Middle School Spring Rowing Team

Program: Middle School Team

Description: The Middle School Team gives middle school students interested in rowing a chance to get a feel for the rowing team without the pressure of competing constantly. Athletes will learn the basics of sweep rowing (one oar per person) and sculling (two oars per person), as well as experience land-based training on the rowing machines. The focus is on water safety, basic rowing skills and terms, with special attention to establishing good technique. The session will give the kids a taste of what a rowing season is like and will hopefully build a love of the sport.

Ages: 6th - 8th grade

Dates: March 20 - May 15

Practice: Wednesday 4:30 pm -6:30 pm & Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • Dogwood 4/27-4/28 Oakridge, TN
  • Indy Junior sprints 5/4 - 5/5 Indianapolis, IN

Training Fees: $299 (Regatta fees and travel costs are separate fee) Athletes travel with their parents and meet the team at the regatta location. Regatta fees cover coaching, race fees, boat trailering, and other fees. Regatta Fees will typically range from $50- $75 for a home regatta and $100 - $150 for an away regatta.

Equipment Fee: $25

Level: Beginner to Experienced

Swim Test: New rowers need a swim test on file.  Athletes can go to Thatcher Park at 4649 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222 on March 12 and 19 between 6:00 - 6:30 pm to complete the test BEFORE getting on the water. There is a fee of $3 to use the pool. The lifeguard will need to sign off on this form: Swim Test Form. This test can also be done at your own gym/YMCA as long as a certified lifeguard administers the test.

Experience: No experience is necessary to start


Location: Indianapolis Rowing Center: 7350 Eagle Beach Drive, Indianapolis IN 46254 (Eagle Creek Park Pass or daily park fee required for park admission)

USRowing Club Code: U7B9H

Financial Aid: Must be turned in by 3/8/24 and is available based on need. Forms can be found on the Forms and Policies page.