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Try rowing on a machine or on the water at the Harry Parker Boathouse - everything is free on National Learn to Row Day!
There will be a fishing tournament on the river Sunday 4/30.
Brighton, MA — The Institute for Rowing Leadership at Community Rowing, Inc.
Due to the predicted incoming storm, CRI will close on Tuesday the 14th of March at 8 am, and we will stay closed until Wednesday, March 15th at 10 am. Programs that start before 7:30 will run on Tuesday morning, and will NOT run on Wednesday morning.
IRL Announces Six Women and Four Men in the Class of 2018
Brighton, MA — The Institute for Rowing Leadership at Community Rowing, Inc. announces the Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership program Class of 2018. Six women and four men, including internationals from Australia and Peru, make up the seventh class of fellows to join the IRL. The incoming class was selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants with rowing and coaching experience that stretches from coast to coast and around the globe. With a wealth of outside experience in addition to their coaching from practicing law to serving as an EMT to working as a labor and delivery nurse, the Class of 2018 is united by the life changing impact that rowing and coaching has had for them and will for those they coach.
This Class of 2018 will be the seventh class of the IRL. There are 35 alumni working in capacities throughout the rowing world, with an additional 10 fellows on track to graduate and join the professional coaching ranks this June. The Class of 2018:
- Vanessa Felso – Bryn Mawr College
- Emilie Johnston – University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Katie Jones – Colorado State University & Thomas Jefferson University
- Scott Jones – Elon University
- Diego Mejia Petersen – San Martín de Porres University (Peru)
- Mitch Nelson – RMIT University (Australia)
- Rachel Purington – University of Rhode Island
- Annalise Routneberg – Boston University
- Ben Urbanowski – Mercyhurst University
- Mackenzie Whiteside – University of Wisconsin-Madison
“We are excited about this incoming class of fellows as it is emblematic of the wealth of experience that the IRL fellowship program is built upon. This class brings together coaches from three countries, with experience ranging from coaching international medalists to coaching and rowing at highly competitive high school and college programs to building community organizations from the ground up. Through our unique program of collaborative learning in the classroom, these new fellows will also learn a tremendous amount from each other’s life experiences on a daily basis,” said CRI Director of Coaching Education Matt Lehrer. “Its clear that our IRL graduates are highly sought after in the job market and that is a direct result of bringing in exceptional group like this one and providing them with an environment focused on their development as coaches and people.”
The Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership program is a twelve-month, intensive active learning experience, which includes daily learning in the classroom coupled with immediate implementation of this knowledge on the water. Fellows attend classes taught by top-level instructors and coaches from universities including Harvard University, Brown University, Boston University, Boston College, and Northeastern University. Before and after classes each day, fellows coach in a mentored assistant coach program working with world-class coaches in youth, collegiate, and pre-elite level rowing programs on the Charles River and throughout Boston. IRL graduates have gone on to coach successfully at all levels of rowing from grassroots community programs to the World Championships.
More information on the program, course structure, instructors, and application details can be found online at www.IRLatCRI.org.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR ROWING LEADERSHIP (IRL@CRI)
The Institute for Rowing Leadership, based in Brighton, MA, at Community Rowing Inc., is a one of a kind opportunity for leaders in rowing to study and share knowledge. As the only sport specific graduate level education program in the USA, the IRL provides an intensive yearlong post-graduate fellowship program for selected applicants seeking the Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership. The IRL fellowship program has a curriculum based on both academic and experiential learning methodologies with fellows spending 16-20 hours a week in the classroom learning from Boston-area professors, coaches and professionals, and 16-20 hours a week on-the-water coaching and implementing lessons learned in the classroom. The IRL identifies and develops future leaders for the sport equipping fellows with leadership and management training as well as the highest level of technical knowledge about the sport of rowing. In addition, the IRL provides additional community wide learning opportunities for continued professional development through monthly Coaching Education Series events highlighted by the annual ‘What Works’ Summit held each February.
ABOUT COMMUNITY ROWING, INC.
Rowing changes lives. At Community Rowing Inc. (CRI), the largest nonprofit rowing organization in the United States serves more than 7,000 rowers annually based in Brighton, MA, we are dedicated to fostering a community that is both welcoming and supportive. Under the banner of “Rowing for All”, we make rowing accessible without regard to individual ability, background or experience with a range of programs for beginners, recreational rowers, and competitive athletes. CRI promotes health and fitness for the entire greater Boston community, delivering after-school programs to urban youth, health and fitness programs to physically and mentally challenged members of the community, and learn-to-row programming for youth and adults. CRI was founded in 1985 by a group of Olympic and National Team rowers with the goal of widening the circle of rowing and securing public access for the sport on the Charles River. Today, the organization has over 40 programs and a fleet of more than 105 sweep and sculling shells.
For more information, please contact:
Matt Lehrer, CRI Director of Coaching Education, 617.634.9527, firstname.lastname@example.org