Thanks to all the coaches and participants in our Winter Erg Training at 8th Day Gym. We were privileged to partner with 8th Day again this year. They have an excellent training facility, wonderful staff and provided a great place for our Juniors and Adults to hone our technique and speed on the ergs. A special thanks to Renee Zuidema and Angie Wooden, our adult coaches.
We are pleased to present our 2017 Learn to Row class schedule. LTR 100 Beginning Sweep Rowing class has morning and evening sessions during spring and fall. The addition of a 2-week Row Pass rowing class introduces new rowers gives them training at a higher level and provides a great bridge to our Masters program. For those looking for more after the initial sweep rowing class, we offer sculling sessions in July and August. These classes will also provide Blue certification to row independently as a member of the club.
In sweep rowing, each rower uses a single oar. All adult beginners start with sweep rowing. These courses emphasize enjoying the sport, developing excellent basic technique, getting a low-impact, full-body workout, and working well with crew mates. After completing the 100 level class, the world of rowing is open to you!
LTR 100 Sweep Sessions
Our 100-level Learn-to-Row classes are meant for beginners with no prior rowing experience. It is also a useful refresher for those who have been off the water for several seasons! Each Learn-to-Row class learns the basics of sweep rowing in eight- and four-person rowing shells. Our final class is a friendly competition right at the boathouse dock; a mini-regatta coupled with a cookout we call "Boats, Beers, and Burgers." It's a lot of fun and a great way to show off your new rowing skills. Make sure to invite your friends and family... it's the last Thursday night of the session!
Regardless of your level of experience, physical fitness, body size or shape, or age (we suggest age 13 and up), you can participate in the beginner class. New! This year, we are adding two weeks of complimentary rowing with our adult recreational rowing team. Your excellent coaching continues with Dave Morrison and you have the opportunity to meet and row with some of the best people around. We are looking forward to having you in the boats!
Class size: Minimum 8, Maximum 16
Adult Recreational Rowing Schedule
Morning and Evening Classes
Our Spring and Fall LTR sessions offer a morning class that meets from 9-11am on Mondays and Wednesdays. Rowers in these classes are encouraged to participate in the evening mini-regatta that concludes each session. Our evening classes are our most popular and we are offering sessions on both M/W nights and T/Th nights throughout the season. Choose one that fits your schedule.
LTR 100 Coaches
|LTR 101||Register||weekend + 4-weeks Mon/Wed 9:00 - 11:00 AM||4/29 - 5/25||Amy|
|LTR 102||Register||weekend + 4-weeks Tues/Thurs 6:00 - 8:00 PM
||4/29 - 5/25||Renee|
|LTR 103||Register||5-weeks Tue/Thu 6:00 - 8:00 PM||5/30 - 6/29||Renee|
|LTR 104||Register||5-weeks Mon/Wed 6:00 - 8:00 PM||5/31 - 6/29||Julie|
|LTR 105||Register||5-weeks Tue/Thu 6:00 - 8:00 PM||7/11 - 8/10||David|
|LTR 106||Register||5-weeks Tue/Thu 9:00 - 11:00 AM||8/22 - 9/21||Amy|
|LTR 107||Register||5-weeks Tue/Thu 6:00 - 8:00 PM||8/22 - 9/21||David|
Sculling uses two smaller oars per rower, instead of the single large oar used for sweep rowing. For more information on the difference between sculling and sweeping, check out New Rower/Parent Information, prepared for our novice high school athletes.
LTR 200 Sculling for Beginners
Sculling uses two oars per rower. The class is designed for beginners as well as advanced adults who have either participated in a previous session or have rowing experience. Beginners will be taught sculling in recreational single shells. Participants will have opportunities for informal racing, but the intensity of all sessions will be based on the ability and desire of the participants.
Class size: Minimum 3, Maximum 5
Members: This course is designed to prepare you for the blue-level certification exam, which will allow you to row any recreational single by yourself or any coxed (8+, 4+, 4x) shell with other blue/green certified rowers, without a launch.
LTR 200 Coaches
LTR 300 Intermediate Sculling
This class is open only to GRRA members.
The course is designed for scullers who have either participated in a previous LTR 300 sculling class or have other substantial sculling experience. Participants will exclusively use racing shells (and comfortably so), will learn race strategies and advanced techniques with which to maximize their efficiency and power on the water. Participants will have opportunities for informal racing, but the intensity of all sessions will be based on the ability and desire of the participants.Class size: Minimum 2, Maximum 3
Prerequisite: Members-only; LTR 200 Sculling for Beginners, documentation of previous experience elsewhere, or coach approval
Schedule: Three sessions in one week
Shells: Double (2x), Single (1x)
Cost: $75 (members-only)
Members: This course is designed to prepare you for the green-level certification exam, which will allow you to row a racing single by yourself or any non-coxed (4x, 4-, 2-) shell with other green certified rowers, without a launch.
LTR 400 Coaches