Current 2022 Programs

Zoom Rowing Fitness & Conditioning Classes

November 28 to December 29

Mon / Tue / Thu, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

$56 Middletown residents / $61 non-residents

Ages 13 and up

Location:

Online

Are you a rower looking to stay active during your time off the water OR just interested in getting in shape? Join our Central Connecticut Rowing Zoom Fitness Classes, held through the Middletown Recreation Department!

 

Each hour-long session will have a combination of stretching, body-weight exercises and cardio to keep you fit during the winter. A rowing machine or another piece of cardio equipment is suggested, but not necessary, to take part in this class. Stay connected to other like-minded people and meet new ones as we gear up for rowing on the river next year or more on-land classes BY the river! To participate you must preregister!

Click Here to Register on the Middletown Rec Site!

For more information email info@centralctrowing.com or call Middletown Recreation and Community Services at
(860) 638-4500.

Past Programs

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Fall Sweep Rowing

ADVANCED BEGINNER & ADVANCED 

September 1 to October 15 

NO CLASS Saturday September 3

Tue / Thu, 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm 

Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 

$240 Middletown residents / $255 non-residents

Ages 14 and up

Location:

John K. Smith Boat House at Harbor Park Middletown 

36 Harbor Drive, Middletown CT

Click Here to Register on the Middletown Rec Site!

Fall sweep rowing is open to advanced beginners through experienced. You must have completed the novice rowing program or a comparable class. This program offers the ability for all levels to improve and build on their present rowing skills and fitness.

 

If interested, fall offers the opportunity for more experienced rowers (ages 21+) to race in up to 3 regattas. (Racing costs will be extra). Competitive rowers must expect to come to a minimum of 2/3 practices per week. The head coach can help determine if you are at a level to race.

 

As it gets darker earlier in the fall, we will come off the water at dusk and do a variety of fitness, stretching and yoga, all key aspects to being a strong rower. Please bring a yoga mat and sneakers to every practice and a reusable water bottle.

A swim test is required for all new participants.

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August Sweep Rowing

ADVANCED BEGINNER & ADVANCED 

August 1 to August 30

Mon / Tue / Thu, 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm 

$175 Middletown residents / $192 non-residents

Ages 14 and up

Location:

John K. Smith Boat House at Harbor Park Middletown 

36 Harbor Drive, Middletown CT

Click Here to Register on the Middletown Rec Site!

August sweep rowing offers the ability for all levels to improve and build on their present rowing skills and fitness. You must have completed a novice class to sign up for the Advanced classes. We will do a combination of mostly on-water rowing but some erg, fitness and stretching will also be a part of the class. Occasional rotation in a launch is likely. Rain dates will be an alternate evening or weekend morning.

 

Please wear tight-fitting shorts or leggings and sneakers. A hat, sunscreen, sunglasses are recommended along with a reusable water bottle and a yoga mat.

A swim test is required for all new participants.

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Summer Sweep Rowing

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED - EVENINGS

June 7 - July 28 (No Session July 4)

Mon / Tue / Thu, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

$290 Middletown residents / $330 non-residents

Ages 14 and up

BEGINNER* - EVENINGS

June 9 - July 28 (No Session July 4)

Mon / Thu, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

$175 Middletown residents / $210 non-residents

Ages 14 and up

Registration Closed

BEGINNER* - SATURDAY MORNINGS

June 11 - July 30 (No Session July 2)

Saturday, 9:00 am - 11:30 am 

$115 Middletown residents / $126 non-residents

Ages 14 and up

Registration Closed

Location:

John K. Smith Boat House at Harbor Park Middletown 

36 Harbor Drive, Middletown CT

Click Here to Register on the Middletown Rec Site!

Summer sweep rowing is open to beginners through experienced rowers.This program offers the ability for all levels to improve and build on their present rowing skills and fitness. We will do a combination of mostly on-water rowing but some erg work will also be a part of the class. Occasional rotation in a launch is likely. Rain dates will be an alternate evening or weekend morning.

Please wear tight-fitting shorts or leggings and sneakers. A hat, sunscreen, sunglasses are recommended along with a reusable water bottle and a yoga mat.

NEW! Swim Test

All new on-water participants must pass a swim test or provide a signed swim test waiver. Download swim waiver below & have

signed by a certified lifeguard.

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Spring Sweep Rowing

May 2 - June 2 (No Session May 30)

Mon / Tue / Thu, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

$208 Middletown residents / $235 non-residents

Ages 14* and up

Location:

John K. Smith Boat House at Harbor Park Middletown 

36 Harbor Drive, Middletown CT

Click Here to Register on the Middletown Rec Site!

Spring sweep rowing is open to advanced beginners through experienced rowers. You must have completed the novice rowing program or a comparable class. This program offers the ability for all levels to improve and build on their present rowing skills and fitness. We will do a combination of mostly on-water rowing but some erg work will also be a part of the class. Occasional rotation in a launch is likely. Rain dates will be an alternate evening or weekend morning.

* Ages 14-17 may participate with a parent/legal guardian.

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Outdoor Rowing Fitness & Conditioning Classes

October 22 to November 19

Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 

$55 Middletown residents / $61 non-residents

Ages 13 and up

Location:

Behind the Middletown Boathouse 

36 Harbor Drive, Middletown CT

Come learn or improve your rowing technique and general fitness with outdoor classes by the river! Our rowing coach will help you build core, arm and leg muscle strength and work on rowing technique (on rowing machines) and can set you up for rowing on the

river, in case that also interests you as well.

 

Rowing machines will be outside. Please wear stretchy shorts/leggings, tops that do not hang below hips, and sneakers. Baggy clothing can get caught in the seat rollers. Please bring your own yoga or exercise mat and a reusable water bottle. See you by

the Connecticut River!

Click Here to Register on the Middletown Rec Site!