Learn to Row

Learn to Row is a beginning course for adult men and women with no previous rowing experience. The course introduces rowing, rowing fundamentals, skill development in basic technique, and boat safety.

See DRC’s COVID Policy for participating in rowing programs during the 2021 season.

The first week concentrates on body positioning on a rowing machine, oar handling, and on-water rowing in a 16-person training boat.  The second week focuses on sculling with two oars in a 4-person boat. The course goal is to learn skills necessary to continue rowing for fitness and fun.

The class includes 7 sessions, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday over a 2 week period, with the final class meeting rowing with members of DRC on a Saturday morning. Sessions are held during June and July.

A Refresher Class offers adults who have taken a learn to row class in the past or have had previous rowing experience the opportunity to brush up on their rowing technique. This is 4 session class offered in early June.

Participants wear workout clothing that won’t get caught in a sliding rowing seat, tennis/running shoes (not sandals), and dress in layers, as Park Point weather varies.

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ.

2021 Program Details

Prerequisites:

No previous rowing experience

Class Size:

16

Days/Times:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Last class is Saturday morning with DRC members, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Course Fee:

$125

Fee can be applied to an annual adult or family membership after the course.
Scholarships are available. Please contact us to request information.

Session I:

June 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, 26

Session II:

June 28, 29, July 1, 6, 7, 8, 10

Session III:

July 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29, 31

The Club commits itself to the principle that there shall be no discrimination in the treatment of persons because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected class.

Refresher Course

The Refresher Course offers adults who have taken a learn to row class in the past or have had previous rowing experience the opportunity to brush up on their rowing technique. This is a 4 session class offered in early June.

Prerequisites:

Previous rowing experience

Days/Times:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Course Fee:

$60

Fee can be applied to an annual adult or family membership after the course.
Scholarships are available. Please contact us to request information.

Refresher:

June 7, 8, 10

The Club commits itself to the principle that there shall be no discrimination in the treatment of persons because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected class.

Why do we row?

For the answer to this and other general rowing questions, read our FAQ.

FAQ