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Adult Learn to Row

Adult Learn to Row is open to everyone age 14 and over. High school students may also be interested in our HS LTR program.

 After completing the class, rowers are invited to join adult Novice practices through August 31st at no additional charge! Adult Novice practices are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, 6:15-8:30 p.m., and on Sunday mornings.

No prior experience is necessary. 

Class size is limited to 4 rowers to ensure physical distancing. Rowers will be learning to to row in singles so come prepared to get wet!

Please check out our swim test requirement before signing up, and make sure you complete the test before class begins!

class schedule 2021

Evening classes: Evening classes meet twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for two weeks.

Weekend classes: Weekend classes meet on Saturday and Sunday, for one weekend. We also reserve the following weekend in case the first weekend gets rained out.



May Weekend

May 15,16,

(rain date May 22,23)

10 am - 3 pm

May Evenings

May 18, 20, 25, 27
6:15 - 8:30 pm



Early June Evenings

June 1, 3, 8, 10 6:15 - 8:30 pm

Early June Weekend

June 5,6 (rain date June 12,13)

10 am - 3 pm

Late June Evenings

June 15, 17, 22, 246:15 - 8:30 pm

Late June Weekend

June 19,20 (rain date June 26,27)

 10 am - 3 pm


 Class type Dates Time 

 July 6, 8,

13, 15

 6:15 - 8:30 pm

Details coming



 July 10/11,


  10 am - 3 pm

Details coming



 July 20, 22,

27, 29

 6:15 - 8:30 pm

Details coming



 July 24/25,

July 31, Aug. 1

  10 am - 3 pm

Details coming



 Class type Dates Time 

 August 7/8, 14/15

  10 am - 3 pm

Details coming


Private lessons: If these dates don't work for you, or you're interested in private lessons for any other reason, please contact the Learn to Row Coordinator for help getting set up with a coach.

Covid-19 safety precautions

You will be learning to row in singles only to ensure physical distancing. If you want to take LTR with a household member or quarantine buddy, you can eventually learn to row in a double together.

Attendees must wear a mask at all times while on land.

During class, we will be outside as much as possible.

We will follow Dane County's current public health orders at all times.


Q: What should I wear to class?

A: Rowing attire is close-fitting shorts or pants and t-shirt, additional layers depending on weather, gym shoes (for land classes) or water sandals and socks (for water sessions). You do not need to wear spandex.

Q: I want to learn to row in a single. Do you teach sculling?

A: For social distancing, all classes this summer teach sculling in singles!

Q: Where can I park for class?

A: Parking is available on Gorham St as well as in the James Madison Park lot at Gorham St and N Butler St.

Q: I've never rowed before. Can I take the class?

A: YES! Learn-to-Row class is designed for folks who have never rowed before.

Q: What happens to class when it is raining?

A: We'll set up a group text with your instructor, so they can notify you if class is canceled. Otherwise, please assume that class will be held and come to the boathouse.

Q: I need to miss a class. Can I make it up?

A: We have a limited number of spots in each class and a tight schedule. Please sign up for a class where you can come to every meeting. If you have an emergency, please contact your instructor and we'll try to work something out.

Q: How can I continue to row after class?

A: Adult LTR includes Novice practice until August 31st. After that, you'll be eligible for a discounted membership as a recent LTR graduate.

If you have any other questions regarding class content, contact the
Learn to Row Coordinator.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 646
Madison, WI 53701

Boathouse Address:
622 E Gorham St
Madison, WI

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