LLRC is excited to offer a middle school program for the 2018 Fall and 2019 Spring seasons. This program is open to anyone entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade. While participating, your child will learn how to sweep and scull and properly use the erg used for land training in rowing. If your child is the right size, they will also get the opportunity to learn how to become a coxswain. Along with the physical side of rowing they will learn proper care of the equipment and terminology. The goal of this program is to grow your child's interest in the sport of rowing as well as prepare them for joining the high school program when they enter 9th grade.
During the first week of practice, your child will have to do a swim test. This will include treading water for 10 minutes and demonstrating they can put on a life jacket while on the water. Our boats can be small and tippy, especially when just learning, so swimming is a good possibility in the beginning. The swim test helps us know that they can do the basic things needed if or when they flip a boat (some people go their whole rowing career never flipping and some just have a bad week and flip a couple of times). The worst thing that will happen is they will go swimming!
We suggest you have your athlete pack a bag with a towel, extra set of clothes, socks (as there are shoes already in the boat), both sneakers and sandles for practice (depending on weather as when it storms, we practice indoors) and bring a water bottle for hydration. A after-school snack before practice is a great idea as rowing is a full body sport and takes a lot of energy!
Practices will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00pm, beginning in February and extending until early May 2019 for the Spring 2019 season.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at the Boathouse Office, 770.287.0077.
Inaugural Middle School Team; Fall 2017 season