Spring/Summer 2017


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Learn-to-Row – Spring/Summer/Fall

In sweep rowing each rower holds one oar. Sweep classes are taught in an eight-person or four-person boat that are steered by people called coxswains. In this program, rowers will learn boat-handling skills, water safety, and will be introduced to the basics of rowing technique in a small group. There is no pre-requisite for this program, but you must be able to swim. These classes will be held on the following days

May 13th – 8 – 11 AM
July 15th – 7 – 10 AM
Sept 23rd – 8 AM – 11 AM
Program cost:  $40
Spaces Available Per Session: 6

National Learn to Row Day

The 16th-annual National Learn to Row Day sponsored by USRowing and Concept2 will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in rowing clubs and health clubs throughout the United States. Competitive and recreational rowers range in age from 12 to over 90, so it is never too early or too late to take up the sport.

Saturday, June 3th, 7 – 12 AM
2 Sessions
#1 – 7 – 9:30 AM  
#2 – 9:30 – 12 PM
Free Learn to Row open to the public with pre-registration
Spaces Available Per Session: 6


Intermediate Sweep Session I
Sundays 10:30 AM – 12 PM
April 9th – May 21st (6 Classes) (skip April 16th due to holiday)
Program cost: $125
Drop-in rower: $20 session

Are you looking to expand your rowing experience and increase your fitness while enjoying the outdoors? Our Intermediate Sweep session will build your technique and fitness in a friendly small group setting. The session will meet for 6 weeks meeting on Sunday mornings from 10:30 AM – 12 PM at Camp Shalom in Windsor, CT. The prerequisite for attending this session is previous participation in the Winter Beginner Tank Session, a Learn-to-Row class, or similar introductory rowing experience. Depending on weather/river conditions this program may start indoors at Power10, in Avon, CT.

Spaces Available: 8

Intermediate Sweep Session II
Thursdays 6 – 8 PM  and Sundays 10:30 – 12 PM
June 8th – July 16th (12 Sessions)
Full Program: $250
Part time rower: $150
Drop-in rower $20 session 
Spaces Available: 8


Private Sessions – All Levels

One-on-One Coached Sculling Sessions
Scheduled per athlete with coaches as available
$40 per hour

Click here to learn more about our coaches >

Please Note:

  • All participants must register with Regatta Central as part of the registration process
  • All participants must sign a USRowing waiver
  • Waivers are valid per calendar year
  • To sign your waiver please go to:
    If you are already a USRowing Member,

    1. Choose “Individuals” > “Members” > “Sign Waiver”
    2. Login to sign your waiver or verify it has already been signed

    If you are not a USRowing Member,

    1. Choose “Individuals” > “Join”
    2. Complete the form to sign up for a basic USRowing membership
    3. Under “Club or Team Name” enter “Farmington Valley Rowing Association” and choose us from the list – we are USR Member # 944
    4. You will then be asked for a club code to add yourself to our roster – it is, Club Code: R63XE
    5. The form searches the system to see if an account for you already exists – if it does not you will continue the registration process to sign up for your Basic Membership. (NOTE: A $5.75 admin fee is included as part of the basic membership. Visit for more information on how this fee is used,
  • Your seat is not reserved until payment has been received. If paying by check, please make check payable to FVRA and send check to: 542 Hopmeadow Street PMB 101, Simsbury, CT 06070

Please email us at with any questions.

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