Welcome to OLRA

Fall Program Basic Information

In the fall, both competitive and development programs are offered for junior rowers with practice beginning September 6 through October 30. Both programs are open to young athletes interested in improving their rowing technique and fitness. Athletes committed to training and racing at a high level, including the Head of the Charles may elect the Competitive program. The Development program is designed for those rowers not wishing to make the time commitment required for the Competitive team. Afternoon practice for crews enrolled in the Competitive program is five days/week and for the Development group is three days/week . Rowers will have the opportunity to train and race in a combination of sweep and sculling boats.

More information may be found HERE.  Registration is 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


Seven 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


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

USRowing National Learn-to-Row Day

First Saturday in June.