Have you ever wanted to try rowing but weren’t sure where to get started? Join Austin Rowing Club on National Learn to Row Day for a free intro session! We’ll teach you the basics of rowing, offer a boathouse tour and you’ll get to see what rowing is really like! Invite your friends and family to come on down and see what rowing is all about!
Here’s how to sign up:
NTLR Participants who wish to sign up for 1-hour sessions offered between 9AM and 2PM on Saturday, June 4d Act quickly–these session fill up fast! Participants will need to sign up by June 2, 2016 for a guaranteed spot.
A courtesy waitlist will be managed by Kimberlyweinberg@hotmail.com for those participants who wish to attend but are unable to sign up for available spot. Confirmation notices will be provided 48 hours prior to event.
What happens on National Learn to Row Day?
Tour of the Waller Creek Boathouse and its Partners-Altas Café, RoFit, and Congress Ave Kayaks.
Education of the equipment including up close viewing of 8 person shell. Education on the smaller boats including quads, doubles and singles.
History of the sport, Austin’s Rowing Community, and brief overview of ARC Regattas held annually.
Intro to Erging with training and techniques including basics of a rowing stroke, stroke rates, splits and proper form. Wear comfortable workout clothes and tennis shoes as you will get some exercise on this equipment.
Getting in the Barge and Rowing! ARC has a specialized barge which allows athletes to sit in the boat and use sweep oars in order to safely learn about the rowing stroke. You’ll be able to hop into our training barge to try out rowing for yourself.
Are you an ARC member that would like to volunteer to help out? If so, sign up here.