Renegade Rowing creates a healthy community and athlete lifestyle by combining the best of rowing, fitness, and strength training through competition. Our methods focus on building general physical preparedness and enabling sport specific skill. Renegade Rowers dare to be different and seize the opportunity to achieve their true potential. Daily competition allows us to track progress toward our goals, but more importantly to have fun and experience the journey.
Renegade Rowing is not your typical rowing program or your typical strength and conditioning program. We’re not interested in the way things have always been. Traditionally strength and conditioning is something your rowing coach has recommended in the off-season through “other” facilities and “other” coaches. What if those “other” places have never rowed before? Can they really understand what your coach needs you to improve and strengthen?
Renegade Rowing offers a solution. Renegade athletes train at the premier facilities for rowing and fitness in the Boston area, Community Rowing and CrossFit Boston, with world-class coaching. We offer the committed athlete an opportunity to develop the general physical preparedness needed for competitive rowing along with the sport specificity to truly compete. We seek athletes who dare to be different and seize the opportunity to achieve their true potential. Renegade Rowing coaches expect hard-working athletes who are motivated to make a change and fight for their goals.
Renegade Rowing is not just for rowers, it is also for the competitive athlete. Any athlete in any sport can benefit from becoming a renegade and learning how the combination of rowing and fitness can lead to unparalleled results. Whether it’s achieving more consistent pressure through the middle of your Olympic Lifts, developing greater cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, or increasing your ability to deal with metabolic waste. Rowing is a sport of strength and endurance requiring both power and grace. The skills learned in Renegade Rowing will allow athletes to move better and faster in any arena.
As a member of the Renegade Rowing Team athletes can expect to be challenged on a daily basis. Your Renegade Coach will help you find your weak points and show you how to strengthen them. The coaching at Renegade Rowing is positive, energetic, and engaging. Athletes will learn how to move, jump, lift, throw, and row. Every Renegade Athlete will receive the individualized feedback and instruction they need to get stronger and row faster.
Founder & Head Coach, Patrick Larcom
Patrick Larcom is an ambassador for the Sport of Rowing and Fitness. He rowed for the University of Vermont and has been coaching competitive juniors and adults for the last four years. Patrick has combined rowing and fitness by offering rowing workshops and instruction to members and coaches at CrossFit Morristown and CrossFit Boston. In June Patrick graduated from the Institute for Rowing Leadership, a masters level program for rowing coaches. By day Patrick is the Head Coach of Renegade Rowing and a coach at CrossFit Boston. By night Patrick programs the Rowing WODs for the CF Rowing Facebook Page. He’s a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer and US Rowing Level III Certified Coach. Patrick dreams of the day when racing on the water makes it to the CrossFit Games and every athlete has experienced the power and grace of flying across the water.
- Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT – 2007
- Master of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ – 2011
- Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership - Institute for Rowing Leadership, Boston, MA – 2012
- US Rowing Level III Certified Coach
- CrossFit Level I Certified Trainer