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. Space is limited so register today!
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.
If you have a group of four people that would like to learn together, please contact us!
While rowing can be a physically demanding sport requiring strength and cardiovascular endurance, engaging more than 80% of your body's muscles, our LTR sessions focus on technique in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Please make sure you meet our session requirements and review the liability waiver terms prior to registering. Payment is required at the time of registration (see the refund policy below).
You must be at least 18 years of age and out of high school.
Demonstrate your ability to lift and carry 30 lbs over your head unassisted.
Demonstrate your ability to perform a leg squat unassisted.
Demonstrate your ability to swim, float/tread water unassisted for 10 minutes.
You must be committed to attend all classes scheduled in a session.
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 contact Dana Anders for additional questions about LTR or if encountering problems with registration.
Click open the gray bars below to view the class dates/times of each session and to register (specific class dates may be TBD at this time & will post as the season approaches)
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- Full refund (less $25 processing fee) available PRIOR to the start of the first class in the 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.
For those under 18 years of age interested in learn-to-row programs, please visit South Jersey Rowing Club for youth rowing on the Cooper River.