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2023 Adult Rowing Programs

GLR offers rowing programs for adults with any level of rowing experience. Check below for information on the Learn to Row, Adult recreational and Masters Competitive programs! 

GLR programs all row out of the Abe Bashara Boathouse

Address: 1 Eaton Street, Lawrence MA

For all GLR programs a swim test is required for those that don’t already have one on file.  The swim test form can be found here

Questions about the Adult Learn to Row programs please reach out to Coach Uli

Questions about the Masters competitive program please reach out to Coach Larry

GLR Adult Learn to Row Spring

The Adult Learn to Row programs will be getting back on the water this spring season!

This program is intended for those looking to get into rowing and learn the basics of the sport.  Sessions will be on Monday and Wednesday mornings with the goal of building up familiarity in rowing indoors and eventually moving onto rowing on the water.  The learn to row Spring session will run 4 weeks with 2 sessions included in each monthly program to give adult athletes an introduction to the sport.

Spring Adult Learn to Row will run from Monday, May 15th through Wednesday, June 7th

Monday and Wednesday mornings from 6-8am

Price: $150

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GLR 2023 Adult Recreational Rowing

The Adult recreational team practices on weekday and sometimes weekend mornings 3 times per week. This program is intended for those looking to row in the early mornings and focus on rowing technique and building up fitness through steady cardio sessions both on the water and indoor rowing machine. Starting in April once the weather allows the Adult Rec team will be practicing on the Merrimack river. 

Moving on through the 2023, there will be a Spring, Summer and Fall on water rowing seasons for the Adult Recreational programs.

Practice is 3 days per week Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:00-8:00am. The sessions are coached by Ulrike Kapp and consist of indoor technical sessions, breathing exercises, stretches and building up fitness in a relaxed environment. 


Spring Adult Recreational Rowing will run from Tuesday, May 9th to Friday June 16th. 

Price: $325 (18 sessions over 6 weeks)

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Summer Adult Recreational Rowing will run from Tuesday, June 20th to Friday August 11th. 

Price: $425 (24 sessions over 8 weeks)

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GLR Competitive Masters 2023

Led by GLR Head Competitive Masters coach Larry Bourdeau, the competitive Masters team rows 3 days a week from 6:00-8:00pm (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).  The comp team rows throughout the year while competing at local and national level regattas. The spring season will focus on getting out in boats to build speed while preparing for the regatta seasons ahead. The goal for the team is to get out and race in sweep boats, but the team has access to sculling boats to race as well. There is an option to sign up per season or to sign up for all 3 Masters racing seasons (spring, summer and fall) at once. 


Spring Masters Competitive Rowing will run from Monday, April 3rd to Friday, June 16th

Price: $650

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Full Competitive Masters Rowing Year will run from Monday, April 3rd until Friday, November 3th

Price: $1650

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Coach Larry and the Men’s Grand Masters 2x at the 2021 Head of the Charles Regatta.