Become a Member

Member Pricing and Levels

All rowing membership levels will require that you are a level 1 rower. There are a number of different ways to become a level 1 rower that are listed under “Steps to Become a Member”. 

General Membership

General Membership is for all rowers 18+ interested in rowing with ARC. As an ARC General Member, you are able to reserve a shell from 5:45 am – 8:00 pm daily. Dock masters are avialable every morning as well as Monday – Thursday evenings. General coaching is also included with this membership. There are numerous open coaching hours: Monday – Thursday 6:00 am – 9:00 am, Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, and additional hours coming in the fall. If you are interested in joining a Club Crew (primarily 8+’s and 4x’s) you can be added to the ARC sub list to rotate into a new crew! In addition to all of the rowing resources, you will have access to our locker rooms, showers, indoor erg and workout room, free kayaking (for the first hour of each outing), 10% off kayak and SUP tours, and 10% off SUP rentals. There are additional discounts available with our boat house partners; Retro Boat Rentals ATX and RoFitness. Email rowing@austinrowing.org for more information!

One-time Admin Fee: $40

General Membership Cost: $65/month

Masters Racing Team Membership

The Masters Racing Team at the Austin Rowing Club is a competitive racing team composed of experienced rowers ages 21 and up  (many with college racing experience) who strive to race competitively at national and international regattas. Athletes train together year-round and compete in Open and Masters events at regattas in the spring, summer and fall. The Masters Racing Team has two assistant coaches, one of which focuses on developing less experienced athletes and the other focuses on assisting the head coach. Head Coach approval is required to join the Masters Racing Team. Anyone interested in joining the Masters Racing Team should be prepared to ride along at practices, do an erg test, and be evaluated on the water in a single and/or team boat prior to being allowed to join. The Masters Racing Team practices Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 5:45 am – 7:30 am and Saturday mornings from 7:00 am – 9:00 am on the water and requires land workouts outside of practice times. Please email rowing@austinrowing.org for more information.

One-time Admin Fee: $40

Masters Racing Team Cost: $100/month

Coxswain Membership

The Austin Rowing Club offers a free membership to coxswains. The coxswain must participate regularly in at least two practices per week but may also participate in other programming at no cost. Please email rowing@austinrowing.org to get more information.

One-time Admin Fee: $40

Coxswain Membership Cost: $0/month

Fitness Membership

This is a non-rowing membership and does not require you to be a level 1 rower. This membership offers unlimited use of the locker rooms, showers, rowing machines, and indoor bikes. Please email rowing@austinrowing.org to get more information.

One-time Admin Fee: $40

Fitness Membership Cost: $25/month

Steps to Become a Member

Experienced Rower - New to ARC
  1. Email rowing@austinrowing.org with your rowing experience. Please include:
        • Sweep or sculling experience
        • Years of experience
        • Previous club or school affiliation
        • Membership interest level (Coxswain, Fitness, General, or Masters Racing Team Membership)
        • Schedule of availability (for evaluation)
  2. Our Member Services Manager will set up a time for a coach to evaluate your skill level over a 60 or 90 minute period.
        • Your skill level corresponds to which equipment you are able to reserve as a member.
        • In addition to skill assessment, there is a review of lake safety, hazards, traffic patterns, and our boat house procedures and protocols.
No Experience - Learn to Row
  1. Start by signing up for a Learn to Row Class here: https://austinrowing.org/adult-programs/learn-to-row/ .
  2. Attend all classes.
  3. Upon completion of the class, confirm with your coach that you are able to start rowing on your own.
  4. If so, email rowing@austinrowing.org to activate your membership.
No Experience - Private Lessons
  1. Start by signing up for a Private 3-Lesson Package here: https://austinrowing.org/adult-programs/learn-to-row/ .
  2. Complete all three lessons.
  3. Upon completion of the class, confirm with your coach that you are able to start rowing on your own.
  4. If so, email rowing@austinrowing.org to activate your membership. Please include:
    1. The date you completed the third lesson
    2. The membership level desired (Fitness or General Membership)

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