Established in 2004, Freedom Rowers is a non-profit 501(c)(3) co-educational junior rowing team on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The team has over 500 alumni and 30 - 40 rowers in any given season. By teaching the commitment and discipline rowing requires, the organization boosts growth and self-esteem while opening doors for scholastic, community, and personal achievement.

Freedom Rowers enjoys tremendous community support and devotes significant resources to offer need-based scholarships and keep our program fees low.

Freedom Rowers helps youth become all they have the potential to be through the sport of rowing. We encourage young people to strive and succeed. We create an environment in which they can challenge their own limits while appreciating the beauty of nature, the wind on their faces, the blisters on their hands, and the feeling of power that comes from rowing together as one.


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JULY, Covid-19, Team update

Dear Parents and Rowers,

With the beginning of July, the state of Maryland is fortunate to be seeing positive numbers in the COVID-19 infection rate slowing down, and many organizations are being given a hopeful green light to begin opening up their services.
Given the close environment our big boats require, US Rowing has mandated that all rowing this summer will take place in singles only. (and doubles if the participants have been quarantined together.)

With this in mind, Freedom Rowers is cautiously and slowly dipping our blades back into the water. We will be having small, socially distant classes two days a week for the month of July. Classes will be for beginners, intermediate and advanced members of our current team. We will be sculling only....no sweep rowing this summer. At the end of July we will access the current COVID condition as well as the participation and safety of the classes to determine if we will continue into August.

A letter detailing the guidlelines for summer rowing has been mailed to the team families which includes a signup schedule for classes and times. Please contact Coach Gill if you have further questions.

Thank you and we look forward to getting back on the water!!

Chris Gill
Executive Director and Coach

Fellow Coaches: David Hillman  and Kevin White

Board President, Christopher Walsh, Board Members: Alison Sanford, Robert Billings, Sandy Brown and JoRoy Lizewksi

We will continue to monitor National, State and Local guidelines to determine a safe re-opening date for the Freedom Rowers team. Updates will be posted here and emailed to our families.
Thank you.

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