National Learn to Row Day

 

Another Great National Learn to Row Day in the Books!

Thanks for joining us!

What happens on National Learn to Row Day? Each year Austin Rowing Club hosts National Learn to Row Day – a free rowing event for our community.

Tour of the Waller Creek Boathouse and its Partners-Altas Café, RoFit, and Congress Ave Kayaks.

Introduction to the equipment including an up-close view of an eight-person rowing shell and large sweep oars; as well as various sculling boats, from quads, to doubles, to singles.

Brief overview of the history of the sport, including the development of Austin’s rowing community; and an introduction to Austin Rowing Club’s youth and adult programs, as well as ARC’s annual regattas.

Learn the fundamentals of rowing technique, form, and mechanics, on a Concept2 rowing machine (or “erg”), and get a quick course in how to set up the meter and read the data. Wear comfortable workout clothes and tennis shoes, and get ready for a bit of exercise on the erg.

Get out on the water and row! ARC has a specialized training barge, which provides a highly stable platform that enables new rowers to get a feel for the real rowing experience. You get to practice your new skills using real oars, and see what it’s like to work as a team to move a boat through the water. Warning, rowing may be habit-forming.

Are you an ARC member that would like to volunteer to help out? If so, sign up here.