Old Lyme has deep roots in the sport of Rowing. Thanks in a great part to Mr. Fred Emerson who enthusiastically donated many hours of his life and financial support to the Blood Street Sculls. Our current boathouse is named after him, and the original boathouse still stands on Blood Street.

It is highly unusual for a public school to have crew and our Lyme Old Lyme High School Crew  is incredibly fortunate to have access to excellent equipment. The high school has a relationship with the Old Lyme Rowing Association. The rowing association’s primary mission is to support junior rowers. In addition, the association has a summer community Learn to Row program for adults and juniors and a competitive Master’s (adults) Level program that rows under the Blood Street name. High School Level Junior rowers can participate year round competitively with the Blood Street Sculls. This program has produced national champions, and enriched the lives of many.

The Rowing Season

The ‘water’ season for the Club is from no earlier than mid-March until no later than December 1. Please refer to the Policies / “Rules of the Road” for further details. In line with the primary mission of the Club, that is to support junior rowers, the spring season focus is the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Team.

More information may be found in the Team Handbook: HERE


BSS Summer Competitive Jr Program

Paul Fuchs – Head Coach
paul@pfna.com 860 391-1210

To be announced

BSS Summer Learn to Row Program

To be announced

BSS Fall Jr Program

Paul Fuchs – Program Director and Head Coach
paul@pfna.com 860 391-1210




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OLRA Meeting Minutes

OLRA Bylaws 2012 (.pdf)