OUR 2021 PROGRAMS

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Learn to Row Day-FREE
Sunday, June 6 2021
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
(Please arrive before 1:00 PM)
John K. Smith Boat House at Harbor Park Middletown
Fee: FREE
Click Here to Register on the new Middletown Rec Site!
 
NOTE: Everyone needs to create a *new* account in the new registration system.

Are you curious about how to row one of those long boats you see on the Connecticut River in Middletown?  Are you considering joining Central Connecticut Rowing but not sure if you will like it?  Want to get a feeling for what rowing is before committing to a class?

June 6 is the day for you!

 

This free event offers each participant a brief overview of rowing, a chance to learn a little technique on a rowing machine, see our boathouse and go out in an 8-person boat for a brief row on the river.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A MASK. Please wear tight fitting shorts or leggings and sneakers. A hat, sunscreen, sunglasses are recommended along with a reusable water bottle.

Please bring a signed Learn to Row waiver to the event. (Or sign one at the event).  Waiver form available in Registration section. Pre-Registration is suggested.

 

Summer Rowing (on-water)
All Levels
COVID PROTOCOLS WILL BE FOLLOWED
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVENINGS - INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED*

June 7 - July 29

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

$290 resident / $320 non-resident

Ages: 13-99

EVENINGS - BEGINNERS*

June 10 - July 29 (no class July 5th)

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

$175 resident / $190 non-resident

Ages: 13-99

SATURDAY MORNINGS - BEGINNERS*

June 12 - July 31 (no class July 3rd)

Saturdays, 9:00 am - 11:30 am 

$115 resident / $130 non-resident

Ages: 13-99

Location:

Behind the Middletown Boathouse 

36 DeKoven Drive, Middletown CT

 

Click Here to Register on the New Middletown Rec Site!

NOTE: Everyone needs to create a new account in the new registration system.

*All participants must pass a swim test or provide a signed swim test waiver. Swim test opportunities will be offered on the Wed. May 26th at 5:30pm or Mon. June 7th at 5:30pm at Woodrow Wilson Middle School OR you can download a swim waiver from the Middletown Recreation and Community Services website and have it signed by a certified lifeguard. For more information please call the Middletown Recreation and Community Services at 860-638-4500.

 

Participants are not allowed on the water until swim test waiver and emergency contact forms are completed and submitted to the Rec Dept or head coach. This form can be found on the Registration page. Please bring to your first session.  Water participation is not allowed until this completed form is handed into the head coach.

 

Central Connecticut Rowing (CCR) helps to support the Middletown Recreation and Community Services Rowing program for men and women, youth and adults, aged 13 years old and up. The summer sessions offer instruction for the novice, recreational and the competitive rower. Novice participants will initially do training on rowing machines (ergs) and then move to more time on the water. Rowers will be rowing in 4- or 8-person sweep shells and will divided by skill level.All rowers will do some indoor/erg workouts.  

 

This program offers a great opportunity to get in or stay in shape, learn about rowing or improve your rowing skills, to meet like-minded people in your community and enjoy one of the best features of the Middletown area, the Connecticut River.  

 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A MASK. Please wear tight fitting shorts or leggings and sneakers. A hat, sunscreen, sunglasses are recommended, as well as a reusable water bottle.


August Rowing (on-water)
(Experienced ONLY)

August 2 - August 31
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays, 5:45 – 7:30 p.m. 
John K. Smith Boat House at Harbor Park Middletown 
Fee: $175 resident $190 nonresident
Open to all skill levels who have at least completed the summer novice program (or comparable with another rowing program).
Ages 13-99.


 

Click Here to Register on the New Middletown Rec Site!

NOTE: Everyone needs to create a *new* account in the new Rec registration system.

For more information on specifics of the program, please email Central CT Rowing at info@ctrowing.com

Fall Rowing
Intermediate & Advanced

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Mon & Thurs 5:45 p.m. – dusk., Saturday 9-11 a.m.
John K. Smith Boat House at Harbor Park Middletown 

Fall rowing is open to advanced rowers (18 or older) who would like the opportunity to race or practice with those who would like to race. Since this is a competitive program, attendance is needed at least 2/3 practices per week.  The head coach can help determine if this session is right for you. The goal of the program is to prepare each rower and coxswain for racing, in addition to improving skills and conditioning. Please register on the Middletown Recreation & Community Services website.

**Experienced rowers interested in racing will incur additional fees for regattas.

PLEASE NOTE: occasional Sat. races may require rescheduling of practices because of conflict!

Outdoor Rowing Fitness & Conditioning Classes
NEW DATES!

SATURDAY MORNINGS

April 3 - April 24

Saturdays 10:30 am - noon  

$40 resident / $45 non-resident

May 1 - May 29

Saturdays, 10:30 am - noon   

$45 resident / $50 non-resident

SUNDAY MORNINGS

June 6 - June 27  

Sundays, 9:00 am - 10:30 am   

$40 resident / $45 non-resident

WEEKNIGHTS

May 3 - May 27

Mon, Tues, Thurs, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

$115 resident / $125 non-resident

June 1 - June 29

Wednesdays & Fridays, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

$115 resident / $125 non-resident

WEEKDAYS LUNCH-TIME (NEW)

May 4 - May 27

Tuesdays & Thursdays, noon - 1:00 pm

$50 resident / $55 non-resident

Ages: 13-99

Location:

Behind the Middletown Boathouse 

36 DeKoven Drive, Middletown CT

Click Here to Register on the New Middletown Rec Site!

NOTE: Everyone needs to create a *new* account in the new registration system.

Come learn or improve your rowing technique and improve general fitness with outdoor classes by the river! Our rowing coaches will help you build core, arm and leg muscle strength and work on rowing technique (on rowing machines) to set you up for rowing on the river when we start up again. Classes will involve stretching and strengthening exercises on a yoga mat and rowing machine work. This is open to all levels. You will be split in separate groups accordingly.

Participants are required to wear masks except during exercise. Rowing machines will be spaced 12ft apart outside. Please wear stretchy shorts/leggings, tops that do not hang below hips, and sneakers. Baggy clothing can get caught in the seat rollers. We suggest wearing layers. Please bring your own yoga or exercise mat and reusable water bottle. See you by the Connecticut River !!

Virtual Rowing Fitness & Conditioning Classes

Weekly sessions:

Mar 15 - Mar 18, 2021

Mar 22 - Mar 25, 2021

Mar 29 - Apr 1, 2021

Apr 5 - Apr 8, 2021

Apr 12 - Apr 15, 2021

Apr 19 - Apr 22, 2021

Apr 26 - Apr 29, 2021

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays
Times: 6 - 7 PM 
Fee (per week): $5 resident / $7 non-resident
Ages: 13-99
Click Here to Register on the New Middletown Rec Site!

NOTE: Everyone needs to create a *new* account in the new registration system.

Are you a rower looking to stay active during our 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 your time at home. A rowing machine is suggested, but not necessary to take part in this class. Stay connected to teammates 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!

 

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