Novice Program

We offer beginner programming through our recreational rowing sessions, which typically meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. The 2024 schedule is as follows:

  • Session 1: Jun. 4 – Jun. 30 (Tu / Th / Su)
  • Session 2: Jul. 2 – Jul. 28 (Tu / Th / Su)
  • Session 3: Jul. 30 – Aug. 25 (Tu / Th / Su)
  • Session 4: Aug. 28 – Sep. 29. (We / Su)

Please refer to the Registration form for more details. Please note you can register for our programs without making the commitment for full-fledged club membership by registering for the program as a Non-Member.


Beginning rowers can also be partnered with a mentor for 4 tutoring sessions in doubles or singles. You’ll learn the basics and then have the opportunity to join our standard programming with larger groups and a coach, or pass a flip test and row on your own schedule.

Prior to beginning the mentoring sessions, the new rower must:

  • Pass the swim test or be willing to wear a PFD while rowing
  • Sign the US Rowing waiver online
  • Watch the safety video online
  • Pay the club membership fee of $150
  • Be at least 14 years old

Learn to be a Coxswain

Coxswains are an instrumental part of the crew, and are responsible for motivating and unifying the crew. The coxswain’s primary responsibility is the safety of his or her crew. In addition to steering the boat, the coxswain also acts as the coach’s assistant.

Become a coxswain and hone your leadership skills to coach and motivate your crew. Coxswains learn by doing – with an already experienced crew.  The best coxswains also know how to row.  If you’d like to give it a try, let us know.