*For those new to AARC with previous rowing experience, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule a guest row to determine best fit.
The Technical Sweep Program is for rowers who are recent graduates of Learn-to-Row and those wishing to develop or refresh, technical skills. The head coach of the Technical Sweep Program will define the criteria for participation in the program (entry and continuation) and collaborate with the head coach of the Open Sweep Program to ensure rowers are being developed to that skill set. Technical Sweep practices are focused on improving technique and skill in rowing.
All Technical Sweep rowers have the opportunity to represent AARC at various regattas in both the summer and fall water seasons.
*Never Rowed and want to learn? Check out our Learn to Row page.
Practices for the Technical Program are in the evening.
Technical Practice Schedule (April-October)
(6:15 to 8:00 PM)
To be assigned a seat in practice, rowers must sign up with their availability by noon, Thursday the week prior via the web link on the club's homepage. By doing this, coaches can make boat lineups for the weekly schedule. While drop-in participation is possible, weekly scheduling is strongly recommended: as a drop-in you are not guaranteed a seat in the boat.
Technical rowers have the opportunity (and are encouraged) to race with AARC in regattas offering novice/recreational events.
All AARC rowers are expected to contribute to practices by either coxing boats or driving safety launches. Please read the information linked below and remember to take the coxing quiz (located on the home page).
Based on the speed of rower development and evaluation by the coaching staff, a technical rower can move up to more advanced rowing. The club encourages novice members to complete a minimum of 4 months of "on the water" rowing before considering advancement to Open Sweep Rowing. This time helps to ensure that technical abilities are on par with those more advanced and facilitates a more positive experience for all rowers. Rowers are encouraged to discuss their progress with the coaches to determine if/when advancement is appropriate.