This program meets two nights for 2 weeks in the evenings from 6-8pm at the Grand Rapids boathouse. Participants can set the schedule with their particular coach. Typically, rowers meet Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.
The class is designed for beginners as well as intermediate adult rowers who have either participated in a previous session or have rowing experience. Beginners will be taught sculling in recreational single shells. Participants will have opportunities for informal racing, but the intensity of all sessions will be based on the ability and desire of the participants.
Current Club Members: This course is designed to prepare you for the green-level certification exam, which will allow you to take any recreational-level shell from the boathouse, with other certified rowers or by yourself.
What to bring: Rowing is a good workout. Wear workout clothes. Wear close 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 sturdy gym shoes. Our single sculls require you to wear your shoes while rowing, so wear shoes you don't mind getting wet.
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 and there is always a chance of flipping your boat in the river, so a towel and change of clothes in your car would also be a good idea.
Attendance is limited to 4 participants 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!
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