Submitted from Preotle, Lane & Associates
Join student athletes from the Tufts University Rowing Team for the second annual River's Edge Learn to Row Day! On Saturday, September 17th, members of the Tufts varsity team will be leading 2-hour sessions at the Shoemaker Boathouse to enable members of the community to learn about this graceful and challenging sport. Rowing is an ancient sport that offers both a wonderful and peaceful way to enjoy the river, as well as a low-impact full-body workout.
No experience required--- just bring a willing spirit and curiosity to learn! Sessions are free of charge, children 12 and over are welcome to participate. Sessions will run at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. Sessions will not be physically demanding---the emphasis is on fun and learning about the sport--- but dress for athletic activity: comfortable, close-fitting clothes are ideal. No baggy shorts, please!
Q: Can I try rowing even if I've never done a sport before?
A: Absolutely. Sure, it helps to have participated in sports before but there are plenty of current rowers with rowing as their first sport.
Q: Will learn to row day be strenuous?
A: No, the LTR day is very relaxed and an easy day where we work on the proper technique. Anyone can participate, but expect to get a little sweaty.
Q: What should I wear?
A: You will be a little sweaty by the end of the session, so gym or workout clothes are appropriate. You may also get a little wet from being out on the water. And due to the sliding seat very loose or baggy clothing has a tendency to get caught so avoid wearing it if possible. Rowers typically wear trou (similar to bike shorts), t-shirt, and a hat and sunglasses are useful for the sunny days.
Q: I can't swim, can I still participate?
A: Yes, you absolutely can, we will have a coach nearby at all times with flotation devices handy. The risk of ending up in the water is very, very low, but we are ready to assist in the event that it happens. If you are nervous before going out please let a coach or member know.
Q: Is there a bathroom and running water?
A: Yes to both.
If you are interested in joining the fun please email your name, address, phone number, and what time you would like to participate to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email confirming your sign up time.