This program meets three times for approximately one week: Sunday morning (10-12 am), Tuesday evening (6-8 pm), and Thursday evening (6-8 pm) and at the Grand Rapids boathouse.
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.
Members: This course is designed to prepare you for the blue-level certification exam, which will allow you to take any coxed or recreational-level shell from the boathouse, with other certified rowers or by yourself.
The content of all 200-level sessions is the same; advanced (300 level) classes are also available. (There are no 100-level sculling classes, since all participants must have already completed a 100-level Learn to Row class or have other substantial sweep experience prior to taking this course.)
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 5 participants so sign up now! Member rates become available after the April 1 renewal date.
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.)