Adult Learn To Row

 

 

ADULT LEARN TO ROW PROGRAM

An introduction to the sport of rowing by the St. Louis Rowing Club for adult men and women.  All individuals new to the sport of rowing are required to complete a 10-session Learn To Row (LTR) class.  Each class is spread out over a month and classes are held in February, June, July and August. In this class, you will be introduced to:

Benefits of rowing  •  Building strength  •  Teamwork  •  Fitness  •  Correct rowing technique  •  Boathouse and facilities  •  Equipment used in rowing  •  Proper boat and equipment handling

Instruction begins with a brief history, tour and discussion of rowing terminology, technique, and safety. After learning the basics of the rowing stroke on an indoor rowing machine, weather allowing, you will get hands-on experience in an eight person shell. Following a brief lesson at the dock, you will push off and head out to open water. Lessons will then be focused on proper body position and movement, building boat speed, and working together as a crew. This is a unique opportunity to improve your health, make new friends, and spend quality time at beautiful Creve Coeur Lake.

Once you have completed the Learn To Row program you will move to the Adult Intermediates Group and continue to hone your rowing skills.

Each 10-class Learn to Row session is just $290.  The Summer LTR fee covers club membership through December of that year.  The Winter LTR fee covers club membership through June of that year.  At that time, participants may choose to join the club for the remaining balance of the yearly club dues.   For more information, call 314-434-8299 or email registrar@stlouisrowingclub.com.

**NEXT SESSION IS FEBRUARY 2019!**

 REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MID-DECEMBER 2018.

Class Schedule:  February 5 through March 7 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30-9:00pm.

>> GIVE THE GIFT OF ROWING!!  Gift certificates are available HERE. <<

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2019 LEARN TO ROW WORKSHOPS ~ COMING SPRING AND SUMMER 2019!!

These are short introductory Learn to Row workshops.  We will start on the rowing machines indoors, and then move onto the water.  If time permits, we will take a boat for a short trip on the lake.  This is open to the public.  Participants must be 18 or older.  There is a nominal fee of $20 for this 2.5 hour session.  Contact registrar@stlouisrowingclub.com for more information.

DATES OFFERED;  TBA

Space is limited and your spot in the workshop is not secure until payment is received.

These workshops are a great way to be introduced to this amazing sport… just to try it out or to help you decide whether you might like to continue with one of our 10-class sessions in the future.

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All Learn to Row participants should wear workout clothes (nothing too baggy since it can get caught in the slide on the erg/boat), and bring a water bottle, sunscreen, & sunglasses.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTES:
Due to the physical nature of rowing, there are limitations on who can safely participate.  While we want to encourage newcomers to try this great sport, not all will be able.  If you or your medical professional have concerns regarding your health, flexibility, stamina, strength and/or stature, please let us know prior to signing up.  Evaluation by an SLRC coach of one’s skills and/or ability to row will also be a part of the determination of an individual’s level of participation.

Additionally, it is imperative that all participants be able to swim.  While it is rare to end up in the water, the danger posed in being unable to swim is too great to risk.

HELPFUL RESOURCES:

SLRC Learn To Row Manual

SLRC Learn To Row FAQs

SLRC Coxing Manual

Waiver of Liability

 

For additional information, below are some informative videos:

The Rowing Stroke

Getting Started

Common Errors

US Rowing Safety Video

Capsize Drill

US Rowing – Introduction to the Sport of Rowing