Grand Rapids Rowing Association is pleased to announce our line up of Learn to Row classes for 2016. Classes are available for anyone with little or no prior rowing experience as well as seasoned rowers seeking to improve their technique.
Our popular introductory class, Learn to Row Beginning Sweep Rowing (LTR 100), has been expanded to include morning classes, in addition to our regular evening classes. Intermediate Sweep Rowing (LTR 200) focuses on regatta competition. Each LTR 200 class will compete at an official regatta in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor or Lansing. Many LTR 200 graduates go on to join our Masters adult competitive team. For those interested in sculling, rowing in smaller boats with two oars, LTR 300 and 400 focus on sculling.
This year, we are expanding our Learn to Coxswain class schedule. The coxswain (pronounced cox-in), who navigates as well as provides instructions to rowers, is a critical member of the rowing team. This one day class prepares you to navigate a 60 foot rowing shell on the water!
For details on any of our class offerings, see Adult Classes. Classes are open to anyone aged 13 or older. Students in 8th to 12th grade are encouraged to explore our Junior Novice program, which runs in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.