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Learn to Row Open House

ARC will host National Learn to Row Day - an LTR open house - on Saturday June 5, 2021. The open house is for anyone interested in finding out more about rowing and potentially joining the Learn to Row Program. It is free and will consist of an introduction to the facility and equipment and a chance to talk with experienced rowers about the sport.

Adult Learn to Row Program

Cost: $200 per session.

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. The Learn to Row program includes instruction on land as well as on-water sessions to learn basic rowing technique. Participants who successfully complete the Learn to Row II program are encouraged to consider joining the adult masters rowing program. Speak to your coach!

NOTE: Rowers are requested to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled on-water time to warm up and get organized. On-water activities for all rowing programs are dependent on weather and river conditions.

Learn to Row I

Learn to Row II

Prerequisites

You must be able to swim in order to participate in any ARC program. You should be 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.

You should consult with your physician before starting any strenuous exercise program such as rowing. NOTE: A fully-rigged eight person rowing shell weighs around 200 pounds. With eight people lifting and carrying, each person shoulders 25 to 30 pounds. You should expect to lift 25 - 30 pounds above your head.