re interested in joining, note your name on the spreadsheet.

Spring/Summer Regattas and Social Rows

As everyone’s having to alter their spring racing calendars, there are a few regattas left (or they were moved to later dates) if we are interested in going as a team. Additionally, we had some Social Rows coming up. To better adjust our plans, please fill out a short survey noting your interest in regattas and Social Rows here:

Youth Team Sculling Camp

3 or 5 days per week through June during standard Youth practice times

We are looking to be able to run a sculling camp for our current youth, provided there is enough interest in doing so. As Dogwood Juniors was moved to the end of June (and is still slated to happen), there is a racing opportunity at the end of this camp. While full details will be determined based on interest, we estimate the cost to be $100-$200. To give us a better understanding of interest and finalize plans, please fill out the survey before 5/15 here:


Masters Sweep Summer

With the completion of a spring racing season and summer vacations, summer rowing is usually less structured. Depending on regatta interest and social distancing guidelines, I will update as we get closer.

Youth Rowing Summer Camps

Week-long morning camps in June, July, and August

We are planning on going ahead with our summer camps for new youth rowers as they’re currently scheduled. We will most likely be adjusting June’s camp to be sculling and reassess the need to do so for the July and August camps. And as always, we will need our youth team to volunteer help (sign-up here).We can use all the help we can to get these summer camps filled:


Adult Learn to Scull

June (Morning Class and Evening Class Options)

July (Morning Class and Evening Class Options)

As 1x boats are fairly good on the socially-distancing scale, we are hoping to run our LTS program as we had originally planned. These classes are geared to first-time rowers, so please help spread the word… we can use all the help we can to get this class filled:

Adult Learn to Row

August 13 (indoor) from 5:30p - 7:30p

August 15-16 (on water) from 8:00a - 12:00p

As COVID-19 has scuppered our April/May LTR plans, we are hoping to be able to offer a Learn to Row class in August. And as always, we will need your volunteer help (sign-up here). Otherwise, please help spread the word… we can use all the help we can to get this class filled:


With no April/May LTR classes, there will be no summer Devo program. We are hoping that we will have enough newcomers between LTS and LTR to be able to run a Devo program this fall.

Fall Sweep Season

As of right now, all fall regattas are on the wait-and-see approach. We hope to be able to resume structured sweep rowing on the water in the fall (or at least some structured 1x rowing).

Private Lessons

As always, we are offering Private Lessons. You can learn about all the options/details here:


Rowing for Active Recovery was slated to begin this past spring and we are still hoping to be able to run the program. I will keep the website posted with updates.

BATLogic Shoe Loan

If you were loaned BATlogic shoes for the spring season, hold onto them for the fall season. If you are in need of returning your shoes and having your deposit returned, please contact me to make arrangements.

Belmont Recreation Center

The City of Belmont needs your input! The City is looking for input on what people want to see in new athletic center that would be right across from Kevin Lofton Park. This could be a great opportunity for an indoor rowing space… If you are local, please complete the survey  before 5/15 here:

As always, thank you for your continued patience and support during these uncertain times.

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