Dear Athletes, given the outlook for heavy rain and high winds and the holiday for many today, we have decide to cancel Development team practice today. Please take the opportunity to do homework, help around the house and do 100 sit-ups and push-ups on your own.
Train Hard, Row Fast,
Jeffrey F Thompson
Norwalk River Rowing Association, Inc.
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Mother Nature seems to have not caught onto this idea of "Spring".
Due to snow at the site, and some coaches stuck in other locations, we have the following plan:
All Racing Team Members are to report to the Norwalk Senior Center at 3:45. Pick up at 5:45.
Address: 11 Allen Road.
Dev Team: This was to be our first day of the Spring season, but we will need to cancel today. Things pick up as normal tomorrow.
You have seen those rowers in the harbor and thinking of trying it yourself. You are a rower and are dying to have your friends try it out too.
Why Row? Click Here to learn about the fun and benefits of rowing.
Each of our programs are 4 weeks, 2 times per week – Tuesdays and Thursdays – 8 sessions in all.
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In April, since it is still a bit chilly and dark in the early mornings and evenings, we are offering a Learn-to-Row at 8:30 am – 10:00 am.
In May, we offer a 6 am- 7:30 am class (we have showers so you have plenty of time to get to work!) as well as an evening class 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm for those who like to enjoy the water after work.
We are now offering a six winter-training-session coupon book good for the training style of your choice….Youth (Development Team or Novice or Varsity) or Adults….each specifically designed to match the Athletes abilities.
The idea is to provide the maximum flexibility to Athletes who can not sign-up for a complete season and to provide a great way to give an introductory workout to a friend or two.
So please stop in the office a pick up a booklet or two!
Training: Regular Cash Price Pre-Dec.2nd Pricing
Development Team $180 $165
Varsity/Novice Team $ 240 $220
Masters / Adults $ 150 $135
This could be a great way to introduce that friend to the group and in the Spring get them rowing on the water with you.
As many of you know, tomorrow will be the first day of Winter Training! While the Winter season might be the hardest season in rowing, it is when we build our success in the Spring. Not only that, but in this time of rebuilding for our club, it is essential we have your support. I am confident we can turn Norwalk into one of the strongest clubs in the Northeast, but it will take the dedication of our members and athletes to make it possible!
So if you have not signed up yet, it is not too late! Our wondrous tech guru, Elisabeth Stonehill has reworked our website to make it very easy to find the sign up page which you can find here. If you have any issues or questions, feel free to email me. We are always willing to work with our members to find the best program for them.
Practice will be located at the Norwalk Senior Center on 11 Allen Rd. Our club has used the facilities in the past and through our good relationship with the administration there has been granted access of the space at a very low cost. We will have access to ERGs as well as a gym space with free weights and machines. We have everything we need to emerge from the Winter faster than ever and ready to race in the Spring!
Finally, I would encourage everyone to reach out to friends, family, coworkers, classmates, and anyone else you may know and tell them about our programs. We will be having events each month where prospective rowers are welcome to come in, learn the basics, and see if rowing is the right sports for them. I am also happy to talk to anyone who is interested in our program, so please feel free to give out my contact information.
I look forward to a great Winter season and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving this week!
Norwalk River Rowing