Norwalk River Rowing offers Winter Rowing Programs for youth and collegiate rowers at all levels who want to keep up fitness and increase strength.

The Winter season is broken into two sessions. Winter I (mid-November up to the December holidays) and Winter II (Early January through end of February or March).  Don’t forget to sign up for both to maximize fitness.   For Varsity and Novice programs, Winter II includes the regatta fee for the CT Indoor Championships.  Athletes who wish to attend training in Florida in February are expected to sign up for both Winter I and Winter II sessions to be eligible.

  • Racing Team – for the experienced youth and collegiate rower who want to keep up fitness and skills.  Build strength and endurance so you can hit the water in the spring ready for competition!
    – Varsity/JV: 6x per week M-Sa
    – Novice: 5x per week M-FSee below for specific date and time information. It varies based on program.Some Novice athletes may be invited by the coach to train on the Varsity/JV schedule.
    New rowers who are interested in racing in the Spring are welcome to join the Novice program.
  • Development – for the new or experienced rower in  Middle School or early High School who wants to maintain fitness and gain skills over the winter months in a non-competitive atmosphere. New rowers are welcome!
    2x per week  T,Th

The first half of Winter I will be on the water. We will move indoors after Thanksgiving.
The weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter. Make sure to come properly dressed – wear layers and hats, and brightly colored clothing.

Racing Team

Varsity: M-F 3:30-6p  Sa 8-10a
Novice: M-F 3:30-6

Nov 1-5: FREE Tune Up Week. (Monday OFF!)
Nov 7-19: On the water (start Winter I)
Nov 21st – 26th Vacation Week – Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 28th – Dec 20th: Land Training (end Winter I)
Dec 21-Jan 1: Holiday Break
Jan 2 – Mar 4 – Land Training (Winter II)

When land training, teams will be at the following locations:
Boys Varsity/Novice: Kong Crossfit, 173 Main Street, Norwalk, CT
Girls Varsity/Novice: Anytime Fitness, 295 Westport Ave, Norwalk, CT

Development Team

Dev Experienced: T, Th 3:45-5p

Nov 1, 3: FREE Tune Up Week.
Nov 8, 10, 15, 17: On the water. (start Winter I)
Nov 22, 24 Vacation Week – Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 29th – December 20th: On land (end Winter I)
Dec 22-Jan 2: Holiday Break
Jan 3-Mar 2: On land – (Winter II)

Development on-land sessions will take place at:
Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road, Norwalk, CT
Coach and E.D will be in touch with Land Training time schedule for sessions after Nov 27.

Other important information:

These facilities are leased to us, meaning we must be respectful at all times and pick up after ourselves.

These facilities are not responsible for any training that goes on. If any concerns or questions, they should be directed to the NRRA coach for that team, and NOT anyone working or running the facility.

Racing Team Uni Policy

Note – athletes are not eligible to participate in rowing or other training activities until registration has been completed, payment (or payment plan) made and medical paperwork completed.

Online registration is only available for those who wish to pay by credit card or PayPal. If you wish to pay by check, please contact the office [call: 203-866-0080 ext 4,  or email: nrraacctg (at) norwalkriverrowing (dot ) org]. They will be happy to accommodate you.

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