Spring 2021 Masters

Spring 2021 Masters Rowing

Spring has Sprung and it's time to think about getting back on the water! As expected, SRA Masters will start on-the-water, but are expected to have mental flexibility as the team will need to adjust for wind, cold, light, and other weather conditions. A combination of quads, doubles, and singles under the guidance of Coach Bob Tarrant ensures you stay fit, healthy, and with a community of like minded people as we press into Spring!

Additionally, SRA is taking all the necessary precautions to combat COVID-19, including dividing the team into PODS, staggering arrival and departure times, and closing the indoor facilities. All our COVID-19 protocol can be found HERE.

Registration opens on March 1st, with programming starting on April 12th.  Join us, this Spring, is our pursuit of achieving our mission in fostering excellence and integrity in our athletes!

Masters with Coach Bob

Dates: April 12th to June 11th

Daily Sessions:
Daily Session (somewhat dependent on available AM daylight)
M: 5:30 am - 6:45 am
T: 5:30 am - 6:45 am and 8:00 am - 9:30 am
W: 5:30 am - 6:45 am
Th: 5:30 am - 6:45 am and 8:00 am - 9:30 am
F: 5:30 am - 6:45 am
Sat: 7:00 am - 8:30 am ( possibly earlier based on other program start times)

Cost: $395


Spring Bean's Babes (& Dudes) with Coach Bean

Dates: TBD
Sessions Offered: TBD

*Refer to the Beans Babes and Dudes with Blades section below for more info.

Ready to register

Click the link to be redirected to SIPlay, our registration page.  Scroll down for COVID-19 considerations and program overviews!

 Fall Covid-19 Considerations

  • SRA's pod groups will expand to 20.
  • Shell size will be limited to quads and box coxed 4+s.
  • The program will continue to be exclusively outdoors. There will be no access to bathrooms, locker rooms, changing areas, or workout space.
  • On the week of October 5th, SRA coaching staff will review our progress, and make changes to the schedule, which include but are not limited to: 1) changing pod assignments, 2) changing practices times, and/or 3) adding weekend practices.
  • At this time, we do not have any races scheduled, but we are looking into dual races (against one other team).
  • Athletes will not be required to check-in daily at the beginning of practice.  They are still responsible for staying home if they demonstrate COVID-19 symptoms, have been in direct contact with someone with COVID-19, or have left the NY State region and need to quarantine.

These steps will be updated prior to the Spring 2021 Season.

Masters Program Overview

SRA is pleased to offer several programs, both on and off the water, structured to meet the differing goals and schedules of the adult rowing community. 

The SRA Masters Rowing Programs are open to all Adult Rowers (age 22 and up).  While all rowing skill levels are welcome, if you are a beginner, we recommend either prior participation in the winter training program, attending the “Adult Learn-to-Row” Program in July and August, and/or taking private rowing lessons (contact the SRA Business Manager for details on private instruction)  

Whether you are training to win a national championship, rowing for fitness only, or just enjoy getting on the water occasionally, the SRA Masters Rowing Program is for you!!

Regardless of your goals, our training programs and on-water crews are developed based on your individual rowing skill level.  For those interested, many competitive opportunities exist throughout the year.  Never raced??  Try it – you’ll be hooked!!

QUESTIONS?? Please feel free to contact us at 518-587-6697 or info@saratogarowing.com

Winter Training Indoor Program

6-week blocks of indoor training on the ergometers and with weights and body circuits.  Experienced and novice train together in these 90-minute blocks.

On-The-Water General Programming

SRA Masters offers 3-seasons of On-The-Water rowing:

  • Spring Season: April 5 - June 26
  • Summer Season: June 28 - August 28
  • Fall Season: September 1st - TBD

For fees and practice schedule, please contact our business manager at sraofficemgr@gmail.com

Babes and Dudes with Blades

The Babes (and Dudes) with Blades give the novice and intermediate-level rower instruction and opportunities to row single and double sculling boats in small groups. The cost of each session is based on the number of participants. The sessions are usually held weekdays, in the early morning and lunch hour, with one session offered on Saturdays. Pay only for the sessions you attend.

Masters “Scull Alone” Certification

Any SRA member enrolled in the Master's program may earn his or her “Scull Alone” certification by demonstrating an aptitude for rowing a single, passing a flip test and paying a small additional fee.  This certification allows the rower to use an SRA recreational single without a coach and during the club’s open hours.