Strength Training During the On-Water Season

By Kirsten Preskenis, NASM CPT A well-rounded athlete has a solid foundation of aerobic fitness, flexibility and strength. Rowers are no exception. In fact, all three components are critical for the success of the individual and the boat as a whole. As championship seasons approach however, many of these athletes focus ... More

“The Flip Test”

Here is the biggest problem with racing singles, in order to make them fast, you have to make them narrow. A rowboat is wide and stable, but not very exciting to row. A racing single is narrow and tippy, but once you get the hang of it, is FAST and FUN!! There is definitely a phase while learning to scull which ... More

Unforeseen Benefits of Joining a Rowing Club

In 2013 I was in need of a local rowing club. Not to row with, but because I was intent on buying a 1x and needed a place to rack it. After an 11-year reprieve, I wanted to return to rowing but didn’t want to row with a club again as my previous experience had not been positive. Buying a 1x and rowing alone was the only ... More

Increase Your Rowing Visual Library: Learn With Instagram

Social media is usually something we use to escape our day, check what our friends are up to or just waste some time while we wait in line. It is however a great resource for increasing your rowing visual library. You can watch rowing videos of athletes of all levels working on all different kinds of things at different ... More

Fall Club Meeting 2018 Recap

On Thursday Nov 29th club members gathered in Avon to discuss the past year, club updates and plans for 2019. It was a great to see everyone and meet some prospective members. Registration is currently open for our winter training programming which includes both a Beginner/Learn to Row sessions as well as Experienced. ... More

Rower Connection: Janice Wingo

How did you find the sport of rowing? Or did it find you? As a freshman in college in 1980, the women’s crew coach approached me at registration and asked if I would be interested in joining the crew team. So rowing found me! The thought of learning a new sport was intriguing but intimidating. I did not act on his ... More

C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints 2018

Why would anyone pay $35 and drive 4 hours to/from Boston in order to do a 2k race?  Well, I decided to find out! After hearing so much from everyone about this great race, I finally got my chance to try it on Sunday, Feb 25th.  This year’s race was a little subdued compared to prior races (or so I heard) as the World ... More

Pre and Post Workout Fueling: Carbs and Protein for A Faster and Stronger You

When you’re working out on a regular basis, no matter what the workout is, feeding your body properly makes a huge difference in your success. It’s not just the meals you eat throughout the day but when you eat them and what you eat in between, if at all. My coach in college was especially adamant about 2 things, ... More

Boat Profiles: Kris Karlson & The FVRA Women’s 8+

The FVRA 2002 Vespoli women’s 8 is a part of rowing history. The Kris Karlson ’85, affectionately referred to as “The Kris”, is named after World Rowing Cup/World Rowing Championship medalist and Olympian, Dr. Kristine Karlson. Kris Karlson was a 4-year collegiate sweep rower with Williams College. She ... More

A Change of Scenery Through Cross-training

A wise coach once told me that medals are “won in the winter, and picked up in the spring.” While this may be motivating right after the fall season, several months of erging indoors can bore even the most dedicated rower. Ideally, with spring just around the corner, many of us are in our “rowing-specific ... More