Metro Boating launched in the fall of 2017. Once or twice per week after school kids from Metropolitan Business Academy paddled Canal Dock’s new dragon boat, ventured out in kayaks, and even put a few rowing shells on the water. Each session was preceded by healthy snacks, like fresh fruits and nuts, all supplied by MBA faculty.
When the weather cooled enough to put a halt to on-water outings the program moved indoors for “land training,” consisting of plyometric exercises and workouts using rowing machines. Kids are learning how to maintain and improve fitness in anticipation for when Metro Boating hits the water again in the spring.