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Youth Rowing At HMC

HMC’s youth rowing programs provide youth aged 11-18 years the opportunity to learn about and participate in the sport of rowing on our beautiful harbor. Our programs cater to all skill levels. We emphasize seamanship, skill-building, and teamwork in our safe, fun-filled, and hands-on class formats. For specific questions about HMC’s rowing program, please email our Director of Rowing, Sara Miller, @ rowing@hinghammaritime.org.

Our Classes

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROWING

Beginner

A fun co-ed introductory rowing experience on Hingham Harbor. This noncompetitive program introduces youth to the fundamentals of rowing in stable coastal rowing boats. From lessons on the docks, to taking turns rowing, and navigating through the harbor as the coxswain… to riding in the coaching launch for observation and discussion of the rowing stroke, classes will provide opportunities for a fun introduction to the sport of rowing for middle school athletes. If weather conditions do not permit on-water practice, rowers will learn technique and increase fitness on land on rowing machines.

Grades: 5 – 6 years 11 months
Prerequisites: None
Offered: Spring, Fall

Recreational

Our recreational noncompetitive co-ed program builds upon the foundation of beginner Rowing. Rowers will continue to experience the fun of rowing on Hingham Harbor while bringing their rowing skills to the next level. The recreational program focuses on safety and fitness with a technical and skills-based emphasis. If weather conditions do not permit on-water practice, rowers will learn technique and increase fitness on land on rowing machines.

Grades: 6-8
Prerequisites: Beginner Rowing
Offered: Spring, Fall

Summer

Explore the sport of rowing in coastal rowing boats on Hingham Harbor this Summer. HMC’s summer rowing programs are for beginner to experienced rowers alike, with rowers boated by experience and coached to their skill level. If weather conditions do not permit on-water practice, rowers will develop technique and increase fitness on land. This program has the option to sign up on a weekly basis by registering for “Choose Your Weeks” or register for a full “4 Week Program” in Summer Session 1 and/or Summer Session 2.

Grades: 6-8
Prerequisites: None
Offered: Summer.

Indoor Rowing & Fitness

Middle school is a great time to try new sport experiences, and our indoor rowing program offers the perfect opportunity for athletes in grades 6-8 to explore the sport of rowing. This fun, low impact, full fitness program combines training on Concept 2 indoor rowing machines with flexibility exercises and low impact strength training in a format specifically tailored for middle school rowers. Those athletes with extensive rowing experience are invited to continue learning and building fitness through a focused training program. Coaches will provide an inclusive and supportive team environment that builds technical skills and strength while providing challenges for the competitive athlete. Participants in the program are invited to register for the CRASH-B Sprints Indoor Rowing competition and are encouraged to join HMC rowing on Hingham Harbor in the spring.

Grades: 6-8
Prerequisites: None
Offered: Winter.

HIGH SCHOOL ROWING

Summer

Explore the sport of rowing in coastal rowing boats on Hingham Harbor this summer. HMC’s Summer Rowing programs are for beginner to experienced rowers alike, with rowers boated by experience and coached to their skill level. If weather conditions do not permit on-water practice, rowers will develop technique and increase fitness on land. This program has the option to sign up on a weekly basis by registering for “Choose Your Weeks” or register for a full “4 Week Program” in Summer Session 1 and/or Summer Session 2.

Grades: 9-12
Prerequisites: None
Offered: Summer.

Indoor Rowing & Fitness

HMC South Shore Scullers, high school athletes who want to row in the spring, and high school athletes between sports looking to increase fitness over the winter season are invited to join our high school indoor rowing program. Coaches will provide an inclusive and supportive team environment that builds skills and provides challenges for the competitive athlete. High school athletes will develop technique, increase rowing knowledge, and build fitness through a focused training program. Emphasis will be on rowing as a sport, while building the technical skills and strength needed to be a competitive rower. Participants in the program are invited to compete in community-wide winter rowing challenges and register for the CRASH-B Sprints Indoor Rowing competition.

Grades: 9-12
Prerequisites: None
Offered: Winter.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL RACING

South Shore Scullers

South Shore Scullers is a tryout program. Rowers who register for the program will be emailed selection procedures and athletes will be selected to train in 8+, 4+/x, 2x, or 1x racing shells. Athletes not selected for South Shore Scullers are encouraged to register for HMC’s Middle School or High School recreational programs. Email Director of Rowing, Sara Miller at rowing@hinghammaritime.org with questions.

HMC’s racing program for middle school and high school athletes is designed for the experienced sculler striving to develop strong technical skills, fitness, and speed in a rowing shell in a team environment. This program will develop athletes’ fundamentals for positive, long-term performance. Rowers in this program must commit to the culture of HMC Rowing, be open to learning new technical concepts, and be prepared to handle the physical components of challenging workouts. If weather conditions do not permit on-water practice rowers will focus on technique and increase fitness on land. Rowers will have the opportunity to race in select regattas, including the Festival Regatta, Sweeps & Sculls, Textile River Regatta, and so on. Racing fees are in addition to the program fee.

Grades: 7-12
Prerequisite: Extensive rowing experience
Additional restrictions: Selection process prior to program start date
Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall.