2022 Sweep Rowing Programs
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New to the Upper Valley and eager to join us? We're happy to talk with you about the UVRF Sweep Programs, so send us an email at
A UVRF approved swim test and UVRF membership are required, as is full COVID vaccination, for participation in the club’s team-boat programs. UVRF reserves the right to cancel any program if enrollment numbers are low. All registration fee will be refunded if this occurs.
This is an opportunity for those who choose to train in a program that focuses on maximizing technique and fitness in preparation for summer (1K/2K meter) and fall (5,000 meter) racing seasons. Practice lineups and race entries will include options for 8+s, 4+s, quads and doubles, in order to maximize training and opportunities for all who wish to race. Coaches, with the intent of making each experience positive and competitive, will determine all daily lineups and race entries and may use seat racing and erg testing for boat selection. Additional practices may be called prior to a race, particularly in the fall session.
Men's Head Coach: Chuck Nagle Men's Practice Times: M/W/F 5:30-7:00 AM
Women's Head Coach: Ala Crockett Women's Practice Times: T/TH 6:00-7:30 AM, SAT 7:00-8:30 AM
Session 1: May 9/10 - June 3/4 (4 weeks) $165
Session 2: June 13/14 - Aug 19/20 (10 weeks) $395
Session 3: Aug 29/30 - Oct 28/29 (9 weeks) $360
Regular attendance is encouraged. For those who want to enter fall races, there may be additional practices. Race line-ups and schedule are at the discretion of the Head Coach. Racing costs in addition to program fee.
All participants including coxswains must be fully vaccinated (two weeks out from final shot whether 1- or 2-shot protocol) in order to participate in this program per UVRF rules. Proof of vaccination will be required prior to the first practice. You may upload a scan of your vaccination card confidentially by email to
or email the same address to request alternative options for verification. (Please note, we cannot verify vaccination status at practice.)
Questions about this or other UVRF programs may be directed to
This is an opportunity for rowers of all ages with a range of abilities, but all with prior experience such as a novice sweep program or sculling experience, to have an enjoyable coed recreational experience while improving fitness and technical expertise. Racing is not an expectation nor requirement when rowing with this group. Practice lineups will include options for 8+s, 4+s, quads and doubles, in order to maximize training. Coaches, with the intent of making each experience positive and informative, will determine all daily lineups.
Open to adult rowers (at least 18 years of age or with permission from the coach). Min 10 participants
Coach: Ala Crockett Times: M/W 5:30-7:00 PM
Session 1: June 13 - Aug 17 (10 weeks) $265
Session 2: Aug 29 - Oct 5 (6 weeks) $155
The Novice Intensive Sweep program is open to adult rowers with no rowing experience. Rowers will learn the basic rowing stroke on land and will advance to an 8-oared boat, where each rower has one oar. The boat is steered by a coxswain and will be accompanied by a motor launch. During the course, rowers will learn the basic rowing technique, boat handling skills, and water safety. Regular attendance is required.
The classes will meet on six consecutive weekdays, starting Monday, June 6 and continuing through Monnday, June 13. The program will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Kendal Riverfront Park in Hanover. Once participants complete the Novice Intensive course, they can sign up for the appropriate summer sweep and sculling programs.
The UVRF membership fee is waived for the Novice Intensive Sweep program.
Open to adult rowers (at least 18 years of age or with permission from the coach). Min 8 / Max 18 participants
Coaches: Martha Beattie and Susan Brighton
Times: M/T/W/Th/F/M June 6-13, 5:30-7:00 PM (6 sessions) $100