National Learn to Row Day

Austin Rowing Club National Learn to Row Day 2017NATIONAL LEARN TO ROW DAY
Saturday June 3, 2017



Have you ever wanted to try rowing but weren’t sure where to get started? Join Austin Rowing Club on Saturday, June 3rd for National Learn-to-Row Day. It’s free! We’ll teach you the basics of rowing, show you around our beautiful boathouse, and give you a taste of what this amazing lifetime sport is all about. Come on down, and bring your friends and family, too!

Here’s how to sign up:

Click here to register, and select any of the one-hour sessions between 9am and 2pm. Act quickly to reserve your spot-–these sessions fill up fast! If you don’t get the spot you want, or if all sessions are filled up, please send an e-mail to ARC Program Director, Kimberly Weinberg with your preferred session time(s), and we will add your name to our waiting list.. Confirmation notices will be sent via e-mail no later than June 2, 2017. However, even if your preferred slot is not available, we welcome you to come on down to the boat house anyway, take a look around, and hang out with friends and family.

What happens on National Learn to Row Day?

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.