Our Philosophy

Our Mission

Our mission is to cultivate a positive community that transforms lives by providing elite coaching, development of functional physical fitness, while maintaining a focus on academics so that our members can live happier and healthier.

What we do.

So what does that really mean? It means that at SoNo Rowing, our rowers take responsibility and recognize the effort needed to be successful both on and off the water. Instead of a large team where athletes get lost in the size of the group, SoNo rowers get one on one attention with specific development suited to them.  We incorporate a rigorous land based training program in conjunction with our on water development. Doing so ensures that our athletes can excel in the sport of rowing injury free. Additionally, we enforce a strict GPA policy that compels our athletes to be successful both on the water as well as in the class room. With national success and honor roll students – SoNo Junior Rowers are primed and ready for the challenges that await as they prepare and advance into the collegiate ranks.

Our Philosophy.

  1. Providing a positive developmental experience for all rowers is a fundamental club objective
  2. Competitive success achieved through impeccable sportsmanship is a vital avenue to enhancing self concept, character, and teamwork.
  3. We will strive to boat every rower at every attended regatta.
  4. Coaches have sole discretion in matters such as boating rowers, selecting races within a regatta, setting practices and practice regimen, and team selection. Such selections shall be based on the coaches’ assessment of rower capability, skill, effort, attitude, cooperation, attendance and projected impact on the boat.
  5. We will strive to always be a strong contributing partner in our relationship with the city of Norwalk and with our broader community
  6. Maintaining a fully functional and vibrant club depends heavily upon parental contributions of time, energy and resources


Our promise to you.

We promise to offer a professional environment and a knowledgeable staff dedicated to helping you reach your rowing goals. We promise to always challenge you so that you never get bored and to create a community that will inspire and motivate you.

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