In 2013, we're pleased to bring back these popular classes in the spring and summer. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions.
A learn to row crew practices on the Grand. August 2011 (c) Grand Rapids Press
New in 2013, we have beginner (100 level), intermediate (200 level), and advanced (300 level) courses!
Our Learn-to-Row class are meant for beginners without prior rowing experience, although it is also a very useful refresher for those who have been off the water for several seasons. Here is the full slate of classes being offered this year:
Classes with the same title have the same content, i.e. one Indoor Rowing Elements class will have very similar content to the next Indoor Rowing Elements class. Click on the title of the class for a description.
Classes meet twice weekly for four weeks (for a total of 8 sessions), with a final Friday session following the conclusion of regular classes.
Please note, the schedule below is organized by class level, not necessarily in chronological order... (Keep an eye on the dates!)
Each Learn-to-Row group learns the basics of sweep rowing in eight- and four-person rowing shells, and also has the opportunity to try sculling. There are also opportunities for friendly competition at the conclusion of each course! Check out photos and videos from past sessions!
In addition to sweep rowing (each rower using one oar), we are also very happy to offer a full complement of sculling (each rower with two oars) classes in 2013!
Classes with the same title have the same content, i.e. one Sculling for Beginners class will have very similar content to the next Sculling for Beginners class. Please click on the title of the class for a description.
Classes meet twice weekly for two weeks (for a total of four sessions), with a final Friday session following the conclusion of regular classes. All classes can accept up to 10 students (except for 300 level Advanced classes, which can only accept 6
students). All classes take place at the Grand Rapids boathouse on North Park Street
Costs are reduced for members, and 200 and 300 level classes require attendance at a 100-level class first, except for with coach approval.
If you're not familiar with the difference between sculling (each person has two smaller oars) and sweeping (each person has one large oar), we suggest checking out our "New Rower/Parent Information
" page, prepared for our novice high school athletes... there is a lot of helpful information on there!