Beginner and Development Athletes
Open to all brand-new coxswains and rowers, and athletes interested in building their fitness and technical skills

Welcome to CBC and welcome to Summer rowing! During this season each athlete will build confidence, make new friends, improve physical fitness, learn the correct rowing technique, build core strength and learn to train (row, run, bike, erg). 

*athletes will train in sweep and sculling boats

Summer sign up options are:

1) Full summer (9 weeks of learning and development) 

2) Two-week sessions (multiple sessions are encouraged) 

Athletes can also mix and match two-week sessions as needed (which is great if you have a vacation planned!).

Register Now for Summer Rowing!

Boathouse Address: 23 Platt Street Norwalk, CT 

June 10 - June 21 (3:45-6pm)
June 24 - July 5 (9:30-11:30am) off on July 4
July 8 - July 19 (9:30-11:30am)
July 22 - August 2 (9:30-11:30am)
August 5 - August 9 (9:30-11:30am) one week session

*Tune up camp/pre-season August 26 - August 30 (3:45-6pm)
**Encouraged for all athletes planning to row/race Fall 2024

For more information please e-mail or call Head Coach Liz Trond, 203.843. 8177 |

* You do NOT need to be a member of Connecticut Boat Club in order to sign up for any of our summer rowing programs.


How young is too young to participate in the sport of rowing? 

It all depends on the athleticism, size and willingness to learn of the participant.  Usually, 12 years old is a good starting point.  But we have had rowers as young as 9 years old row in our summer program.  The best thing to do is to contact CBC with any questions.

Does the participant need to know how to swim?

YES! The participant needs to be a competent swimmer with the ability to tread water for 7 minutes.

What do rowers need to do in order to be prepared for their rowing practice?

– Arrive 5-10 minutes before practice starts.

– Have a complete meal and healthy snack and be well hydrated before arriving at CBC.

– Sun hat, refillable water bottle, sunglasses and sunscreen (are required at every practice.)

– Pack running shoes for every practice

– Wear tight-fitting athletic clothing (to avoid loose clothing getting caught in equipment).

Additional Info:

– You do NOT need to have any rowing experience prior to participating in our summer rowing.

– You do NOT need to be a member of Connecticut Boat Club in order to sign up for our summer rowing programs.