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Summer 2022

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Learn-to-Row – Sweep

Check back for additional dates through mid-late summer

Saturday May 21st, 2022
Early Morning Session – 7 AM – 9:30 AM
Late Morning Session – 9:30 AM – 12 PM
Cost: $50
Spaces Available Per Time Slot: 6


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. Two times are offered per session, early morning or late morning.

4 Row – RowPass

New for 2022 – Experienced rowers can purchase rows in blocks of 4 and participate in-drop in rows when spaces are available! Scheduled small boat rows are available weekday mornings as well as Sunday mornings. RowPasses can also be used for sweep rowing drop-ins when space allows. All program participation must be scheduled at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled row through the online programming calendar. RowPasses are good for the 2022 on-water season.

4 Row Pass – $120


One-on-One Coached Sculling Sessions

Scheduled per athlete with coaches as available
Only available from mid/end May to mid/end Oct (on weekends in Fall Sept/Oct) due to water temperatures and light availability.
Please email to schedule after submitting your registration.

Prerequisites for lessons are,

  • A current USRowing Waiver
  • The ability to swim


Please Note:

  • All participants must register with Regatta Central as part of the registration process (accessed by hitting the “Register” button above)
  • All participants must sign a USRowing waiver which includes an additional fee of $9.75 for a USRowing Basic Membership
  • 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 or Championship (racing team see below) membership. (NOTE: A $9.75 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