Learn to Row

Dates for 2019 Learn to Row will be updated in April 2019—watch this space for updates!

The Learn to Row format is a 2-3 hour ‘taste of rowing.’ We will show you the basics and then get you in a shell and rowing with some experienced rowers to steady the boat.


what to expect

In a Learn to Row class, you will be taught a brief primer on the fundamentals of rowing and then get on the water with several new and experienced rowers. This course is intended to be just a ‘taste of rowing,’ and, should you be interested in continuing, you will be qualified to move straight into Novice rowing classes the following Tuesday.

All Learn to Row classes, especially the April class, will have a “Inclement Weather/ Indoor Rowing” component organized due to variable and unpredictable weather conditions.

times & fees

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2019 dates TBD in April 2019.

Our dates in 2018 were:

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 12th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 2nd, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 30th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, July 28th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

You only need to attend one class before entering our Novice Program.

Fees: $25 (Note: if your Learn to Row class occurs between May 26 and September 3 you will need to pay the $7 entry fee when entering the Boulder Reservoir for your class)

To register for these classes, please go to BCR’s Regatta Central page, open the ‘Learn-to-Row’ tab and select the class you wish to sign up for.


what to bring

Reminders of what to bring will be emailed to you before class. In general, plan to bring:

  • Three signed waivers - you must be able to swim, as outlined in the swim waiver.

  • Athletic Clothing (check the weather, form-fitting is better than loose clothing)

  • Appropriate footwear: socks and quick slip on/off shoes (sandals or closed-toed ok)

  • Water, preferably in a soft-plastic container (no metal containers, please)

  • A positive attitude!