Learn to Row


No prior rowing experience or membership required.
Ages 18+
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Participants must complete the 10 core hours of Learn to Sweep. Schedule/frequency varies depending on the session.


for Learn to Row


Learn to Row

The Learn to Row program in 2023 is designed to introduce participants to the sport of rowing in crew boats and teach proper sweep (one oar) rowing technique for anyone that has no prior rowing experience. The program includes 10 hours (5 x 2h) of small group coaching and will cover equipment handling and safety, getting in/out of the boat, stroke sequence, rowing, backing, turning and docking.

You do not need to be a member of the club in order to participate in a 2023 Learn to Row program.

We also offer Para Rowing for people with a wide range of abilities and unique needs, including the parasport classifications P1, P2, and P3. Click here for more information.

Fitness Level Requirements:

Participants must be 18 years or older and for safety reasons, be able to swim 50 meters. There is a maximum weight for rowers in our teaching boats of 220 lbs. Rowers need to have the flexibility to squat for getting in and out of the boat as well as have the ability to hoist themselves out of the water; similar to getting out at a pool or dock’s edge.

Benefits and Progression:

Safety: All Learn to Row sessions are taught by a qualified coach.

Benefits: Learn to Row is a program that stresses the importance of teamwork and commitment to a crew, as well as improves fitness.

Progression: Once you have completed your Learn to Row classes, you can join the Club in the Learn to Train program where skills, technical ability, and fitness can be improved. In Learn to Train you will have the opportunity to learn how to scull in small boats–singles and doubles.

Eligibility: No prior rowing experience required. Age 18+

Reserve your spot with confidence:

During these uncertain times of COVID-19 we want to reduce the risk to anyone considering reserving their spots for Learn to Row and Camp Argo as a result of COVID-19. If any sessions are lost, disrupted or simply not able to occur we will guarantee 100% refunds as peace of mind.

2023 Schedule

In 2023, participants are required to attend all sessions and to be at each lesson for the duration of the session. Please do not be late. There are no make-up sessions. 

If a participant misses a lesson, it is the responsibility of the participant to contact the instructor to arrange private lessons to complete the learn to row curriculum; standard private lesson fees will apply.

AApril 29 – May 13Saturday & Sunday 10am – noon
BMay 14 – May 28Saturday & Sunday 10am – noon
CMay 16 – May 30Tuesday & Thursday mornings
6:15am – 8:15am
DMay 16 – May 30Tuesday & Thursday evenings
6:15pm – 8:15pm
EJune 4 – June 18Saturday & Sunday 10am – noon
FJune 6 – June 20Tuesday & Thursday mornings
6:15am – 8:15am
GMay 29 – June 12Tuesday & Thursday evenings
6:15pm – 8:15pm
IJune 21 – July 5Tuesday & Thursday mornings
6:15am – 8:15am
JJune 21 – July 5Tuesday & Thursday evenings
6:15pm – 8:15pm
KJune 18 – July 2Saturday & Sunday 10am – noon
LJuly 9 – July 23Saturday & Sunday 10am – noon
MJuly 12 – July 26Tuesday & Thursday mornings
6am – 8am
NJuly 12 – July 26Tuesday & Thursday evenings
6pm – 8pm
OAugust 2 – August 16Tuesday & Thursday mornings
6am – 8am
PAugust 2 – August 16Tuesday & Thursday evenings
6pm – 8pm
QAugust 6 – August 20Saturday & Sunday 10am – noon
RAugust 23 – September 6Tuesday & Thursday mornings
6am – 8am
SAugust 23 – September 6Tuesday & Thursday evenings
6pm – 8pm
TSeptember 11 – September 25Saturday & Sunday 10am – noon

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Rescheduling Policy

If you have seven days or more before the start of your session: There is no charge for date changes. For example, for a session starting on April 29th, 2023, you have until the end of the day on April 22nd, 2023 to request the change.

If you have less than seven days before the start of your session: There is a $100 Move Fee to change the date. For example, for a session starting on April 29th, you have until the end of the day on April 23rd to request the change. Exception: The Move Fee will be waived if there are participants on the waiting list.

Regrettably, we cannot accommodate rescheduling requests after a week after a session starts, that is, as of 00:01 am the morning of the seventh day after the first class of the session.

Cancellation Policy:

If you have seven days or more before the start of your session: Cancellations are subject to a $35 Refund Fee. For example, for a session starting on August 2, 2023, you have until the end of the day of July 26th, 2023 to cancel.

If you have less than seven days before the start of your session: Regrettably, no refunds will be given for cancellations less than seven days before the start of your session, COVID-19 excepted.