Check here on April 20 for program start update
As the COVID-19 threat continues to grow, Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club (PVRC) is taking pre-emptive measures to do our part to help slow the spread of this virus.
Starting Monday, March 16th the boathouse will be closed until April 25th, however, this is subject to the spread of the virus. If MA public schools go back in session prior to April 25th small group sessions will begin for members who are enrolled. If schools stay out of session extending past April 25th, the start date will be pushed back. On April 20th, PVRC will notify all members about spring programming (start on time or start later) according to the MA Department of Public Health.
While our physical location may be closed, we are set on upholding our promise to help you get healthier, happier, and more fit, while staying connected to the community that inspires us everyday. So many of us find positive stress relief from working out, and we want to help everyone we can to reduce their stress during these challenging times. Coaches will be posting daily workouts, training tips and motivational quotes for our members to enjoy.
To participate in workouts, and/or receive updates from PVRC about spring programming, please register for a FREE PRESEASON program. These are listed under each spring sport category.
ADULT ROWING PROGRAMS
The Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club offers four coached adult programs and several individual options during our on-the-water season which runs from March 23rd - November 8th, 2020. All programs operate from the historic Rockrimmon Boathouse on the Connecticut River in Springfield, MA.
Programs are open to all age groups, athletic backgrounds and levels of experience. Whether you are a college rower or have never rowed before, we have a program for you. Many of our rowers do not race but participate in our practices for exercise, socialization, and to enjoy the great outdoors on the Connecticut river. Others train on a regular basis and compete in regattas around the region. Whether you are interested in collegiate training, participating in regattas, or recreational rowing, we’re committed to connecting you to the river and finding a program that works best with your schedule and goals.
If you are interested in learning how to row with a group or are an experienced rower looking for a coached program, please sign up for one of these four options:
1. Adult Beginner Rowing, for beginners or those who want a "refresher"
2. Adult Rowing, for the recreational rower or intermediate rower with the option to race
3. Adult Advanced Rowing, for the competitive rower who can train outside of practice and race
4. Collegiate Racing and Training Program, a value-priced program for collegiate athletes including recent high school graduates
If you would like a more flexible, individual experience, we offer
1. Private sculling lessons (beginner to advanced, starting in June)
2. Club boat sculling (for proficient scullers who do not own a boat, with prerequisites)
3. Private boat rack rental and boathouse use (also available for kayakers)