Welcome to New Bedford Community Rowing! This is a quick summary of our programs, please scroll to the pages below to see more in depth information about our programs.
Have you ever been interested in rowing? Did you row in high school or college? Whether you’ve never touched a boat or have spent plenty of time in one, New Bedford Community Rowing has a program for you! Anyone age 11 and up is invited to come out to the water and join our team.
How do I get started?
Step 1: Pick the program you would like to join
Learn to Row Day!
This summer NBCR is offering ANYONE the opportunity to get on the water and try rowing for a day! Our next Learn to Row Day will be held on Saturday, July 7th. Participants can come from 8am-10am or from 10am-12pm for a great introduction to rowing! You will get to learn about the equipment, learn the basics of the stroke, and then go out on the water with experienced rowers. Stay afterwards for a BBQ and meet our current team!
Learn to Row Classes
New Bedford community rowing has several programs to choose from. Anyone from age 11 and up who would like to learn the basics of rowing can sign up for our “Learn to Row” class. Our Learn to row class lasts for 3 weeks and several sessions are held throughout the summer. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm. We encourage you to sign up for one of the teams below once you complete your Learn to Row classes.
Our Youth Team meets every week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:30pm-7:30pm and on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. No experience is necessary to join this team and scholarships are available! The only requirement is that potential-rowers are between 11 and 18. If a potential-rower is over 18 but still in high school they can still join the Youth Team.
Youth Summer Clinics!
This summer NBCR has partnered with the New Bedford Parks and Recreation Department to hold fun summer clinics for youth rowers! The clinics will be held in three one-week sessions, please see the dates and times below:
Session 1/Half-day: Monday July 16th- Friday July 20th:
8:30am-12:30pm, $50 per week *
Session 2:/Half-day: Monday July 30th-Friday August 3rd:
8:30am-12:30pm/ $50 per week *
Session 3/Full-Day: Monday August 13th-Friday August 17th:
8:30am-5:30pm/ $100 per week *
*scholarships are available
The cost is $50 per participant per week for the half-day sessions, $100 per participant per week for the full-day session. Scholarship assistance is available thanks to a grant from Bay Coast Bank.
Adult Morning Team
If you have a busy schedule then this team is for you! Our Adult Morning Team meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings from 5:30am-7:30am and Saturdays from 6:30am-9am.
Adult Afternoon Team
Not a morning person? Not to worry! Our afternoon team meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm and on Saturday mornings from 6:30am-9am.
Step 2: SIGN UP!
Click here sign up for the program of your choice.
Contact Head Coach/Program Director Cheyenne Bayse at 508-717-4013 or chey@newbedfordcommunityrowing should you have any questions.
See you on the water!!