WBC welcomes all new, novice rowers. Our adult learn-to-row programs are tailored to anyone who has always wanted to give rowing a try. All novice rowers interested in becoming WBC members* must participate in one of WBC’s “Learn-To-Row” programs.

The Learn-to Row programs are conducted over 10 sessions (a period of 3+ weeks) and provide participants with an introduction to the sport of rowing. It starts with a quick introduction to rowing mechanics on land using the rowing machine (erg) and then quickly transition to the river where the real fun begins. We pride ourselves in creating a fun, informative environment that is truly ideal for ALL levels of athletes. Each session includes opportunities for sweep rowing (each rower holds one oar) and sculling (each rower holds two oars). It is our goal that by the end of the program you gain enough exposure to the sport to know whether you would like to continue. Many learn-to-row “graduates” become year-round Whitemarsh Boat Club members and make new friends in the process. Learning to row can be addictive!

2023 ADULT LEARN-TO-ROW

Registration is now open!

JUNE – SESSION I – Early Summer Dates & Times (class is full)

Monday, June 5, 6:15 to 8:00 pm

Wednesday, June 7, 6:15 to 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 10, 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Monday, June 12, 6:15-8:00 pm

Wednesday, June 14, 6:15-8:00 pm

Saturday, June 17, 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Monday, June 19 6:15-8:00 pm

Wednesday, June 21, 6:15-8:00 pm

Saturday, June 24, 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Monday, June 26, 6:15-8:00 pm

Early Summer Make up dates:

Wednesday, June 28*, 9-10:30 am

Saturday, July 1*, 6:15-8:00 pm

*Make up sessions (for when coaches must cancel practice)


JULY – SESSION II – Mid Summer Dates & Times (class is full)

Wednesday, July 5, 6:15 to 8:00 pm

Saturday, July 8, 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Monday, July 10, 6:15 to 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 12, 6:15 to 8:00 pm

Saturday, July 15, 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Monday, July 17, 6:15-8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 19, 6:15-8:00 pm

Saturday, July 22, 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Monday, July 24, 6:15-8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 26 6:15-8:00 pm

Early Summer Make up dates:

Saturday, July 29*, 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Monday, July 31*, 6:15-8:00 pm

*Make up sessions (for when coaches must cancel practice)

AUGUST – SESSION IIILate Summer Dates & Times

Registration link: https://www.regattacentral.com/cart/?job_id=1804&sid_436=1

Monday, August 7, 6:15-8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 9, 6:15-8:00 pm

Saturday, August 12, 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Monday, August 14, 6:15-8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 16, 6:15-8:00 pm

Saturday, August 19, 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Monday, August 21, 6:15-8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 23, 6:15-8:00 pm

Saturday, August 26, 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Monday, August 28, 6:15-8:00 pm

Late Summer Make up dates:

Wednesday, August 30*, 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Saturday, September 2*, 9:00 am – 10:45 am

*Make up sessions (for when coaches must cancel practice)


ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

The classes are conducted by experienced WBC rowing coaches and experienced volunteers. We ask that you miss no more than 1-2 class sessions as it is very difficult to catch up & we do not offer the ability to make up any sessions. We also ask that you not miss the first class as it will cover technique and safety in preparation for getting onto the water.

To ensure individual attention, each session is limited to 13 participants.

This Learn-To-Row (LTR) class is designed to give you structured, intensive coaching in rowing technique and safety.

At the end of the course, you should feel comfortable in both sweep and sculling shells. You’ll be able to decide if rowing is a sport you can enjoy long-term.

Participants must be competent swimmers. (You must feel comfortable in and on the water and be able to tread water.)

*PASS REQUIREMENTS:

Our Learn to Row coaches will grade each student on mobility, coordination, technique, and coachability. Based on a student’s progress, the coaches will communicate areas of concern where the student needs to improve. The above passing criteria are required to join the Whitemarsh Boat Club.

FEES:

Our 2023 Adult Learn-to-Row programs cost $435 for 10 sessions, which is payable online via credit card or PayPal at time of registration. Program fee covers 10 learn to row sessions. Payment in full reserves your seat. No refunds or pro-rated amounts for missed classes. Please contact the Program coordinator if want to pay by check.

SAVE THE DATE:

JUNE 3, 2023

WHITEMARSH BOAT CLUB WILL ONCE AGAIN BE PARTICIPATING IN USROWING’S NATIONAL LEARN TO ROW DAY. IF YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT LEARNING TO ROW, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE IT FIRST HAND FOR A FEW HOURS. EMAIL US AT WBCNationalLTRday@Gmail.com to get the registration link and more information. We look forward to teaching you this amazing sport we here at Whitemarsh Boat Club have come to love.

For information about LTR for middle school & high school students, CLICK HERE

Our programs are in high demand. If you register for one of our programs, but find that you have to cancel, our policy is that we do not offer refunds.

EMAIL US for the registration link or any questions you may have. Registration is now open.