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Learn To Row 104: Beginning Sweep Rowing

  • 24 Jun 2013
  • 6:00 PM
  • 19 Jul 2013
  • 8:00 PM
  • GRRA Boathouse, 291 North Park St NW
  • 11


  • For current members of the Grand Rapids Rowing Association
  • This rate applies if you received a special registration code. If applicable, please list the referring member's name (or event where you received the code) on your application form.

Registration is closed

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, July 19 at the boathouse. Please mark that date on your calendar.

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 content of sessions 101-105 is the same; intermediate (200 level) and 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: 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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