What is the Litchfield Hills Rowing Club?
The club’s main goal is to offer instruction and education to all those interested in the sport of rowing. Founded n 1978, when the first boats were kept on racks at the Litchfield Town Beach on Bantam Lake, the facilities have grown to a solar-powered boathouse built in 2009. Not only does the club encourage young people from local schools to learn about the sport, it also offers many opportunities for adults as well. On National Learn to Row Day in June, area residents are invited to have lessons with experienced members of the club, learning techniques and rules for safe rowing. Those who want to continue their education can move on to the LHRC’s Learn to Row clinics which enable those who are committed to becoming full members of the club once they’ve completed the initial classes.
LHRC also has a strong relationship with local schools and is intent on introducing the sport of rowing to young people in the area. Wamogo Regional High School and Litchfield High School students are offered a combined program for those interested with both a spring varsity crew team and one for the fall as well. It affords an excellent way to encourage participation year-round.
The LHRC continues to evolve and offers a variety of services for those who want to enjoy the beauty of Bantam Lake while partaking of a sport. And the wide range of activities invites both young and old to participate.