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AARC Learn to Row Program (LTR)


 
 
In sweep rowing, each rower uses one oar.  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 summer and prepare rowers for AARC’s Technical Rowing program.   Prefer two oars?  Try Learn to Scull                   

What's included:
  • One month of structured lessons that meet three times per week. Meets 3 x per week (attendance at most practices is required); Coach to student ratio of approximately 1:8
  • Followed by one month of participation in the Technical Sweep Program.  The second month is more flexible; you may signup (one week in advance) to row up to three times per week during coached practices.  Meet club members and continue to improve your rowing skills.
  • Use of AARC boats and equipment during lessons and Technical Sweep practices
  • Ann Arbor Rowing Club T-shit
  • Social events with new rowers and AARC members

 

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 what they've learned on land. There is no training or fitness level necessary for this class. Learn to Row Intro Packet


Requirements  
  • Minimum age - must be entering 9th grade or older
  • Sign Rowing Waiver
  • Register and pay (see link below)


2019 Sessions and Registration
 
It is strongly recommended that during the first month you miss no more than two classes in order for all participants to completely benefit from the curriculum. The second month is more flexible. Classes are limited to 10 registrants, so sign up early to ensure your seat and get the registration discount!    
  • $295 for the 2-month program
  • Sign up early-classes fill fast!  
  • 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.
  • To register, click on the appropriate button in the "session" column in the table below.
2019 Dates and Signups  

Session Month #1
Days Time
Month #2 Technical Sweep Next Step:
Register for Prorated
Technical
Program
(Regular)
Next Step:
Register for
Prorated
Technical
Program
(Students/Vets
Register for Session 1  May 6 - 31 Mon, Tues, Fri 6:20-8:00 PM June July & August $240 July & August $190
Register for Session 2 May 8- June 1 Wed, Thurs, *Sat   6:20-8:00 PM
*8:00-9:40 AM
June July & August $240  July & August $190 
Register for Session 3
June 3 - 28 Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:20-8:00 PM  July August $120 August $70
Register for Session 4 June 3 - 28  Mon, Wed, Fri  6:00 - 7:30 AM July August $120 August $70
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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 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 beginning in the second month (see table above).
 
 
  
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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