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.
During class, participants will learn the different types of rowing equipment and rowing vocabulary (yes, rowers have own own language!). The first class 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).
After progressing to 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 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.
2023 Junior Learn To Row
Session 1: June 12 – 16 FULL
Session 2: June 26 – 30 FULL
Each session spans 5 days:
available through Community Education. Sorry, sign-ups are full.
2023 Adult Learn To Row
Session 1: June 6, 8, 10 FULL
Session 2: June 20, 22, 24
Each session spans 3 days:
Tuesday & Thursday: 6-8pm;
Saturday: 8-10 am
Fee: $150 + processing fee
Registration: available through Boathouse Connect, use button below.
Questions: contact Head Coach by email.