Learn To Row

We host several Learn To Row sessions each summer. This is a great chance to learn the basics and test the waters before joining a team.  Rowing safety, boathouse orientation, rowing machine and on-water instruction are included. 

Participants will learn the different types of rowing equipment and rowing vocabulary (yes, rowers have own own language!). The first day will start on land as it is useful to begin by learning the basics of the rowing stroke on a rowing machine (ergometer, or erg for short).

During the on-the-water portion of the Learn To Row session, participants will receive instruction in rowing shells that vary in size from an eight-person sweep boat to a four-person quadruple scull. If ending up in the water makes you nervous, relax!  The larger boats used in Learn To Row are very difficult to flip or to fall out of.

Bring: athletic shoes, socks, water bottle, hat or visor and sunscreen.
Wear: weather-appropriate, bright, close-fitting clothing.

Baggy clothes are not recommended as they may get caught in the seat tracks or the oars. Bright clothes promote visibility on the water. Think hunter orange and fluorescent colors, no black or dark blue t-shirts.

Class will meet if it is raining. No rowing on the water during or with the threat of lightning.

2024 Adult Learn To Row

Session 1: June 17, 18, 20, 22

Session spans 4 days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 6-8 pm 
Saturday: 8-10 am

Fee: $170 + processing fee
Registration:  available through Boathouse Connect, you will need to sign up for a Boathouse Connect membership first.

Questions: contact Head Coach by email.

2024 Junior Learn To Row (ages 12-18)

Session 1: June 24 – 28
Session 2: July 15 – 19

Each session spans 5 days, Monday-Friday. 5-7 pm

Fee: $192
Registration:  available through Rochester Community Enrichment

Questions: contact Head Coach by email.