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Cancer Recovery Through RoWing

We Want YOU To Join Our Team!

No experience necessary! A FREE land and water-based rowing program open to all women and men living with cancer and beyond. Interested in learning more or joining us? Contact Head Coach Carin Reynolds at carin.reynolds@gmail.com for more information. Read more about us in this article published in The Lebanon Times.

Research proves that exercise is key to cancer recovery and quality of life for survivors.

Who is CReW for?

If you have been diagnosed with any type of cancer, you are invited to join our FREE  CReW. No experience, fitness level, or skill necessary, just an interest in trying something new with other survivors and doing something fun and positive with your body. Stop by one of our ongoing Tuesday/Thursday 6 - 7:00 pm erg sessions and give it a try. No committment required. **DUE TO COVID-19, ALL ERG (Rowing Machine) SESSIONS ARE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM - Contact Carin to Arrange for A Loaner Erg if You Need To Borrow One, as well as a private Learn to Row Lesson.***

Why Join?

Research proves that moderate exercise during and after treatment:

  • Improves mood & self-esteem

  • Lessens fatigue

  • Strengthens bones

  • Improves balance

  • Improves sleep

  • Improves your physical health and overall quality of life

  • Lowers the risk of anxiety and depression

  • Helps control your weight

Exercise also may help to reduce the risk that your cancer returns

Indoor Rowing Program

**DUE TO COVID-19, ALL ERG (Rowing Machine) SESSIONS ARE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM - Contact Carin to Arrange for A Loaner Erg if You Need To Borrow One.***

All Zoom Erg Sessions are on a drop in basis.  There are ususally three (3) sessions a week - come to one or come to all!  The schedule may vary month to month, but generally is Tu/Th from 6 - 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 - 10 a.m. 

  • No experience necessary!

  • FREE!

  • Zoom Ergs run from Nov. 1 - May 31; on the water rowing ideally begins June 1.


On The Water Rowing Program

Details of the 2022 On the Water Rowing Program TBD. Ideally, our season would look like this:

6-Week Prouty Rowing Program (on the water)

  • No experience necessary!

  • Learn to row on the water in Upper Valley Rowing Foundation rowing shells. Team boats if possible.

  • June 1 - July 10

  • Ends with participation in the Prouty Rowing Event, Sat. July 10, 2021

Summer/Fall On the Water Rowing

  • Small boats and team boats

The people behind CReW:

  • Carin Reynolds, UVRF rowing coach and mother of cancer survivor (head coach)

  • Maureen Stannard, Rowing Parent and RN, OCN, Oncology Clinical Research Nurse, Norris Cotton Cancer Center

  • Susan Brighton, Rower, Coach and MSN, APRN Hematology/Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center 

Coaching Staff:

Carin Reynolds, Martha Beattie, Susan Brighton, Erika Dade, Dawn Carey & Pam Tengdin


and the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation

Interested? Questions? email Head Coach Carin Reynolds - carin.reynolds@gmail.com or call (603) 276-9250