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Cooper Rowing Club’s Adult Learn-to-Row (LTR) sessions are held annually, May through September, for adults of all ages.  Whether you are looking to try a new sport or refresh your sculling skills, Cooper Rowing Club's Learn-to-Row sessions offer a chance to get on the water, meet new friends and learn the skills to keep you rowing for the rest of your life.  

2024 Learn-to-Row Sessions



May 6 to May 22, 2024



June 3 to June 19, 2024


June 8 to June 23, 2024



July 8 to July 24, 2024


July 6 to July 21, 2024



August 5 to August 21, 2024


August 3 to August 18, 2024



August 26 to September 16, 2024


August 24 to September 15, 2024

*Note: Classes will skip Labor Day weekend/week and resume the following week. 

There will be no classes on  Aug 31/Sept 1 (weekends) or Sept 2/4 (evenings).

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No rowing experience is necessary.  Participants will learn boat safety, equipment handling, terminology, how to use an erg and the basics of sculling (two oars per person) in a quad (four person boat).  Each LTR session consists of 12 hours of coaching (offered as six, 2 hour classes). The session will culminate with participants rowing singles and completing a flip/swim test.  LTR participants will receive a substantial discount on first season membership dues when joining the club upon graduation.   


Session Requirements

Our LTR sessions focus on learning technique in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. However, rowing is a physically demanding sport that requires strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Please make sure you meet our session requirements and review the liability waiver terms prior to registering. 

  • You must be at least 18 years of age and out of high school.

  • You must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs over your head unassisted: The boat you will be using weighs 120 lbs, and you and your three boatmates will need to carry the boat over your head for 30 yards, from the boathouse to the dock.

  • You must be able to perform a deep squat and return to standing without support: Stepping from the dock into the boat requires the strength, flexibility, and balance to lower yourself from a standing to sitting position in a tight space, on an unsteady surface, with little support.

  •  You must be able to swim/float/tread water unassisted for 10 minutes.

Do not sign up for a session unless you are able to make ALL classes scheduled in the session. Payment is required at the time of registration (see refund policy below).


If you or your healthcare professional have concerns regarding your health, fitness, flexibility or ability to complete the physical requirements listed above, please contact us prior to registration.

Please email CRC for additional questions about LTR or if encountering problems with registration.

Refund Policy: 

- Full refund (less $25 processing fee) available until the registration deadline specified for your session in Regatta Central. (To view the registration deadline for your session, click the registration link below and navigate to your session.) 

- We will attempt to accommodate you if a request is made to switch to another available session.

- No refunds offered once session commences.


Membership in Cooper Rowing Club:

Upon successful completion of our LTR program, graduates are encouraged to apply for membership to Cooper Rowing Club.  As a novice member, you will be eligible to row in CRC team boats and singles.

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