ST&BF Indoor Row Group Invites Area Survivors to Participate in the 2022/23 Season – November 1st through April 30th!

ST&BF Indoor Row Group Invites Area Survivors to Participate in the 2022/23 Season – November 1st through April 30th!

Consider these benefits of indoor rowing:

  • Rowing is easy to learn and can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities!
  • Rowing is a low impact activity offering smooth, rhythmic and impact free motion for comfortable and injury free exercise!
  • Rowing exercises all major muscle groups through a wider range of motion than most other exercises thereby promoting strength, fitness, flexibility, and mobility!
  • Rowing with others provides for a supportive, social, and enjoyable environment!
  • Rowing is a time-efficient exercise that allows for a great workout in little time!

About the ST&BF Indoor Row Group:

The Indoor Row Group was established in fall of 2015 as a group of about twenty cancer survivor-athletes trained for our first Lake Michigan Crossing at the Lakeview Center of the Sheboygan YMCA on Saturday, March 11th, 2016, using Concept2 ergometers (rowing machines). This relay-style event covers a distance equal to that from the Sheboygan Lighthouse to the Ludington (MI) lighthouse – 100-kilometers (62 miles)! We invite area cancer patients/survivors to train with us for our next, Eighth Annual, Lake Michigan Crossing scheduled for Saturday, March 11th, 2023!

Members of the Indoor Row Group train together several times per week using Concept2 ergometers (rowing machines) that are located in the MOA/SCBS 2nd Floor Conference Room and made available during rowing sessions typically scheduled one or two evenings a week during our season which runs from November 1st through April 30th.

In addition to many scheduled casual row sessions, the Indoor Row Group offers a variety of challenges and fun activities that team members may choose to participate in including: row & shoot biathlon, team (relay) rows, and individual and team/group challenges.

Additionally, SCCCF has once again teamed up with ROW (Recovery on Water -, a rowing team located in Chicago that gives breast cancer patients and survivors the unique opportunity to interact, become active in their recovery. ROW will once again be offering virtual coaching sessions with a certified row coach. In fact, ROW’s head coach, Colin Darnton, will be coaching us this season!

Colin’s rowing resume includes four years as a varsity crew member at the University of Michigan and a strong high school career with notable performances at regional and national championships. His love of the sport soon brought him to coaching, and he includes Northwestern University Men’s Rowing and Chicago Rowing Union Masters among the teams he has led.

As Head Coach at ROW, Colin develops team training plans for water and indoor rowing and leads the ROW coaching staff in teaching rowing technique and conducting safe practices for both Novice and Masters team members.

The focus of Coach Colin’s sessions for ST&BF will be to teach our Indoor Row Group survivor-athlete/rowers proper rowing technique for safe and injury-free rowing while promoting the joy and fun of this healthy activity!

To learn more about the ST&BF Indoor Rowing Group contact Tim and schedule an Indoor Row Group introduction and demonstration!

Read what some of our Indoor Row Group Survivor-athlete/rowers have to say about the Indoor Row Group:

Sue Zalewski:

Maryellen Kloiber:

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