This program meets twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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, October 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 all 200-level courses is the same.
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 10 of 12 scheduled class periods - and typically are able to "make up" lost classes, as well.
Attendance is limited so sign up now! Member rates become available on April 6, 2015.
IMPORTANT: Participants that have not previously participated in a 2015 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.)