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Adult ROWING

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Exercise all year long with a group of adults who have the PVRC boathouse in common. Any age, fitness, and experience level is welcome! From November to April, indoor strength, flexibility, and rowing machine workouts guided by a coach help you achieve your fitness goals and get introduced to rowing technique. In warm weather, we take to the water - for fun, for recreation, to improve, and to race. Pick one, or all, with the adult rowers at PVRC.

PROGRAMS

Adult Club Boat Sculling

5/3/21 - 10/30/21

Prerequisites:

Coach's evaluation.

Schedule:

Pick your own times

Enjoy the freedom and flexibility to row when you want, using club equipment, with a rowing partner, at times when equipment is available. By registering, our coaching staff will be alerted that you would like to be trained, and evaluated, on boathouse procedures and safety, and they will contact you. If you are also registered for Adult Coached Rowing, you can add Club Boat Sculling for just $200 for the entire season. Discount taken at checkout. Age 18+.

Monthly Visitor Access

5/1/21 - 10/30/21

Prerequisites:

Expert Sculler

Schedule:

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Two times, a charm! If you are a local rower, are not enrolled in a PVRC service, and are rowing out of the PVRC boathouse up to 2 times per month, please register for this service once for each calendar month you visit. This service does not include access to club single sculls. If rowing in club equipment, you must be accompanied by a participant registered for Adult Club Sculling or Adult Coached Rowing. If rowing 3 or more times per month please register for one of the above services.

Adult Coached Rowing

5/3/21 - 10/30/21

Prerequisites:

Introduction to Rowing

Schedule:

Monday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM,
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM,
Thursday 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM,
Saturday 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Coached, on- and off-water sculling and sweep rowing. Morning sessions will focus on sculling, evening sessions will focus on sweep rowing.

Adult Introduction to Rowing

5/3/21 - 8/19/21

Prerequisites:

Age 18 - 99

Schedule:

Monday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM,
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM,
Saturday 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Four weeks of small group instruction will prepare you to join the adult rowing program. After 4 weeks, register for Adult Coached Rowing, at a $199 discount. Curious, but not ready to register? Come any Wednesday at 5:45pm for an introduction, tour, and to observe a practice.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONs

What should I bring and wear?


Wear athletic clothes, and bring a hat, and water bottle. Clothes should be snug fitting, non-cotton. Shoes are required, and they might get wet.




What happens if it rains?


Your session will happen if the forecast calls for rain, please dress appropriately, in layers if needed, but not cotton as it just gets heavy and soggy. In the event of lightning or high wind, your session may occur indoor on training machines, or be cancelled, or rescheduled. We monitor the weather closely and will communicate with you if there are any changes.




How do I communicate with PVRC?


We use GroupMe for communication between participants, and with coaches. If you know you'll be enrolling, please install the GroupMe app on your phone. This will make it easier and faster to add you to your specific program's group. We use email for non-urgent, lengthy, and other important communication. The Boathouse Phone number is 413-736-1322, where you may also leave a message. Messages are checked daily.




How do I get evaluated for Club Boat Sculling?


If you are an experienced sculler and would like to use club equipment to scull on your own schedule you will first need to be evaluated by a PVRC rowing coach or approved member. This evaluation will include proper handling of equipment, a written test, and demonstrating that you are able to re-enter a flipped boat on the water. Please email info@pvriverfront.org or contact a PVRC member to be directly connected to an available coach. Upon passing this test, you may register for Adult Club Boat Sculling, and may row, initially on a buddy system, and eventually solo, during daylight hours when club equipment is not in use.