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Community Rowing, Inc.

  • Adult Rowing
  • Adult Learn to Row
  • Competitive Men
  • Competitive Women
  • Sculling
  • General Sweeps
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Beginners have two options to kick off their rowing journey: Intro to Rowing or Sculling I.

Intro to Rowing

Intro to Rowing is our basic introductory sweep class, which will get you on the Charles and learning the basics in no time. It’s perfect for people of all fitness levels and previous athletic experience! Class begins in a stable 12-person catamaran in which you will become familiar with rowing terminology and the fundamentals of technique while learning to row in a fun group environment. Upon successful completion of Intro to Rowing, students can progress to Novice Sweeps, General Sweeps 1, and General Sweeps 2. After that, if you’re interested in rowing competitively, you can try out for our Men’s and Women’s Competitive teams.


CRI programs are offered year round.  If you don’t see a program listed, it may be a seasonal, so contact Nonna Giunta for additional information.  Sign Up!

Sculling I

Rowers in Sculling 1 will learn the river traffic patterns, how to navigate, and how to row, embarking on the Charles in safe, stable shells. Sculling 1 coaches create a safe, fun environment for new scullers. After successful completion of Sculling 1, students can progress to Sculling 2, 3, and 4, after which you can take the captain’s test, successful completion of which allows you to sign up for Logbook Sculling so that you can take out a single and row on your own. Coached group sessions are available for logbook scullers.

Whichever you choose, sweeps or sculling, you need to come to all classes in the first two weeks, rain or shine. Why? Our first priorities are your safety, security, and enjoyment. During the first two weeks, your coach will review safety information and program and individual goals so you can be safe, improve your rowing, and have fun. We ask for regular attendance throughout your program for the same reasons.  


CRI programs are offered year round.  If you don’t see a program listed, it may be a seasonal, so contact Nonna Giunta for additional information.  Sign Up!


All rowers must pay the Facilities Fee to participate. What is this?