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Swim Tests!
06/18/2021
UVRF will hold swim tests on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Storrs Pond...
WELCOME COACH ALA CROCKETT
06/16/2021
ALA CROCKETT - ROWING COACH & YOGA INSTRUCTOR Ala has...
Two New Programs for Summer 2021
06/15/2021
  We are pleased to announce two new programs:  A combination...
Boat Rentals at Kendal Riverfront Park
05/10/2021
  UVRF has a number of Vespoli and Peinert racing singles...
Rack Rentals at Kendal Riverfront Park
04/01/2021
  UVRF has 50 outdoor racks available at Kendal Riverfront...
Learn-to-Erg: An Introduction to Indoor Rowing
01/15/2021
  Are you new to rowing or have you been away from it for...
Upcoming UVRF Board Meetings
10/03/2020
Board meetings are open to all members of UVRF.  They are held...
 
Swim Tests!

UVRF will hold swim tests on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Storrs Pond Recreational Area from 9 to 10 am. 

Sign up for a time here!


by posted 06/18/2021
WELCOME COACH ALA CROCKETT

Ala racing for the US (follow the arrow)

ALA CROCKETT - ROWING COACH & YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Ala has represented the United States in the 2x and 4x. She first picked up an oar as a true novice freshman at UNH in 1993. As a well-rounded athlete she had naturally fast erg, but a mediocre racing experience in college led her to become a self-taught single sculler with Olympic Dreams. Though she fell just shy of that dream multiple times, she did peak with a 6:41 erg, and her journey endowed her with the knowledge to be a great coach, imparting the “how” and “why” of rowing with the voice of one who has tried things from multiple angles. She has worked with teams and individuals on every level, from ages 5 to 80.

She has a 500-hour yoga certification and blends this into her rowers, allowing her athletes to have a deeper understanding of how their mind and bodies are working than the standard rowing athlete. She is still currently competitive in rowing, as well as an ultra marathoner. If she is not on the river you will find her running the trails. We are thrilled to have Ala as one of our lead coaches at UVRF.

 


by posted 06/16/2021
Two New Programs for Summer 2021

UVRF Boats at Kendal Riverfront Park

 

We are pleased to announce two new programs:  A combination sweep and scull program for rowers of all ages and a summer-long series of sculling programs for juniors. Check back for more programming opportunities. And, as always, if you have any questions about either of these programs or suggestions for any others, please feel free to reach out to  . Stay tuned for further programming updates.

 
Thanks and we hope that these spark your interest!
 
New this year, we will offer a program that combines sweep and sculling in fours, quads and eights for people who have some sweep or sculling experience.  Coached by Ala Crockett, this program meets twice a week from 6:30 to 8 am.  It combines fitness, technique and camaraderie and will begin next Tuesday, June 22.  Membership in UVRF is required along with an up-to-date swim test and full covid vaccination.
 
 
Four two-week clinics will welcome Juniors and U23s to develop their sculling skills this summer.  Coached by Linda Muri and Ala Crockett, the clinics are open to people with at least some sweep or sculling experience at the club or collegiate level.  Practices will be held three times a week from 8:30 to 10 am in singles, doubles and quads.  Membership in UVRF is required along with an up-to-date swim test and full covid vaccination for those wishing to row in doubles or quads. For questions on eligibilty, please reach out via email: 
 
 
If you have any questions about either of these programs, please feel free to reach out to  .
 

by posted 06/15/2021
Boat Rentals at Kendal Riverfront Park

UVRF Club Singles

 

UVRF has a number of Vespoli and Peinert racing singles and an assortment of recreational singles for members to use, starting in June.  You can pay a seasonal equipment usage fee and choose from a pool of racing and recreational singles.  This option allows you to use certain club doubles as well.  Alternatively you can do a monthly or seasonal rental of one boat and one set of oars.  Members who have been certified also have access to premium doubles and quads.  For more information, visit the Sculling/Boat Rentals page of our website!


by posted 05/10/2021
Rack Rentals at Kendal Riverfront Park

Racks for Private Singles at Kendal

 

UVRF has 50 outdoor racks available at Kendal Riverfront Park for owners of private singles and doubles in 2021.  To qualify, you must be a member of UVRF and register on the website.  Once you have registered, you will receive a rack assignment.  The cost of a rack rental is $250.

 

Register here to rent a rack!


by posted 04/01/2021
Learn-to-Erg: An Introduction to Indoor Rowing

Linda shows proper erg technique

 

Are you new to rowing or have you been away from it for a while? Learn how to get the most out of your Indoor Rowing Machine in this hour-long video from coach Linda Muri.  You will learn how to sit properly on your erg and position your feet for maximum comfort.  The complete rowing stroke from the catch, through the drive to the finish, and through the recovery back to the catch is shown along with proper (and improper) body positions along the way.  An overview of the Concept 2 performance meter is also given for those who want to keep track of their workouts and learn how to coach themselves to better form.


by posted 01/15/2021
Upcoming UVRF Board Meetings

Board meetings are open to all members of UVRF.  They are held on the first Monday of every month, starting at 5:45pm.  During the pandemic, board meetings are held using zoom.  The next scheduled meetings are:

Monday, April 5, 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021

Monday, July 12, 2021

Monday, August 2, 2021

Monday, August 30, 2021 (September meeting)

Monday, October 4, 2021

Monday, November 1, 2021

Monday, December 6, 2021

If you would like to join us, please send an email to uppervalleyrc@gmail to request an agenda and zoom link.


by posted 10/03/2020
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