rowing education

Rowing Education

Austin Rowing Club believes in education. Knowing more about the sport of rowing enhances your experience with the sport, supports safe practices, and helps others learn about the great sport of rowing! Read on to find out more about our partners in education.

Coxswain Clinics:
ARC offers several different clinics for those wanting to become Coxswains, or for Coxswains looking to improve their skills. To find out more about about our land and on-the-water training program for coxswains, please email our coxswain coach. To learn more about clinics that ARC may be hosting in the future, or nearby clinics, visit the website at the Foundation for Rowing Education.

Coaching Clinics: 
As a partner with USRowing, Austin Rowing Club has hosted coaching clinics for those who wish to become certified by USRowing as a Level I, II or III coach. Austin Rowing Club has more certified coaches, and more Level III coaches, than any other rowing club in Texas. To find out more about this program, and upcoming clinics, please see the USRowing Coaching Education site.

Referee Clinics: 
Hosting regattas is a big part of what we do at Austin Rowing Club. As such, we’re always looking for well-qualified referees! Becoming a USRowing certified referee is a great way to experience the sport of rowing from a whole new perspective. ARC will be able to mentor you through the process, and we frequently host clinics on the eve prior to regattas. To find out more about how to begin as an apprentice, go to the USRowing Referee Site.

Book Signings: 
In March 2010, author Barry Strauss signed copies of his book, “Rowing Against the Current: On Learning to Scull at 40” at the Heart of Texas Regatta. This book discusses the history of rowing and relates it to the journey of a newcomer to the sport.