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NOVICE PROGRAM

ATTENTION BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 11-17

Learn to row this summer at SLRC!

No experience needed. We teach you everything!

2024 Summer Dates

Camp 1: June 17 – 28, Mon-Fri 8-10 am

Camp 2: July 8 – 19, Mon-Fri 8-10 am

Camp 3A: July 29 – August 9, Mon-Fri 8-10 am

Camp 3B: July 29 – August 9, Mon-Fri 8-10 am (for kids with at least 2 weeks of rowing experience)

For more information, contact Head Coach Tim Franck: coachtim@stlouisrowingclub.com

WHO

Boys and girls ages 11-17. No experience necessary, we'll teach you everything!

WHERE

St. Louis Rowing Club’s boathouse at Creve Coeur Lake (13777 Marine Ave., 63043). It's a large, tan-colored building.

WHEN

Camp 1: June 17 – 28, Mon-Fri 8-10 am

Camp 2: July 8 – 19, Mon-Fri 8-10 am

Camp 3A: July 29 – August 9, Mon-Fri 8-10 am

Camp 3B: July 29 – August 9, Mon-Fri 8-10 am

WHAT TO WEAR

Clothes you can exercise in and athletic shoes.

COST

$275

Our competitive Novice Team is made up of high school students ages 13-18 from around the St. Louis area. Every rower is a novice their first year. After that, they may graduate to the Varsity Team. Our junior novice rowers learn the basics of sweep rowing, the terms and calls used in the boat, and how to work together as a team.

Our Season: Rowing is a year-round sport. When we cannot go on the water, we do indoor workouts on the rowing machine.

Fall: Begins after Fall Tryouts in September and runs through January. Typically consists of several 5,000-meter Head Races, including The Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Beginning in late November, practices move indoors and focus on strength and conditioning.

Spring: Begins after Spring Tryouts in February and runs through late May. Consists of several Spring regattas and concludes with racing at Midwest Championships.

Summer: Runs for 3 weeks in August. Experienced novice team members are eligible to participate in this optional summer program. 

 

Girl's novice rowers high fiving after race
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HOW TO GET STARTED

SUMMER CAMPS

We offer Learn to Row Summer Camps for ages 11-17 in June, July, and August. The camps are ten sessions over a two-week period that cover the fundamentals of rowing. No experience is necessary, but swimming skills are a must. We start our learning on the indoor rowing machine, and then progress onto the water. While attending a summer camp is not a requirement, it can increase the likelihood of success at tryouts.

 

2024 Summer Dates

Camp 1:  June 17 – 28

Camp 2:  July 8 – 19

Camp 3A:  July 29 – August 9

Camp 3B:  July 29 – August 9

 

COST – $275 per camp

WHAT TO WEAR – Clothes you can exercise in and athletic shoes. Bring a water bottle.

For more information, contact Head Coach Tim Franck: coachtim@stlouisrowingclub.com

Junior boys rowing a 4 person shell

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Novice girls 8 person boat racing