Rowing combines grace, skill and balance while giving campers a full physical workout. Cody offers lessons in Sculling. Sculling is rowing in a single or double shell with two oars. Campers receive both land training and on-the-water instruction. Beginners learn the basics of rowing including the necessary equipment, how to carry the boat and oars, the importance of maintaining equipment, proper technique while rowing and water safety issues while rowing. Campers begin in stable single-person boats. Through lessons, camper will become more adept through drills, practice and experience on the water. Campers learn rigging, which is how to adjust a rowing rigger and oars for their body, forward stroke which teaches campers to work on their catch, release, drive, and recovery, good body posture and body mechanics, exiting and entering the boat and turning strokes.
As campers advance, lessons concentrate on balance, the addition of power to the stroke, and safety while improving both technical skill and physical conditioning. Lessons focus on developing technique, rowing as a team, race tactics and fitness, more advanced boat handling skills, equipment care, and rowing technique. Cody provides all equipment and requests that campers wear waterproof shorts and tops over their bathing suits. Rowing lessons are only available for Inters and Seniors.