Please note the new dates since the class was postponed one week due to flooding: The class will meet Monday 5/13, Wednesday 5/15, Monday 5/20, and Wednesday 5/22, with a final shared session and cookout on Friday May 24. We apologize for the inconvenience.
This program meets twice weekly, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 - 8pm at the Grand Rapids boathouse. Additionally, there is a final mini-regatta and cookout at 6 pm on Friday, May 24 (at which family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend). Please mark that date on your calendar.
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.
The content of sessions 101-103 is the same; intermediate (200 level) and advanced (300 level) classes are also available.
What to bring: Rowing is a good workout. Wear workout clothes. Wear tight-fitting shorts (spandex if you dare), as loose-fitting clothes will get caught in the rowing shell's mechanisms. Wear socks that you are not afraid to get dirty - really dirty - and shoes that you can easily slip off.
Bring some bug spray and sunglasses, and a full water bottle to every practice.
Rowing is a water sport. We could row in the rain, so a towel and change of clothes in your car would also be a good idea.
Attendance is limited to 10 participants so sign up now!
Please note: As all classes take place outdoors, we have periodically been forced to cancel individual class periods due to flooding or bad weather. We guarantee that we will hold at least 3 of 4 scheduled class periods - and typically are able to "make up" lost classes, as well.
IMPORTANT: All participants will need to read, print, and bring this (signed) waiver to the first session! We must have a signed waiver from you in order to place you in a boat!
(Waiver requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the free Reader software here.)