Learn To Row

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An introduction to the sport of rowing by the St. Louis Rowing Club for adult men and women. Class sessions are available during the Winter LTR in February and Summer LTR in June, July and August. Each session includes ten lessons spread out over a month. 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. You might even get up close and personal with a large carp, but don’t worry, they don’t jump in the boats too often.

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

Each 10-class Learn to Row session is just $275.  The summer LTR your tuition covers club membership through December 2014.  For more information, call 314-434-8299 or email roguerower@gmail.com.

To enroll online, visit our Dues/Payments page and select the appropriate class in the Adult Rowers column.

AT THIS TIME, THE AUGUST SESSION IS FULL.  PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR OUR WINTER LEARN TO ROW DATES.  

August 2014 LTR – Monday/Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm; Saturday, 10am to Noon
August dates: 4,6,9,11,13,16,18,20,25,27

Learn to Row Manual

Waiver of Liability

 

The short introductory Learn To Row workshops were cancelled due to lack of entrants.  These are open to the public.  There is a nominal fee.  Participants must be 18 or older.  Please check back next summer for additional sessions.

 

For all Learn to Row sessions, please be sure to 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.

 

For additional information, below are some informative videos:

The Rowing Stroke

Getting Started

Common Errors

US Rowing Safety Video