Rowing Lessons & Classes
Learn to Row on San Diego's Mission Bay. Our rowing instructors will take you through the basics, whether you are interested in individual rowing (sculling) or team rowing (sweep rowing). After completing our Sculling Level 1 class you can progress on to the more advanced levels quickly learning on sleeker, faster, and more responsive single person rowing shells.
If you are more interested in team rowing, our Sweep Rowing classes are the perfect start to educating you on the knowledge necessary to continue with recreational or competitive rowing. Our rowing instructors will make sure you feel comfortable with your form on land before placing you in a boat with other rowers. Once you've perfected your rowing stroke the class will move into the stable rowing barge, where you will be able to experience the challenges of rowing in sync as a team. Once you've mastered the teamwork it takes to be a successful rower, you can move onto our higher level rowing classes where you will be moving at a quicker pace both in your knowledge and on the water.
Rowing Classes & schedules
SWEEP ROWING LEVEL 1
8 hours. 4 class sessions. This rowing class is a great introduction to Sweep Rowing, where you will learn to row as a member of a team. You will be introduced to rowing basics starting with a rowing machine on land. You will then transition to a 16-person training barge and progress to the traditional eight person rowing shell seen in Olympic and collegiate competition. By the end of this class you will be able to speak the language of rowing and be able to practice efficient strokes both on the water and in the gym.
SWEEP ROWING LEVEL 2
8 hours. 4 class sessions. In this rowing class we will build upon the foundation of rowing developed in Sweep Rowing 1 by practicing technical skills such as balance, timing, and stroke rate while rowing by 4’s (4 people at a time) and 6’s (6 people at a time). Expect to increase confidence on the water and build fitness as part of an 8 person crew.
Prequisite: Sweep Rowing Level 1
SWEEP ROWING LEVEL 3
8 hours. 4 class sessions. In this rowing class we will build on what we learned in Sweep Rowing 1 and 2 and work to balance the boat with all 8 rowers. Through various technical drills, advanced instruction and lots of on-the-water practice we will work to establish rhythm as a cohesive team. By the end of this class you will feel confident as a crew member and prepared to join one of the many recreational rowing clubs in San Diego.
Prequisite: Sweep Rowing Level 2
SCULLING LEVEL 1
8 hours. 4 class sessions. Using two oars, sculling allows for enjoying rowing as an individual. Through land instruction and on-the-water practice, you will learn the fundamentals of the rowing stroke in specialized training singles with stabilizing pontoons. Plenty of practice time will give you confidence and a solid foundation to move on to more advanced skills.
SCULLING LEVEL 2
8 hours. 4 class sessions. After Sculling Level 1 it's time to remove the training pontoons and work on your stroke while setting (balancing) the boat. This class will focus on giving you the skills and confidence to be checked off to row the single on your own.
Prequisite: Sculling Level 1
SCULLING LEVEL 3
4 hours. 2 class sessions. Once you have mastered the training single you are ready to move on to more sleek and responsive racing shells. With class sizes limited at 3 students, instruction will be customized to the goals of the individual rower. At the successful completion of this class you will be checked off to rent our Drew Harrison Racing singles.
Prequisite: Sculling Level 2
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Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.
SAVE WHEN YOU PACKAGE!
Package includes Sculling Level 1, 2 and 3.
$319.00 Package Fee
$229.00 SDSU/UCSD Student Fee
Package price includes Sweep Rowing Level 1, 2, and 3.
$299.00 Package Fee
$209.00 SDSU/UCSD Student Fee