Junior (High & Middle School) Programs
The GMS Rowing Center is an innovative new rowing club located on the tranquil waters of Lake Lillinonah, in New Milford, CT. The sizable lake allows for long-distance rowing with minimal turning. A 3500 sq. ft boathouse, good selection of Club boats, protected dock and launch area, as well as ample parking complete the picture of this inviting new club.

The miles upon miles of protected water and beautiful scenery provide a perfect venue for all rowers:

  • From novices just getting acquainted with this fast growing sport
  • Recreational rowers
  • Juniors, college rowers home for the summer
  • Adults (Master’s Competitive Program)
  • Elite competitors

This tranquil setting is ideal for:

  • Focusing on technique
  • Conditioning in preparation for upcoming races
  • The sheer enjoyment of the sport

The Rowing Center provides various packages to suit you and your schedule whilst helping you improve your technique and fitness. This includes weekday programs, weekend camps and private training sessions. In addition a highly regarded personal training program and lactate profile testing are available to ensure you are ready to compete at your optimal level.

Guenter Beutter (Technical Director) majored in sports science and psychology at Geissen University and subsequently had research papers published on lactic acid production, oxygen uptake and the use of magnesium supplements among high performance athletes. In 1989 he was recruited into the German National Team. From 1989 -1997 he coached both men and women in the sculling and sweep boats. His athletes competed in five world championships earning four gold and one silver medal. In 1997 he was appointed head coach of the women’s lightweight Quadruple Scull which medaled at all major European regattas and earned a gold medal at the 1997 World Championships.

Please study the Web site, contact us with any queries and we hope to see you at the Club.

Interview with GMS head coach GŁnter Beutter