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Baltimore Community Rowing Juniors

Baltimore Community Rowing Juniors strives to develop scholar athletes, regardless of their economic circumstances, through self-discipline, confidence, and community in an environment that reflects the socio-economic diversity of the Baltimore metro region. BCR Juniors offers a year-round high-level training and racing program for high school athletes and a seasonal developmental program for middle school athletes. Our rowers thrive in a diverse community of public and private school students from Baltimore City and the surrounding counties.

Reach High Baltimore provides middle and high school students from Baltimore City Public Schools with access to high-level training and racing in the sport of rowing. Reach High provides scholarships and transportation to Baltimore City Public School students with the goal of making rowing accessible to athletes of all socio-economic backgrounds. 


Ready to row? Check out our programs below or contact Coach Karyn Shackelford:


What:  BCR Juniors will offer an 8-week virtual training program for Summer 2020. Participants must have access to an ergometer at home and a basic understanding of the rowing stroke. There will be a limited number of ergs available to rent from BCR for the summer season. Weekly workout plans will be provided, two coached erg sessions will be held per week via Zoom meeting, and a third session will be offered every other week covering topics in technique/video review, nutrition, and racing. Participants will compete in bi-monthly erg time and distance challenges.

Should we have the opportunity to return to the water this summer, we will be hosting coached small-group sessions in 1X singles. There will be an additional registration fee for participants in on-water workouts and registration will be limited. Rowers registered for virtual training will receive priority registration for on water workouts.

Who:  Rising students in 9th through 12th grade

When: Monday, June 22, 2020 to Friday, August 14, 2020

Virtual practices on Zoom: Tuesday/Thursday, from 3:30-5:00 PM (beginning week of June 29th)

Virtual video review/team topics: Wednesday, July 8/July 22/Aug 5, from 3:30-4:30

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What:  BCR Juniors will offer coached small-group sessions in 1X singles to high school rowers this summer. Sessions will be limited to 3-4 rowers supervised by 1 coach in either Maas trainer singles or racing singles. Each rower will participate in 2 on-water sessions per week on a schedule to be determined by the coach. Practices will be technique focused and rowers will be grouped by ability and fitness to ensure adequate supervision by the assigned coach.

High school rowers of all abilities welcome. Rowers must have a current swim test on file with BCR. Rowers must successfully complete a flip test to progress from the Maas trainer to the racing single.

Registration for on water rowing is limited based on number of available seats. Rowers registered for virtual training will receive priority registration for on water workouts.

Who:  Rising students in 9th through 12th grade

When: TBD (will schedule in 4-week blocks)

Two practices a week to be assigned by the coaches. Monday/ Wednesday /Friday, 6:30-8:00 AM or 8:30-10:00 AM; Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:30 AM or 8:00-9:30 AM.

Baltimore Rowing & Water Resource Center, 3301 Waterview Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230



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Baltimore Community Rowing
3301 Waterview Ave, Baltimore, MD
Postal Code: 21230

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