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AARC Learn to Row Program (LTR)

AARC's Learn to Row (LTR) classes are designed for adults of all ages and abilities with no previous rowing experience. Many AARC club members learned to row in one of our classes!  Classes are scheduled throughout the spring and early summer, and prepare rowers for AARC’s Technical Rowing program.                          
  • Minimum age - must be entering 9th grade or older
  • Sign Rowing Waiver
  • Register and pay (see link below)
There are no minimum physical requirements for taking a Learn to Row class.
What to expect
LTR starts on land with training on Concept2 rowing machines. Once the new students are comfortable with the basics they move to an eight person boat, giving them the chance to row as a crew and apply everything they have learned. There is no training or fitness level necessary for this class. Learn to Row Intro Packet

2019 Spring/Summer LTR Classes
If you would like to receive information on the scheduling of our 2019 LTR classes, please fill out this form.

2019 Sessions and Registration COMING SOON!
Classes meet three times per week for four weeks. It is strongly recommended individuals have no more than two absences in order for all participants to completely benefit from the curriculum. Classes are limited to 10 registrants, so sign up early to ensure your seat and get the registration discount!    
  • $329 new students
  • $299 existing members
  • Sign up early-classes fill fast!  
  • One free month of rowing in the Technical Sweep Program following graduation!
  • AARC endeavors to make rowing accessible to the broad community. To support participation, scholarships are available to those with financial need.
  • Please read our Refund Policy prior to making the commitment to our programs.
2019 Dates and Signups COMING SOON! 
(this table is under construction)

Session Date
New to AARC
Existing Members
Free Month
Next Step
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Register for
1   $329 $299 June July & August $240 July & August $190
    July August $110 August $70
4       August Fall Tech Sweep $215 Fall Tech Sweep $140
5       August Fall Tech Sweep $215 Fall Tech Sweep $140 
6       September October $110 October $70

Rowing after LTR   
LTR graduates become AARC Novice members in the year they graduate (the membership runs through the end of October). You are invited to join our Technical Sweep Program (the first month is free!) and continue gaining physical fitness and rowing skills through technique-focused coaching. If you transition directly from LTR to Technical Sweep, monthly Technical Sweep rowing fees apply after your first free month.
AARC endeavors to make rowing accessible to the broad community.  Scholarships are available to those with financial need to support participation.  
AARC is a 501(c)3 organization.  Donations made to AARC may be eligible for tax deduction.  Please check with your tax consultant.
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