About 30 years ago, a small rowing club was formed in Greenwood Lake. Since then, the club has grown to see Olympic rowers and produce National Champions all training right here on Greenwood Lake.
Each year, the club offers a “Learn to Row” program, which encourages residents to participate in rowing and train alongside some of the best rowers in the country. The “Learn to Row” program consists of a six-week training program and one session at West Point’s indoor training facility.
At the completion of the six-week program, there is a Regatta (race) on Greenwood Lake, which takes place on Sun ., Jun. 2 and this is for all the “Learn to Row” teams to compete against each other.
Registration for the program will be held at the Alex Emodi Boathouse, located at 69 Sterling Rd., on Sat., Mar.30 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost of the program is $130 and the only requirements to join the program are that you are over 18, can swim, and can lift 35+ pounds over your head.
If you are interested in signing up, or have questions about the club, you can show up on sign-up day, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the boathouse at 477-3076.
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the March 27 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.