Megunticook Rowing announces open registration for spring youth rowing at the varsity and club level.

The Megunticook Rowing varsity team is for high school-age girls and boys who want to row at a competitive level, and race in team boats.

The team will train four days a week on the water, and have the option to cross-train two days a week at the organization's indoor training center at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport.

The club rowing program is designed for girls and boys ages 12-18, who are learning to row, or who prefer a more relaxed, noncompetitive schedule.

Practices will be three afternoons each week.

The program’s focus is an introduction to rowing, building technique and endurance, and enjoying time on the water, said Meg Webb of Megunticook Rowing.

For more information and to register, visit megunticookrowing.org/youth-rowing-1 or email row@megunticookrowing.org.

Megunticook Rowing also announces free learn-to-row classes at MRC.

Experienced coaches will teach the basics of the stroke and introduce the sport of rowing.

"This is a great place to start if you are interested adding the rowing machine into your workout routine, or hope to get on the water later in the season," Webb said.  "These sessions are open to all ages. No experience required."

Visit megunticookrowing.org/free-learn-to-row or email row@megunticookrowing.org to register.

Megunticook Rowing programs comply with Maine and US Rowing COVID-19 safety guidelines.

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