This program meets twice weekly, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 - 8 pm at the Grand Rapids boathouse. There will also be a final session on Saturday, July 23, at 10 am. Update: The final session has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 21 at 6 pm.
The class is designed for first time beginners as well as advanced adults who have either participated in a previous session or have rowing experience. Beginners will be taught the basics of the rowing stroke, how to handle the equipment and will spend much of the time on the water enjoying the sport.
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.
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 so sign up now!
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.)
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