Adult Program

HRRA Adult Program

Our goal for our adult teams is threefold: to create strong racing teams, to create pride in our rowing community, and to expand access to a variety of rowing experiences.  We have been working successfully towards those goals since 1998.  In some cases, members of our teams have been rowing together for all of those 20 years, and to keep our adult athletes engaged and progressing, we provide a variety of programs to accommodate varied skill levels and goals.

In addition to providing the most extensive and thorough learn-to-row curriculum for adults within the region, we provide an Adult Recreational Team that remains flexible to life’s demands while still providing skill building and fitness. Our Adult Racing Team is focused on racing and becoming competitive on a wider scale, but coaches and teammates also retain the flexibility needed to help each other maintain their personal lives along with the rigors of training. Social activities and common practice sessions help maintain a connection between the adult teams, creating a friendly and welcoming environment for all levels of adult rowers.

Adult Novice/Learn-to-Row Program:

Program for all adults over the age of 18 who are new to the sport of rowing.  Program covers basic rowing technique, equipment handling, use of ergometers, rowing in the indoor tanks and eventually rowing on the water in sweep rowing boats (one oar per athlete).  This is a teaching program, and does not focus on racing skill development.  Program runs three days a week across the duration of the summer, and includes standard HRRA Summer practice tank. 

If you have already completed a novice year at another program (HS, Collegiate, or other) please register for our Adult Comprehensive Program.  All registrants will need to have a current USRowing Membership before they begin any on-water activity. Please reach out to hrracoach@gmail.com with any questions you may have. 

Dates:  Sept. 8, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021

Practice time:  3 days per week –  Monday and Wednesday afternoons (5:30-7:30pm), Saturday mornings (7:00-9:00am)

Fees: $275 – Register here.

Master Comprehensive Program:

Program for all Adult rowers (over 23/post-college) with at least a season of novice/one year of rowing experience under their belts. Our Masters Comprehensive Programs operate like a collegiate program in the sense that all skill levels are on the same team but receive coaching specific to their experience level and goals to help push them up the skill curve. This program will be predominately sweep rowing focused but will have opportunities for those with significant sculling experience to row small boats side-by-side with larger and faster boats when equipment availability and practice plans permit it.

Athletes/crews may be selected by coaches for additional racing opportunities based on performance, which will be paid for at a later date via a supplemental “Racing Fee” registration, Enrollment includes standard summer HRRA practice tank and entry fees for one race. All registrants will need to have a current USRowing Membership before they begin any on-water activity. Adults new to rowing should register for and complete our Adult Novice program before signing up for Master’s Comprehensive.   Athletes are encouraged to reach out to the Head Coach at hrracoach@gmail.com with any questions they may have.

Dates: Sept. 8, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021

Practice time: 3-4 days per week –  Tuesday & Thursday: 5:30-7:30pm. Saturday 7:00-9:00am, Sunday 7:00-9:00am

Fees: $375 – Register here

Sweep & Scull Combo Program:

For Experienced rowers already enrolled in either Junior or Masters Comprehensive Programs. Enables registrants to participate in Rec Sculling program during shifts times outside of their regular sweep program hours. If participant is chosen by coaches for racing, they will pay a supplemental “racing fee” registration later in the season the same way they would for Junior or Masters Comprehensive.

All registrants will need to have a current USRowing Membership before they begin any on-water activity. Adults and Juniors new to rowing should register for and complete our Junior or Adult Novice programs before signing up for Rec Sculling.  Athletes are encouraged to reach out to the Head Coach at hrracoach@gmail.com with any questions they may have.

Dates: Sept. 8, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021

Practice time: Refer to Sweep and Sculling program schedules.

Fees: $250 – Register here

Coxswains Comprehensive Program:

Registration for all coxswains of Adult or Junior Comprehensive Programs with at least a season of novice/one year of coxswain experience under their belts. Our Comprehensive Programs operate like a collegiate program in the sense that all skill levels are on the same team but receive coaching specific to their experience level and goals to help push them up the skill curve. 

Coxswains may be selected by coaches for additional racing opportunities based on performance, which will be paid for at a later date via a supplemental “Racing Fee” registration, Enrollment includes standard summer HRRA practice tank. All registrants will need to have a current USRowing Membership before they begin any on-water activity. Athletes new to rowing should register for and complete our Junior Novice program before signing up for Junior’s Comprehensive.   Athletes and Parents are encouraged to reach out to the Head Coach at hrracoach@gmail.com with any questions they may have.​

Dates: Sept. 8, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021

Practice Time: Same as program

Fees: $35 – Register

All athletes must have a Basic USRowing Membership ($9.75) and an online waiver completed.  If you have already paid the membership under a different club name you must log in to the USRowing portal and add Hudson River Rowing Association to your club affiliations by the first day of practice. 

  • The HRRA code is H9RR4 and the online waiver link is HERE.

HRRA Program and race fees do not include uniform, hotel, traveling expenses, or USRowing membership (when applicable). Athletes are responsible for these additional expenses.  HRRA does not provide adult chaperones for unaccompanied minors.  ​

Adult Program
Juniors Program
Scullling Program
Novice Program