Learn to Row 2018

For all of our learn to row classes, no prior experience is necessary. Not sure which class to take or need guidance preparing for your first class? Check out our FAQ page and read the class descriptions below. 

We also offer Learn to Row and Summer Camps for junior rowers (grades 7-12).

Summer Schedule

Learn to Row Sweep

June 4-August 11

Mon & Wed 6:00-8:00 pm

Sat 8:30-10:30 am

Learn to Row Sculling

June 20-August 10

Wed & Fri 7:00-8:30 am

Learn to Row Express

July 10-August 5

Tue & Thu 7:00-8:30 am

Sun 8:00-10:00 am

Fall Schedule

Learn to Row Express

August 5- 30

Tue & Thu 7:00-8:30 am

Sun 8:00-10:00 am

Price: $220     Register

Learn to Row Sweep

September 5- November 10

Mon & Wed 6:30-8:00 pm

Sat 8:30-10:30 am

Price: $270     Register

Learn to Row Sculling

September 10- October 31

Mon & Wed 6:45-8:30 am

Price: $220     Register

Learn to Row Sweep

If you’ve never rowed before, are wanting to learn, and be part of a team, this is a great opportunity for you. If you’ve only sculled and have never done sweep rowing, this is a great opportunity to row with only one oar! This program will focus on the basics of sweep rowing, and fine tuning the skills of rowing in a team boat. There will also be times the group will mix with current LWRC members to enhance the experience. Participants will also have the opportunity to row in an intra-club scrimmage in late April against other club members and/or other LTR programs.

Program is 10 weeks long and limited to 10 people. Students are strongly encouraged to attend all classes to progress in a timely manner. Missing a class or two is understandable, just let the coach know beforehand.

Before your first class, please complete the LWRC Waiver, USRowing Waiver, and LWRC Float test. You can either e-mail your completed forms to the Office or give them to your coach on your first day. In lieu of a float test, if you are a CURRENT Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or you have a SCUBA Certification Card, you may submit a copy of the appropriate certification to LWRC.

Summer: June 4- August 11           Fall: September 5- November 10
  Coach: Teddi McGuire            Class Times: Mon & Wed 6:30-8:00 pm; Sat 8:30-10:30 am
Price: $270          Register

Learn to Row Sculling 

Our new Learn to Row Sculling class is an 8-week long class allowing participants to experience sculling in a variety of different size boats. Participants will begin learning the fundamentals in individuals boats and progress into 2-person, 3-person, and even 4-person boats. This class will help build skills and confidence in sculling boats of any size. You will also feel a sense of camaraderie with your fellow classmates, finding other individuals to row with in the future. Participants will also have the opportunity to row in an intra-club regatta in late October. Don’t want to race? No problem, be part of the boat parade! If you’ve always wanted to try rowing, build new skills, and meet new people, experience our LTR Sculling class!

Program is limited to 8 people. Students are encouraged to attend all classes. Missing a class or two is understandable, just let the coach know beforehand.

Before your first class, please complete the LWRC Waiver, USRowing Waiver, and LWRC Float test. You can either e-mail your completed forms to the Office or give them to your coach on your first day. In lieu of a float test, if you are a CURRENT Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or you have a SCUBA Certification Card, you may submit a copy of the appropriate certification to LWRC.

Summer: June 20- August 10          Class Time: Wed & Fri 7:00-8:30 am          Coach: Meghan Ricci 
Fall: September 10- October 31         Class Times: Mon & Wed 6:45-8:30 am          Coach: Meghan Ricci

Price: $220          Register

Learn to Row Express

For the beginner to learn the basics of rowing and proper technique. Each session runs 4 weeks and meets 3 times a week. First two weeks will focus on the fundamentals in  single person stable boats. Second two weeks will have participants progress into bigger size boats and possibly try out sweep rowing.  Each session is limited to 6 students. It is important to attend all of the classes to progress with your fellow rowers. Sunday class will run concurrently with the other LTR Intro session.

Before your first class, please complete the LWRC Waiver, USRowing Waiver, and LWRC Float test. You can either e-mail your completed forms to the Office or give them to your coach on your first day. In lieu of a float test, if you are a CURRENT Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or you have a SCUBA Certification Card, you may submit a copy of the appropriate certification to LWRC.

Summer Morning Session:
July 7- August 5
Class Times: Tue & Thu 7:00-8:30am; Sun 8:00-10:00 am
Price: $220          Waitlist

Fall Morning Session:
August 5- 30
Class Times: Tue & Thu 7:00-8:30am; Sun 8:00-10:00 am
Price: $220          Register

Where to go after Learn to Row

After completing one of you Learn to Row programs there are several opportunities to stay on the water and continue to advance your skills. Want some one-on-one time to work on a specific skill? Take a Private Lesson with one of our highly skilled coached.

Coming from LTR Sweep… Try out sculling in LTR Sculling or Express or sign up for a One Month Trial Membership and enroll in Mixed Masters.

Coming from LTR Sculling… Sign up for a One Month Trial Membership and continue sculling in our Novice/Intermediate morning program or learn sweep rowing in LTR Sweep.

Coming From LTR Express, 2017 LTR1, or Next Strokes… Continue sculling in our Novice/Intermediate morning program or sign up for a One Month Trial Membership and enroll in Mixed Masters.

Private Coaching

None of our classes work for your schedule or prefer to work one-on-one with a coach? Many of the LWRC coaches are available for private coaching sessions. Hire one of our expert coaches for a solo lesson. Private lessons are available for beginners as well as experienced rowers looking to improve their skills. Once you purchase a private lesson, you will be contacted by an LWRC coach to arrange a time for your session. If you have a coach preference, please contact the LWRC Office . You do not need to be a member of LWRC to take a private lesson. 

Before your lesson, please complete the LWRC Waiver, USRowing Waiver, and LWRC Float test. You can either e-mail your completed forms to the Office or give them to your coach. In lieu of a float test, if you are a CURRENT Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or you have a SCUBA Certification Card, you may submit a copy of the appropriate certification to LWRC.

Coaches: Theresa Batty, Hugh Lade, Amy Hildebrandt
Practice Time: TBD with your coach

Private Lesson for 1 or 2 LWRC Member: $70 per 90-minute session Register
Private Lesson for 1 or 2 Non-Member: $80 per 90-minute session Register

Lake Washington Rowing Club reserves the right to modify or cancel classes due to low enrollment.

Learn to Row Refund Policy

Cancellation up to 7 days prior to the first class will receive a full refund. Cancellation within 7 days of the first class will not receive a full refund unless your spot can be filled. If your spot is not filled, you will receive credit toward a future LTR class. Cancellation within 24 hours of the first class will not receive a refund or a credit. Questions? Please contact LWRC Office