Are you looking for a new activity this summer and enjoy physical activity while being on the water? The Annapolis Rowing Club is offering a Learn to Row (LTR) program to teach and share our love for rowing. Rowing is a full body, low impact sport that uses 86% of your muscle mass. Sweep rowing (as opposed to sculling) is where the rower has one oar and rowers learn to row together in an 8 person rowing shell. We have an exceptional team of coaches that are ready to introduce you to the sport of rowing. If you have an interest in learning to row, or if you have had a long layoff from the sport and would like to refresh your rowing abilities, we encourage you to sign up for LTR now as seats and sessions are limited to 12 participants per session!
As you are learning in an eight-oared shell, this activity is in compliance with Anne Arundel County's, the state of Maryland, and CDC's COVID guidelines. All participants are asked to wear a mask at the Boathouse and social distancing is encouraged. Masks will be optional once in the rowing shell. Individuals will be instructed on the procedures for minimizing cross contamination by disinfecting oars, boats, and other equipment.
During LTR you will learn the following, with the goal to feel more comfortable in a sweep boat and have fun learning how to row:
- Introduction to the rowing stroke
- Nomenclature and terminology of rowing
- Safety equipment and ARC's Rules of the Row
- Preparing the boat to row
- Launching, rowing, and returning to the dock
- Turning, steering, and backing the boat
- Mastering timing while rowing in unison with your boat
- Weather considerations and traffic patterns on waterways
LTR will be a two-day session where each lesson will be four (4) hours.
The program will be held on Saturday - Sunday and will be limited to only twelve (12) LTR rowers per session.