Adult Learn To Row Information

Our Adult Learn-to-Row Program teaches the fundamentals of sweep rowing – covering basics (such as boat parts and terminology), common commands and sweep rowing technique. The program consists of six two hour sessions over a two week period and rowing at RCRC masters practice through the summer season (ending August 31).  The program is open to all residents of North Alabama and the Tennessee Valley who have graduated high school. 
Note: 
Interested in learning to row but the current classes don’t fit into your schedule? If you would like to be notified when dates are established, please add your name to the Adult Learn To Row Notification List to indicate your interest.

 

 

SCHEDULE: STRUCTURE:

Cycle 1: April 14 – 25 2018

Session 1: Saturday, April 14, 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Session 2: Sunday, April 15, 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Session 3: Wednesday, April 18, 5:30  pm – 6:30 pm
Session 4: Saturday, April 21, 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Session 5: Sunday, April 22, 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Session 6: Wednesday, April 25, 5:30 pm –  6:30 pm 

Cycle 2: June 5-16, 2018

Session 1: Tuesday, June 5, 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Session 2: Thursday, June 7, 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Session 3: Saturday, June 9, 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Session 4: Tuesday, June 12, 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Session 5: Thursday, June 14, 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Session 6: Saturday, June 16, 7:00 am – 9:00 am 

Cycle 3: July 14-25, 2018

Session 1: Saturday, July 14 7:00-9:00 am
Session 2: Sunday, July 15 7:00-9:00 am
Session 3: Wednesday, July 18 5:45-7:30 pm
Session 4: Saturday, July 21 7:00-9:00 am
Session 5: Sunday. July 22 7:00-9:00 am
Session 6: Wednesday, July 25 5:45-7:30 pm

 Cycle 4: August 25 – September 5, 2018

Session 1: Saturday, August 25 7:00-9:00 am
Session 2: Sunday, August 26 7:00-9:00 am
Session 3: Wednesday, August 29 5:45-7:30 pm
Session 4: Saturday, September 1 7:00-9:00 am
Session 5: Sunday. September 2 7:00-9:00 am
Session 6: Wednesday, September 5 5:45-7:30 pm

Sessions One and Two: Introduction to Rowing

  • Orientation to the boathouse, equipment and language used in rowing
  • Safety on and off the water
  • Body mechanics of the rowing stroke on an ergometer (rowing machine)
  • Take some strokes in a rowing shell on the Tennessee River

Sessions 4 – 6: Rowing Skills Development

Build on the the first two sessions with a focus on developing the skills, confidence, and personal fitness to enjoy this magical sport.

Post Learn-to-Row Practice

Join our masters program at weekly practices to experience the comradship of rowing while building your confidence and improving your overall fitness.

 

MORE DATES COMING SOON!!!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Master’s Coordinator: rcrc.masters@gmail.com