Killer Bees Rowing Club

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Killer Bees participate in National Learn to Row Day

National Learn to Row Day

On June 7, 2008, rowing clubs around the country will be opening their doors to the public and offering an introduction to the sport of rowing. This event is the 8th Annual Learn to Row Day led by USRowing and Concept2.

We are holding a Learn To Row Day at Regatta Point on Sat June 7 from from 8AM to Noon. The Killer Bees are hosting this event in collaboration with Lake Quinsigamond Community Rowing. The Killer Bees Rowing Club offers rowing for adults of all ages and abilities. LQCR has programs for school age rowers.

Participants will be shown the basic rowing stroke, and find out some basic information about the sport of rowing. Participants will be offered the opportunity to try a short row in a crew boat to get the feel of rowing. In order to try a row, participants MUST know how to swim well, and must complete a waiver. Any rowers under the age of 18 will need a parent to sign as well.

This is a FREE event. When you get to the gate, just mention that you are at the park for Learn to Row Day and you will not need to pay for parking either.

Call or email ahead if you can, but no reservation is needed. Email to or call 978-808-1102 for more info.

Come down to the boathouse and have some fun!

April to May 2008 - Group Rowing Personal Training

The nice folks over at the Greendale YMCA have tailored a group personal training class for Killer Bees, YMCA members and just plain anyone who wants to try it!

Make your training sessions more productive and fun! Work on stroke rate and power! Learn how to make rowing a part of your cross-training routine! Beginners, learn proper form, posture, and technique. Rowing GPT is a certified trainer-led program designed to coach novice to advance participants through a range of efficient workouts. Learn to effectively use a variety of training tools to build in the off-season including the ergometer, BOSU ® ball, stability ball, medicine ball, dumbbells and bands to build muscle, increase metabolism, burn fat and maximize results! Classes limited to 6 people.

Past News

October 14, 2007 - Pumpkin Paddle

Killer Bee Michele Almstrom has been busy organizing the 2nd Annual Massachusetts Pumpkin Paddle, which was a huge success. There was a Killer Bee group at the race cheering on Bryan Gregoire as he rowed one of the pumpkins to fame! Here is a link to an article which ran on the front page of the Telegram & Gazette.

October 14, 2007 - LQWA Cleanup

Anne & Anita, knowing how to really have a good time, spent the morning volunteering with the Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Association' s cleanup of Ramshorn Island. About a dozen people removed almost a dumpster full of trash off the island.