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Youth Classes

For information on winter indoor rowing, see Learn to Row at NBC or go to the Sign Up page.

NBC’s junior rowing program has a long history of success, boasting national championships, medals at the junior world championships, and acceptances to top colleges. Classes are available for juniors age 13 and older who wish to pursue rowing at either a recreational or competitive level and allow all high school aged athletes to discover the joys and benefits of rowing.

Junior rowers have the opportunity of competing in intramural, regional, national and even international competition. Rowers participating in the summer programs have the opportunity of competing in two intramural races, each with a number events which allow rowers of a wide variety of skill levels to compete. Rowers who show promise and determination may begin to race at more intense regattas throughout New England, such as the Lowell Invitational in Massachusetts or the Head of the Fish in upstate New York. A select number of rowers may also compete at the Northeast Youth Championships in May, where the top three finishers in each event earn spots to compete at the Youth National Championships in early June. Furthermore, rowers may also represent NBC at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta, held annually in Boston on the penultimate weekend of October.

Classes are held after school during the spring and fall, and in the mornings during the summer. NBC also hosts indoor rowing classes during the winter which allow athletes to maintain their fitness during rowing’s “off-season” while the Seekonk River is frozen. Workouts take place after school on NBC’s ergometers under the supervision of a qualified coach.

See progression of classes here. Youth participants must be 13 or older; 13-year-old and 7th grade students must start in the summer session. 

2017 Session Dates

Spring Session March 27 – May 19
Spring Plus May 22 – June 19 (sculling only, for experienced rowers, including those who started in the Spring session)
Summer Session 1 June 20 – July 15 (Cord Grass Sprints on July 13)
Summer Session 2 July 17 – August 11 (Firebee Sprints Regatta on August 11)
Fall Session August 28 – October 20
Fall Plus October 23 – November 17

To see class offerings, times, and fees and to register, click below. You will be directed to Regatta Central to register for classes. Click here for more information about registering through Regatta Central.

Financial aid information.

NOTE: All classes are subject to instructor availability and the ability level of each rower/sculler. Classes may be adjusted at any time. The specific offerings for each time slot will change as the year progresses, so check for program updates. To secure your spot, register online at least two weeks before each session’s starting date. Do not mail us your paper registration, since we will already have it online. Register and pay online with your credit card. There are no refunds once the first class has begun. Makeups for classes missed are possible if there is space within other currently ongoing classes. Classes cancelled by the coach will be made up on Fridays, or through some other alternative arrangement.

For more information, email  call 401.272.1838. Leave a voice mail message. If you wish to visit us in person, Ricky Brightman, our Registrar, will be available from 4:30-5:30 PM Monday through Thursday. Play it safe. Schedule an appointment.