Recreation Department Offering Sculling Rowing Program

Recreation Director Barry Welch announces a new program as part of its Sports and More programing for Quincy residents which will introduce the sport of crew to boys and girls entering grades 8 through 10.

Utilizing the Quincy Recreation Department two-man rowing shells, this activity will provide the entry level skills of sculling that will build a foundation for advancing to the four- and eight-man rowing shells which are used in high school rowing programs.

The program will be conducted at the Quincy Recreation Department William F. Ryan Boating and Sailing Facility at Blacks Creek, which is located in Merrymount Park.

Beginning on Tuesday, July 10th there will be three separated classes from 10 to 10:50 a.m., 11 to 11:50 a.m. and noon to 12:50 p.m. The program will continue on Tuesday and Thursdays until with eight classers ending Aug. 3rd.

Alicia Golden, the department rowing coach for the combined high school crew club, will be supervising the program utilizing the two man new rowing shells that were recently approved for the department by the Mayor Thomas Koch and the Quincy City Council.

Registration began Wednesday, July 5 at 9 a.m. at the Ryan Boating Facility or online at the recreation department website Cost isĀ  $30 for participants who are not currently enrolled the department boating and sailing program this summer and $20 for those who are current participants at Blacks Creek.

All participants must complete a pre-requisite swim test which will be conducted by the recreation department aquatic staff at the Lincoln Hancock pool. Enrollment will be limited and done on a first come first served basis.

For additional information contact the recreation department at 617-376-1394.

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