Adult Learn to Row
This program is for adults interested in learning the basic techniques and styles of sculling and sweep rowing. The program is a low impact sport available to adults of all athletic levels. Each monthly Learn to Row session consists of four weeks of rowing three nights per week. The twelve day program includes both instruction on land and learning basic rowing technique on the water. On-water activities are dependent on weather and river conditions.
Learn to Row training is offered at three levels:
- Level 1 - Introduction to the sport of rowing. Includes instruction on safety, equipment basics, introduction to sweep rowing (one oar) and introduction to sculling (two oars). Cost is $200. (April session cost is $150 - cold water special!)
- Level 2 - Skill development for both sweep and sculling to prepare rowers for ARC adult rowing programs. You must have completed level 1 to participate in level 2. You must complete level 2 to participate in the adult evening rowing program. Cost is $150.
- Level 3 - Small boat skills. Training in singles and doubles only, safety permitting. You must have completed levels 1 and 2 to participate in level 3. You must complete level 3 to participate in the adult morning rowing program. Cost is $125.
Evening: Classes are 3 evenings per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Make up dates may be scheduled for holidays and weather cancellations at the discretion of the coach.
Morning: Morning sessions will be offered at 5:30 to 7:00 AM starting in June. There will be only one session for each Level; sign up now for June. Practices will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Every effort is made to get back to the dock on time so folks can get to work.
|Session||2013 Session Dates||Class Level Offered|
|1 PM||April 1 to April 26||1 only|
|2 PM||May 6 to May 31||1 and 2|
|3 AM||June 3 to June 28||1 only|
|3 PM||June 3 to June 28||1, 2, and 3|
|4 AM||July 1 to July 26||2 only|
|4 PM||July 1 to July 26||1, 2 and 3|
|5 AM||August 5 to August 30||3 only|
|5 PM||August 5 to August 30||1, 2 and 3|
|6 PM||September 2 to September 27||1, 2 and 3|
You must be able to swim in order to participate in any ARC program. Participants must complete a swimmer affirmation form certifying that they are able to tread water for 10 minutes and swim a distance of 100 yards (4 pool laps) without stopping. The coach's launch is equipped with life jackets for each participant in the event that a rower goes overboard. All participants must view and understand the USRowing Safety video which is shown on the first night of practice.