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Sweep Rowing on Lexington
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Sweep Programs


Novice/Intermediate Sweep

The Novice/Intermediate Sweep program is a co-ed program for both beginning rowers and our second year rowers. Newly graduated Learn to Row attendees  will focus on improving basic skills, fitness and knowledge of rowing. Rowers can then move to the intermediate group within the program to futher their rowing development. 

Rowers take turns in the coxswain seat “coxing” to help their teammates navigate Lexington Reservoir safely and to improve their knowledge of the sport. A coach will always be nearby in a launch. Rowers are typically in Novice/Intermediate Sweep for 1-2 years before moving up to Advanced Sweep.

We have a combined Novice and Intermediate Sweep program. Rowers how have completed a year of novice rowing can then move into an intermediate group to help them futher their rowing development. 

rowers compete in local and away regattas that have novice-specific events – lots of fun competition against teams from other rowing clubs!  Race distances are 5,000 meters during the fall “head season” and 1,000 meters during the spring/summer “sprint season.”


Prerequisites:  Learn To Row or previous rowing experience. Club membership is required.

Advanced Sweep Program 
This program is for member athletes of all ages who have a solid background in rowing through novice sweep or other prior rowing experience and want to take their skills to the next level while challenging their fitness, strength and racing skills. Classes take place in 8s, 4s and small boats (singles, double, pairs).  Coaches aim to group similar ability levels together and are responsible for setting line-ups at practice and regattas.  There are separate competitive programs for men and women.

Prerequisites:  Novice Sweep or previous rowing experience, Competitive Sweep Coach approval.  Club membership is required.  

For more information on membership, program details and how to register please contact Shirley Reekie

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