Fall Junior Program – Basic Information
We will again have a 3 day and a 5 day eight week program. We are considering 5 head race regattas.
The program starts September 6 for both programs. More information on the Fall Rowing page.
New Boathouse/Hains Park Improvement Project
The new boathouse project is about to start!
Boathouse Project Timeline for OLRA
The start of the project will be August 8. To prepare for the builder to demo the building we must prepare the site for outside storage of the boats and remove everything from the boathouse.
26 July Three 20’ x 8’ x 8’ Containers arrive on site for use of OLRA. One will be for changing rooms, one for oars, slings and daily use equipment, one for general storage.
29 July Portable boat racks will be set up in the park for storage of fours, quads and eights
30 July All hands: general emptying of boathouse of all general storage items. Only boats, oars, spare parts will remain in house
31 July Test location and spacing of outdoor racks
3-5 Aug Boats will migrate to outdoor racks when prepared, oars, slings and spare parts to the container
5 Aug End of Summer Junior Competitive and LTR programs
6-7 Aug Final removal of any items
8 Aug Contractor begins work, erects fence around boat area
20-21 Aug Work inside containers to create two changing rooms and oar racks
Aug 31 Fall junior program begins
1 Nov Substantially Complete
The Town of Old Lyme was awarded a CT Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grant for a new boathouse in Hains Park and plans are taking shape.
Check here for news and information regarding progress on this very exciting project.
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:
Seven weeks of training and racing for those entering 9th grade through recent graduates
Competitive and Development programs for High School students Sept-Oct.
Competitive and recreational rowing for adults of all abilities is available from March through November.
MIDDLE SCHOOL LTR
Open to students entering 6th-9th grade who are interested in learning to row. Young athletes are provided with a comprehensive
HIGH SCHOOL/ADULT LTR
Open to adults and high school students who are interested in learning to row.
USRowing National Learn-to-Row Day
First Saturday in June.