Learn to Row 2016-17
Learn to Row at Lake Washington Rowing Club has concluded for 2016. We will be offering new Learn to Row classes in 2017 potentially starting in March. Please be patient as we work through our Winter season and plan out our 2017. Once the 2017 Learn to Row classes have been mapped out, we will post the most up-to-date information, schedule, and how to register. Below is a preview of potential classes we may offer in the new year. If you just can’t wait for the new classes, private lessons are always available. Information is below or you can e-mail the LWRC Office.
LWRC will be offering a variety of learn to row opportunities for adults from a two-part Learn to Row series, an 8-week Learn to Row Sweep program, and Private Lessons. Not sure which class to take or need guidance preparing for your first class? Check out our FAQ page. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in a Learn to Row program at LWRC. If you are in grades 7-12, you can participate in our Program for Juniors. If you have additional questions about Learn to Row email LWRC Learn to Row…
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. However, you do need to complete a float test and sign the LWRC and USRowing waivers before your first lesson. Waiver and Float Test Forms
Coaches: Theresa Batty, Hugh Lade, Amy Hildebrandt
Practice Time: TBD with your coach
Learn to Row Next Strokes
Learn to Row Next Strokes (formerly Learn to Row 2) builds on the sculling fundamentals and technique learned in LTR 1. Students concentrate on balance, the addition of power to the stroke, gaining confidence, and safety. LTR1 graduates will continue to the Next Strokes program for a month or potentially longer. Rowers are encouraged to begin the transition from the Next Strokes program to the other LWRC programs when they have demonstrated the basic understanding of the rowing stroke and have communicated with the NS coach, as well as the coach of the program they wish to join.
We have a large fleet of training and open water boats for use by novice rowers include Maas and Bay rowing shells.
LTR Next Strokes has begun with several class options available. There are morning and evening classes to help fit your schedule. Sign up for as many sessions per week as you desire. More classes may be added as interest demands.
You must be a full member of LWRC or a 1-month trial member of LWRC to participate in LTR Next Strokes. Trial members enjoy most of the benefits of full membership including 24/7 access to the club, rowing on your own once you pass the requisite skills test, and the camaraderie of a community of experienced rowers. LWRC is the rowing club for sculling. Benefits of Membership
Practice Dates: Spring 2017 – Fall 2017
Learn to Row 1 has concluded for 2016. A new 2017 schedule will be posted in the new year. If you missed the LTR this past year and are still wanting to try it, take a private lesson with one of our experienced coaches.
For the beginner to learn the basics of rowing and proper technique while rowing in stable single-person boats. Class runs 2 weeks and meets 3 times per week for 2 hours per session. Small class size and individualized attention distinguish LTR at LWRC. Class limited to 8 students. It is important to attend all of the classes to progress with your fellow rowers. You must attend the first 3 classes. If you think you are unable to do so, we recommend you sign up for a different class.
Sign the LWRC waiver, the USRowing Waiver and complete a float test. 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. Please bring signed documents to the first day of class or email to LWRC Office. LWRC & USRowing Waivers and Float Test Forms…
Practice Times & Dates: TBD
Learn to Row Sweep
LWRC will be offering this class again in 2017 and will be open for everyone. 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 only focus on sweep rowing, work on the basics, and fine tuning the skills of being in a team boat. There will also be times that the class will mix with current LWRC members to enhance the experience.
The class will row in 8s and 4s. Class is limited to 10 people. Students are strongly encouraged to come to all classes to continue to progress in a timely manner. Missing a class or two is understandable due to work, family, or other obligations, just let the coach know beforehand.
If you’ve never rowed before at LWRC, please complete the LWRC Waiver, USRowing Waiver, and LWRC Float test before your first day. You can either e-mail your completed forms to the Office or bring them your first day of class.
Price for non-LWRC members: $240 (equal to two trial memberships)
Price for LWRC members: $150 (equal to 25-class pass)
Practice Times: TBD
Practice Dates: TBD
Coaches: Amy Hildebrandt & Brooke McCulloch
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