Outreach/OWL on the Water
We feel that rowing, with its inherent physical and psychological demands, can and should play a role in stemming the obesity epidemic. Through a unique partnership with the Optimal Weight for Life (OW.) clinic at Children's Hospital Boston, we created OWL on the Water, a rowing program designed exclusively for youth enrolled in the OWL clinic. With specialized coaching and specific health and nutrition benchmarks, this program is helping youth take significant steps not only toward weight loss, but also toward developing an athletic mindset in terms of behavior, accountability, and effort.
Practice is twice per week, year round, with competition annually at the CRASH B World Indoor Rowing Championships in February and the City of Boston Mayor's Cup in June, with other competitions as directed by the coaching staff.
For more information on OWL on the Water, please contact Coach Sandra.
For information on the Optimal Weight for Life clinic at Children's Hospital Boston, please contact Sarah Picard.