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Learn to Row pre-2022


No prior rowing or boating experience needed!

For safety, you must be able to handle moderate exercise, have moderate flexibility (think of gym rowing machines- rowing in a boat uses the same movements), and have reasonable swimming skills. If you have a prior injury and are unsure how that will affect your ability to row, please contact us.

Our Learn to Row program in June consists of 13 class sessions taught by two experienced coaches. During the four week program, students are encouraged to attend all three classes each week in order to get the most out of the program. If you have to miss class, we will do our best to catch you up, but multiple missed classes in a row may not leave enough time to get you ready for solo rowing by the end of the session.​

The program progression:

  • Dry-land education & demonstrations
  • Rowing in a 16-person training barge
  • Rowing in progressively smaller boats (4 person, 2 person, and 1 person)

Students will be exposed to both sweep and sculling rowing activities and are encouraged to continue rowing at Open Rowing sessions until the season ends. Upon successful class completion, you are eligible to become a full member of Lansing Rowing Club!

The cost of the four week class is $275. Discounted options to continue rowing will be offered at the end of the class.

Class dates

There are two class sessions running at the same time:

  • M/W session: Mondays & Wednesdays 6-8pm, Saturdays 9-11am
  • Tu/Th session: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8pm, Saturdays 9-11am

The Saturday class will be both sessions combined in one class. Once you choose your session (M/W or Tu/Th), you cannot switch to another session to make up for a missed class.

Sign-up for June 2022 has closed and classes are in process