This program meets twice weekly, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 - 8 pm at the Grand Rapids boathouse. Additionally, there will be a final mini-regatta and cookout (at which family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend!) at 6 pm on Friday, August 23 at the boathouse. Please mark that date on your calendar.
The class is designed for adult rowers who have either participated in a 100-level learn to row session or have other substantial rowing experience. Participants will focus on learning techniques to build endurance and speed on the water, beginning racing strategy, and a greater overall sweep skill set. The content of sessions 201 and 202 is the same; advanced (300 level) classes are also available.
The intensity of all sessions will be based on the ability and desire of the participants.
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.
We recommend bringing bug spray, 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 is also a good idea.
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 7 of 8 scheduled class periods - and typically are able to "make up" lost classes, as well.
Attendance is limited so sign up now!
IMPORTANT: Participants that have not previously participated in a 2013 GRRA class and are not members 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.)