Marin Outreach Rowing Experiences (M.O.R.E.)

The Marin Rowing Association believes that anyone can learn to row and enjoy the team sport of rowing.  The staff, backed by its members, conducts community outreach and adaptive programs for all ages with organizations like Special Olympics, Center for Independant Living, the Canal Alliance, Lighthouse for the Blind, and others.

Team M.O.R.E. Indoor Rowing

Marin Rowing Association (MRA) is pleased to announce an Adaptive Indoor Rowing Team.  The first athletes invited to participate are the athletes from the summer We Can…Learn To Row program.  To date seven athletes are eager to participate.  The rowing workouts and competitions will be on the rowing machines (Ergs).  The sessions will begin in 2011.  They will be on Saturdays and each session will be 1 1/2 hours from noon to 1:30 PM.  Ideally there will be one volunteer for each athlete.  Please let us know if you would like to participate in or volunteer for the Adaptive Indoor Rowing Team!  Contact: Coach Stacey Grossman at staceygrossman@comcast.net. Everyone is welcome!

Team M.O.R.E. Adaptive Rowing

Opportunites are growing for the adaptive community to learn to row on the water and compete if they choose. The United States Rowing Association supports an Adaptive Team that represents the US and the Paralympic Games each year. Adaptive rowing is for all ages and we encourage you to give us a call and give it a try! We’d love to share this great sport with you!

M.O.R.E. Outreach Programs

Lighthouse for the Blind

The Guide Dog Lifestyle is an active lifestyle that requires teamwork. To celebrate this synergy, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Marin Rowing Association team up to give blind youth from San Francisco’s Lighthouse for the Blind an opportunity to learn new skills and have fun in the process.  Groups teens and pre-teens get their first instruction to the sport of rowing on the Corte Madera Creek in Larkspur. Their teachers are competitive rowers and Outreach Manager for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Aerial Gilbert, who herself is a blind rower, and a group of Junior Girls from the Marin Rowing Association. The teens learn how to use rowing machines and get a tactile tour of a rowing scull at the boathouse. Afterward, the groups head to Guide Dogs for the Blind’s California campus in San Rafael for a barbeque. Joining the fun was a local group of Guide Dog puppy raisers and breeding stock custodians, who brought their dogs to interact with the group.

Special Athletes

The MRA conducts Learn-To-Row programs for athletes with cognitive impairments.  The rowing program runs during the summer months over a  a series of Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00pm. The sessions are organized by the club’s Outreach Committee and coached by MRA members and staff.    The athletes eventually race against each other and learn the thrill of rowing competition.  The rowers are cheered on by family and friends watching from the two spectator launches and the shoreline.

Community Organizations: Center for Independent Living, Canal Alliance, Marin City Stars and more!

We will work with your community resource organization to schedule a one-day learn-to-row with your members. Marin Rowing and you have a similar passion, which is to offer a program that helps to develop self-sufficiency and good leadership in our community through access to health and social services, youth development, economic security, and citizenship.