Learn to Row

Interested in learning to row? We have three sessions of morning and evening classes for beginners. All classes are held at the Riverfront Boathouse in Riverside Park, located at 20 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT. 

Learn to Sweep
Dates: June 6 – 30, July 4 – 28, August 1 – 27
Days/Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 – 7:30 pm, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6 – 7:30 am
If you’ve never rowed before, this is the program for you. Learn the basics of the rowing stroke and technique in our training barges – triple-wide hulls with seats for eight sweep (one oar per person) rowers and is oriented around rowing in team boats (4+ people per boat).
Days/Times:Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 – 7:30 pm, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6 – 7:30 am

Learn to Scull
Dates: June 6 – 30, July 4 – 28, August 1 – 27
Days/Times: Mondays/Wednesdays, 8:30 – 10 am, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 3 – 4:30 pm and Wednesdays/Fridays, 6 – 7:30 am
This class is for brand new scullers (two oars per person), who may be entirely new to the sport of rowing or trying something new after prior sweep rowing experience. Beginning scullers will start in the wider Alden hulls, and progress to the narrower Peinert, Hudson, and Swift “racing” hulls.

Intermediate Sweep
Dates: June 6 – 30 (pm only), July 4 – 28, August 1 – 27
Days/Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 – 7:30 pm, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6 – 7:30 am
This class is intended as the next step for those who complete Learn to Row. This class is also appropriate for rowers coming back from a long time away or who have had minimal prior experience and need to get some more practice before they are ready for the experienced teams. Intermediate sweep rowers will leave the training barge to get into our regular teams’ narrower hulls, but with pontoons for extra stability. This class will introduce the role of “coxswain” to rowers.

Register for one or more programs using the form below. Questions? Contact Bryan Pape by email or at (860) 713-3131 ext 314.

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