Coach: Elizabeth Embick
This program meets three times in one week, on Tuesday (6-8p), Thursday evening (6-8p) and Saturday morning (10-12) at the Grand Rapids boathouse.
This class is open only to GRRA members.
The course is designed for scullers who have either participated in a previous 200-level 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.
Members: This course is designed to prepare you for the green-level certification exam, which will allow you to take any racing or non-coxed shell from the boathouse, with other green certified rowers, or by yourself.
The content of all 400-level courses is the same.
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 just 4 participants so sign up now! 2 students are required to run the class. Member rates become available on April 6.
IMPORTANT: All participants that have not previously taken a 2015 GRRA class or are not a club member 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.)