Rowing at ARC

Austin Rowing Club offers programming for all levels and ages. As the oldest rowing club in Texas, ARC welcomes all, whether you are a brand new to the sport or an experienced collegiate rower. Learn more about our various programs and reach out to if you have any further questions.

Junior’s Programs

Youth Recreational Rowing

This programs offer great opportunities for kids to learn how to row, continue the development of their rowing and athletic skills, and experience this amazing sport in a less time consuming and demanding way than a competitive program.

Junior Competitive Rowing

Available to students in grades 8th – 12th, ARC has both novice and varsity competitive racing teams. If you are ready to commit to strength building, enhancing technique in the sport of rowing, and increasing your athleticism, then this is the team for you.

Introduction to Rowing

Ready to try rowing? Austin Rowing Club offers “Learn to Scull” and “Intro to Rowing” clinics for those interested in rowing on Lady Bird Lake. No prior experience necessary.

You will learn how to stay safe on the water, the basics of the rowing stroke, and how to handle the rowing equipment. Upon completion of the course you should be a Level 1 rower.

Once you have completed the Intro to Rowing or with coaches approval, you can continue building your rowing foundation through our Novice Sweep Training Program.

Master’s Programs

Racing Team

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 for more information.

Club Team

ARC’s Master’s Club team is for rowers looking for a team experience, structured practice and coaching, but not interested in time commitment of the racing team. To learn more about practice schedules and how to join, please email

Additional Programs

Beyond ARC’s regular rowing programming, we also welcome summer collegiate rowers, visiting crews, and guest rowers. Select the program below to learn more: