Learn to Row Program Summary
We successfully hosted both adult and junior Learn to Row classes in summer 2020, and we plan to offer them again this summer!
Our approach to rowing safely includes:
In order to get the most out of your class and for your own safety, general fitness is required. You don't need to be a superstar athlete, but you should be able to lift 20-25 pounds overhead and touch your toes. Good balance is also necessary. As part of class, you will be lifting the boat into and out of the water. The boats sit close to the water and you will need to be able to get in and out of them under your own power.
Swimming ability is required for class participation. Rowing is a water sport and it's important that you feel confident in the water in case of an emergency. All students must take and successfully complete the Swim Test (swim 50 yards, tread water for 10 minutes, and don a life jacket while in the water) prior to your first class, or have earned a lifeguard or SCUBA certification within the last 5 years.
Please bring your completed Swim Test Form, SCUBA certification or Life Guard certification to your first class.
What if I am not a strong swimmer?
How do I complete the swim test?