Advanced Sculling

To reserve your place in Advanced Sculling, please register on Regatta Central.

Advanced sculling will run Friday at 5:30 and Saturday at 5:30

The days may vary in theme but will primarily be focused on technique as well as fitness. A minimum of six (6) rowers must participate for the program to be able to operate. Days will be dominated by moving work to combine technique with fitness in accordance with the needs of the group. Number of boats per day is limited to ten (10). The program will run 4 days a week; 2 coached and 2 non-coached. Coached days will be limited to singles and doubles (no quads) in order to allow the coach to keep boats grouped together more readily.

Participants are not required to race in a target regatta (since a single sculler does not impact a boat line-up if he/she decides not to race). In addition, there is no attendance requirement, but to get maximum benefit from the program each participant is encouraged to miss as few practices as possible.

Rowers must be able to “keep up” with the main group in order for the program to function effectively. During the first week the coach will confirm each rower’s fitness and skill level are within the range of the broader group. The coach may assign certain rowers to doubles on coached days to help keep the group together. If an individual rower’s fitness or skills aren’t sufficient for the group, they will not be able to participate and will receive a full refund for the program.

Rowers will be provided workouts ahead of time for the non-coached days. The non-coached days are scheduled to coincide with sweep programs so at least one BCR coach will be on the water to satisfy safety requirements, however, participants also have the option to complete non-coached workouts on other days as long as they meet standard club and Boulder Reservoir safety requirements.

Integrated racing programs – coaching focus: Advanced/Racing Sculling and Sweep Racing may go out together on some days when they are both in session. The programs will get the same workouts on these days they are on the water together.


– Participants must pay applicable membership and fees prior to participation in programs or use of club equipment. Contact the club Treasurer if you want to set up an extended payment plan. The Treasurer or their designee will provide a member list to program coaches prior to session start dates to determine who is program-eligible.

– Scheduled sweep programs are divided into concurrent sessions so that members can move fluidly between all programs at the end of each session. The exception is Novice and LTR programs which are scheduled separately from Experienced and Racing. However, opportunities for Novice members to join Experienced part way through a session are available. Program fee will be pro-rated.

– All groups will have access to equipment, coaching, coxing and other resources based on the club’s equipment policy. (

– Extra rows and additional water workouts can be organized by any member with or without a coach, provided they ensure their resource requirements do not conflict with other programs. Self-organized rows must comply to the club’s Equipment and Safety Policies.

– Sculling programs have priority for sculling shells. On any given day if there are sculling shells available that have not been reserved by a member, a sweep program coach may choose to use them.

– If deemed necessary by a coach and/or the Equipment Manager, periodically (but generally not more than once every two (2) months) an equipment maintenance session will replace on-the-water practice. Sweep and sculling rowers may not have advance notice of this and will be expected to participate in needed maintenance activities.

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