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.
Summer Program Basic Information
Junior Competitive program runs from 20 June to 5 Aug.
There will be 3 Junior Learn to Row sessions between 27 June and 7 August.
There will be three adult Learn to Row between 13 June and 22 July.
Registration for these programs HERE.
Notes from the 2015 Summer Program
This summer OLRA/Blood Street Sculls served 158 individual Junior rowers (Middle School and High School) in the Competitive and Learn-to-Row programs over our 7 week summer season. Our Masters Program and Adult Learn-to-Row had another 90 participants! We raced at three regattas with great success and introduced many to the sport.
Old Lyme Rowing Association (OLRA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is the parent organization of Lyme-Old Lyme High School Rowing (LOLHS) and Blood Street Sculls. OLRA supports the high school rowing team via fundraising and the purchase of rowing shells, oars and other equipment. OLRA also offers competitive and recreational rowing opportunities for juniors and adults across southeastern Connecticut throughout the rowing season under the banner of Blood Street Sculls.
Old Lyme certainly has deep roots in the sport of rowing. Thanks in a great part to Mr. Fred Emerson who enthusiastically donated many hours and financial support to the development of the Blood Street Sculls back in the 1970’s. Our current boathouse in Hains Park is named after him, and the original boathouse still stands on Blood Street.
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.