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Learn to Row and Crew League Summer


Community Rowing, Inc.

Photo of Crew team rowing.

Our summer experience introduces boys and girls ages 12-18 to the fundamentals of sweep rowing on the Charles River.

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Steps to enroll:

  1. Under the Youth Rec Summer Rowing page, click on the category that you are interested in (categorized by date/type of rowing ex. sweep or scull).
  2. Once you add the items to the cart, check out through RegattaCentral.
  3. Once you processed the payment, you'll be given forms sent through the account holder's email detailing what to sign (forms include a liability form, swim test form).
  4. Once the forms are filled out, you can bring those forms in person at CRI, or scan/mail them electronically and should be all set.


Sessions are typically $250 each, plus a $194 facilities fee (paid only once per summer).

  • Financial Aid and/or Scholarship Available

Financial assistance is always available. Please register on-line and when registration is complete, submit the financial aid form.


  • In-person only.

Harry Parker Boathouse

20 Nonantum Road
Brighton, MA 02135
United States


Outside Cambridge

  • Transportation provided to the venue; see notes below.

Parking is available on site. We'll meet In front of the boat house.

CRI provides a bus from Ruggles T station to the boathouse, which is free of charge for athletes enrolled in a CRI program. The bus is operated by First Student and picks up at 200 Forsyth St (Northeastern side of Ruggles T stop).

Dates and Times

.: Mon, June 20 2022 – Fri, September 2 2022.

Tuesday through Friday.

Morning and Afternoon.

Summer is offered in 10, 1-week sessions. Each day, classes will start/end:

  • 9-11am
  • 11:30-1:30pm
  • 12:30-2:30pm
  • 1:30-3:30pm

Additional information

The basic elements of the rowing stroke are covered along with rowing terminology, equipment handling, physical well-being, hydration, diet, flexibility and core strength. Learn to Row is an introductory non-competitive program, where new rowers have a chance to try the sport in a fun and safe environment. Our primary activities are Sweep Rowing (more team based) and Sculling (individual rowing).

Photo of Crew team rowing.

.: Mon, June 20 2022 – Fri, September 2 2022.

Tuesday through Friday.

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Alex Lynn

Youth Recreational Program Manager

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Last updated March 30, 2022.