Welcome to OLRA

It’s FREE for all!
This is a day where you can come out and learn about and try rowing. There will be a lot of adults and children who have no idea what it is or how to do it; you will not be alone. Experienced coaches will explain and guide you through every step and in the end you will get out in a boat and give it a try. Who knows, you may want to join one of our two week learn to row programs in the summer! Come on down! From 10-1, come when convenient.
Register HERE. (scroll down to “National Learn to Row Day”)

Summer Program Basic Information

Summer Head Coach:  Paul Fuchs

Junior Competitive program runs from 25 June to 3 Aug.

There will be 3 Junior Learn to Row sessions between 25 June and 3 August.

There will be three adult Learn to Row between 11 June and 20 July.

Registration for these programs HERE.

Programs – Come Row With Us!

OLRA is pleased to offer rowing programs for athletes of all ages, experience and ability.  Rowing is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and for good reason! For decades, OLRA/Blood Street Sculls has been hosting rowing programs on Rogers Lake in Old Lyme, CT.For information about the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Spring Season, please click here or use the link above. For Blood Street Sculls programs from Learn-to-Row to junior and masters competitive programs, select the appropriate season under the Programs tab.Highlights of the Blood Street Sculls programs are provided below:

Junior Rowing


Six weeks of training and racing for those entering 9th grade through recent graduates


Competitive and Development programs for High School students Sept-Oct.

Masters Rowing

Competitive and recreational rowing for adults of all abilities is available from March through November.

Learn-to-Row (LTR)


Open to students entering 6th-9th grade who are interested in learning to row.  Young athletes are provided with a comprehensive rowing experience.


Open to adults and high school students who are interested in learning to row.

USRowing National Learn-to-Row Day

First Saturday in June.