Learn to Row

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Learn to row at Lake Washington Rowing Club

Rowing is a rewarding sport, a unique balance of technique, fitness and character.  Learn to Row classes at LWRC are for beginners and are open to members and nonmembers.  Classes are scheduled to fit into your day. They start in March and go through October.

LWRC distinguishes itself from other rowing classes in the area through an emphasis on rowing technique and boat-handling skills.  Beginning classes emphasize sculling skills, with the philosophy that learning to scull well in a single-person boat is the primary path to excellence for all types of rowing. All classes meet at LWRC’s Fremont boathouse.

Classes Offered

Get a crash course in rowing. You and your friends will go from theory to water in just 3 hours. This class is designed to give you a feel for rowing team boats on Lake Union. Participants will learn in the classroom, on the rowing machines (ergometers) and rowing on Lake Union in an 8. Open to ages 18 and up. Class size is usually between 10-18 people and begins in the Board room of the Fremont Boathouse. The float test is NOT required. Your class fee is applied to a discount for our Learn to Row 1 class if you want to come back for more!

Cost: $35.00 (tax included)

Register for Experience Rowing

To prepare for this class please see our FAQ page.

Sunday, 9:00 AM – noon

April 6, 2014
May 4, 2014
July 13, 2014
August 17, 2014
September 14, 2014

LTR1 is for the complete beginner to learn the basics and enjoy a new sport on the waterways in and around Lake Union. You will be introduced to the correct form and technique for sculling in stable single-person boats, called wherries, which provide more flexibility and independence.  (In sculling, each rower has two oars.) The class runs for four weeks and meets twice per week for 2 hours per session.

The small class sizes and individualized attention distinguish LWRC’s learn to row class from those offered by other clubs in the area. Learn to Row coaches are selected from rowers within the LWRC membership who have shown expertise in both the knowledge of the rowing stroke and the ability to teach it.

A float test (see registration information) is required before starting this class.  A minimum of three students is needed to run class and we keep class sizes capped at 8 students.

Cost: $120.00  (tax included)

To Register for class:

1- Please sign the waiver and complete a float test and return to LWRC via email or mail (office@lakewashingtonrowing.com or 910 N. Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103). No refunds can be offered once class begins.

LWRC Waiver and Float Test Forms

2- Register online for Learn to Row by clicking here

To prepare for this class please see our FAQ page.

MORNINGS – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 AM
March 4-27, 2014
April 1-24, 2014
April 29-May 22, 2014
June 3-26, 2014
July 8-31, 2014
August 5-28, 2014
September 9-October 2, 2014
October 7-30, 2014

EVENINGS – Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
March 31-April 23, 2014
June 2-25, 2014
August 4-27, 2014

EVENINGS – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 29-May 22, 2014
July 8-31, 2014
September 9-October 2, 2014

WEEKENDS – Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30 – 10:30 AM
March 1-23, 2014
March 29-April 20, 2014
April 26-May 18, 2014
June 7-29, 2014
July 12-August 3, 2014
August 2-24, 2014
September 6-October 5, 2014
October 4-26, 2014

LTR2 builds on the sculling fundamentals and technique learned in LTR 1. Just like LearnTo Row 1, it runs for four weeks and meets twice per week for 2 hours per session.   Learn to Row 2 allows you to further improve your sculling technique.  Students concentrate on balance, the addition of power to the stroke, and safety. Participants enjoy more time on the water, with longer distance rows and increased efficiency on the dock.
Learn to row instructors are drawn from the club’s competitive rowers and top coaches. They provide detailed and individualized feedback to students, allowing them to progress as quickly as the proficiency allows.

A minimum of three students is needed to run class and we keep class sizes capped at 8 students. Many students find it useful to take this class more than one time: non-members are allowed to enroll a maximum of three times. No refunds can be offered once class begins.

Prerequisite: Learn to Row 1.

Cost: $120.00  (tax included)

Register for Learn to Row

To prepare for this class please see our FAQ page.

EVENINGS – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 1-24, 2014
June 3-26, 2014
August 5-28, 2014

EVENINGS – Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 28-May 21, 2014
July 7-30, 2014
September 8-October 1, 2014

 


Lake Washington Rowing Club and Eastside Prep present a junior sculling camp at LWRC for grades 7-11. Beginners and experienced rowers are welcome. A one-week camp is also available. Please call us for details at (206) 547-1583.

July 7 – 18, 2014 – no experience necessary
Half-day camp 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, $320
Full-day camp 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, $620
Junior Sculling Camp 2014 Flyer
Register for Camp
To prepare for this class please see our FAQ page.


Immerse yourself in a high energy, competitive, fitness and race focused rowing camp for adult beginners. No previous rowing experience required! Be part of a team, supporting each other while you build strength, fitness and rowing fundamentals. You will spend most of your time sweep (team) rowing in eights, and you will also be introduced to small boat rowing and sculling (rowing on your own). Focused instruction, land workouts, and race preparation will ensure you can reach your goals! Included in the camp cost: • 54 hours of instruction from experienced coaches • Race entry fee and race day coaching • T-shirt to wear on race day

June 3 – August 2, 2014 – no experience necessary
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM and Saturdays 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Cost: $200 (if registered by May 20)
Summer Rowing Race Camp 2014 Flyer
Register for Camp
To prepare for this class please see our FAQ page.