The mission of Delta Sculling Center is to support everyone, no matter what motivation brings them to the center; to become more fit, regain/improve health, find a new sport, enjoy the Delta, train for competition, improve their sculling technique, or find an adaptive sport.
The following programs are offered at Delta Sculling Center (DSC):
- The DSC OarBusters program is one of just eleven adaptive rowing programs on the west coast and is sanctioned and supported by US Rowing. It serves people with PTSD, brain injury, physical disabilities, and neurological issues. It allows participants to improve health, be social and to find new ways to be active or rehabilitate. The center leads bi-weekly coached adaptive
workouts using indoor rowing machines (ergometers or "ergs"). They also
have the appropriate equipment for rowers who can use only their arms
and backs to row or just their arms. Their intention is to exclude no one
and include everyone!
- The Delta Heroes team, comprised of disabled
vets and active duty military, is part of US Rowing’s Freedom Rows
initiative. While some of the disabled
vets have physical challenges, others are “able-bodied” but struggle with
emotional, psychological and cognitive difficulties resulting from their
military service. DSC supports a team of
military to compete in Concept2’s Military Challenge each February. Vets and active duty military are invited to
land row at DSC, each submitting their meters rowed for credit to their
division or branch of the military. DSC
is also allied with a program of the Palo Alto Health Care System to include
sculling in individual rehabilitation plans for injured veterans.
- Junior Sculling is a program for boys and girls
ages 12-16, all coming from underserved communities in Stockton who are offered
full/partial tuition assistance and help with transportation to participate in
the program. This is part of US Rowing’s
“America Rows Program” – a diversity in rowing initiative. America Rows’ mission is to increase
opportunities in rowing, highlighting its advantages for underrepresented youth.
DSC offers adult private and
semi-private lessons. This program is for those who are new to rowing and
prefer private (one-on-one) or semi-private instruction over a small-group
setting and/or the flexibility of setting their own time schedule. You
will start by learning about sculling equipment, rowing terminology and
sculling technique using a land rowing machine (i.e. ergometer or "erg").
The next step will be on the water experience in stable training boats. Once
you are ready, you will build on your skills and start the transition into less
stable singles. The learning experience will be adapted to the needs and
desires of the individual rower(s).
lessons to advance your sculling are available.
This program offers expert coaching in the skills you and your coach
identify. Mix it up and invite one or three friends to join you for
lessons in a double or quad.