LEARN TO ROW

2022 ADULT SESSIONS

Session 1: May 16 - June 2
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Session 2: June 6 - June 22
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Session 3: June 27 - July 14
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2022 JUNIOR SESSIONS

Session 1: Week of May 23rd
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Session 2: Week of May 31st
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PROGRAM DETAILS

If you've always wanted to join a rowing team, this class is the place to start. Although there is no obligation to join the club, after completing Learn to Row, participants have the option to join the Minnesota Boat Club and continue rowing as a member of the Novice team.​ But, for now, this class will introduce you to all aspects of rowing technique.

We will start by teaching you good technique, and then (in the nicest possible way!) make sure you use it. We will also consistently use "real" rowing terminology so that if you do continue, you will already speak the language.  Understanding what your coach wants you to do is an essential first step towards being able to learn and adjust while out on the water. Once basic technique has been established on our indoor rowing machines, the class will move to the water where participants will progress their technique using our stable training boats. If participant technique and class timeline permits, the class will conclude with time in a real rowing shell!

Adult Program

Schedule: 8 classes over 3 weeks

PARTICIPANT Fee: $240

Junior Program

Schedule: 4 classes over 1 week

PARTICIPANT Fee: $50

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be able to swim and/or tread water for 15 minutes.

  • Must be at least 14 years old.

Waitlist

If sessions fill up and you weren't able to snag a spot, sign up for the Learn to Row Waitlist. Waitlist contacts will be the first to get notified when new sessions are available and if current sessions have a cancellation to fill.

For additional details please see the More Information section below or submit a question.

"I REALLY ENJOYED IT & WANT TO KEEP TRYING!"

"THANK YOU!

SO MUCH FUN!"

"Very good pace of introducing the skills."

MORE INFORMATION

 

Requirements

  • Must be able to swim and/or tread water for 15 minutes.

  • Must be at least 14 years old. 

What to Wear and Bring

  • Wear old tennis shoes or other stable footwear (no sandals or flip-flops).

  • Wear fitted shorts, like Spandex, because looser clothes can get stuck in the moving parts of the rowing machines and boats.

  • Bring a water bottle; you can fill it up at the boathouse.

 

How to Find Us

Click here for detailed directions.​

 

Weather

Rowing is a weather-dependent sport, but classes will be held rain or shine, with as much time as possible spent in boats.

 

Make-Up Classes

Because this is a team sport, we cannot offer make-up classes for individuals. Please choose a session that allows you to attend and participate in all the classes!

 

Limitations

Boats come in different sizes.   The boats we use for our rowing classes can accommodate rowers up to 240 lbs. The maximum width for each seat in the boat is 24", or about the width of an easy chair.  Our equipment is not safe for anyone beyond those limitations.

 

Refund Policy

There is a non-refundable, $10 deposit included in your registration.  You can receive the remainder if you cancel your Learn to Row or Taste of Rowing enrollment more than two weeks prior to your session. You will receive a 50% refund (minus the $10 deposit) if you cancel 8 to 14 days before the start of your session.  No refund will be given if you cancel during the week leading up to your session. 

 

Custom Classes

It's also possible to have us coordinate a class specifically for your group of 8-12 people. Maybe your cycling group, book club or golf buddies would like to take a rowing class with you.  We can try to have your class meet on 3 days and times that work the best for your group! 

 

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