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Interested in rowing and developing your skills? As a member of AARC you will enjoy being connected with a group of unique, fun, and fitness-minded individuals who really love to row!  Come join us for another season of hard work, improvement and general fun & camaraderie…Argo is waiting! 


Membership

AARC is a member-operated, community club. Participation in our programs requires AARC membership and program subscription(s). Fees are paid based on the program and season.

All requests for memberships begin by signing our Joining Agreement & Rowing Waiver. In advance of signing, you may read the document here. Once signed, members can select from the programs described below, review the links to learn more about our programs, sign up and pay membership and program fees.

Rowing Programs

  • We offer coached sweep rowing practices for rowers with various goals:
    • For recent learners and those developing technique, we offer the Technical Sweep program.
    • Open Sweep is for experienced sweep rowers focusing on improving fitness and development more advanced rowing techniques.
    • The Competitive Sweep program focuses on preparation for major national regattas.
    • Members of the Open Sweep and Competitive Sweep programs also can participate in un-coached practices and Club Sculling practices (based on sculling coach approval).
  • For scullers, we offer coached sculling practices in the Club Sculling program; members of this program may also participate in the Open Sweep practices (based on Open coach approval).
  • Through our Inclusive program, we also offer specialized programs for veterans and adaptive programs for athletes with physical or cognitive disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorder.
  • Each year, we also offer a Winter Training program, of on-land, group erging practices (using rowing machines).

Seasons


Coached practices are offered over three on-water seasons and a winter season on land:
Spring (April, May), Summer (June, July, August), Fall (September-October) and Winter (December-March).

You can join at any time, but membership and program fees are divided into seasonal payments (see Fees and Registration).

Member Expectations

AARC is a member-operated, community club, to preserve the above benefits and keep rowing vital in the Ann Arbor area, all members must share in the responsibility for safety and stewardship. All members, regardless of level, are expected to remain in good standing by the following:
  • Signed waiver for participation
  • Knowing, following and upholding all Club Rules
  • Knowing, following and upholding safety requirements at all times, including the reporting of  issues and concerns
  • Timely payment of rowing fees
  • Participation in AARC Stewardship Program, designed to spread the club’s essential work among all members


Member Benefits


Learning Member (LTR, LTS, YLTS) Private Boat Owner (PBO) Member Inclusive Member  Technical, Open, Competitive or Club Sculling Member  Coach or Coxswain Member Winter Member 
 Eligible to participate in program practices and access to large fleet of shells  
X
 Eligible to participate in coached inclusive practices  
 X
 Race for AARC at MCI
 X
 X
 X
 
X

 Race under AARC colors at local, regional & national events
 X
 X
 X
 
X


X

Receive the AARC newsletter The Weekly Catch X  X
X X  
X

 X
 Access to social events  X
 X
X  X
 
X

 X
 May attend monthly Board meetings  
X X  X
X X
 Full voting member 
X (if 18 or older) X (if 18 or older)
X (if 18 or older)
 Eligible to register for Winter Training  X
 X X  X  X  X











Ready to Join?
Once you identify which program you are interested in, sign our Joining Agreement, complete your membership registration and program subscription request (see Fees and Registration), then submit the fee online. You will be assigned a username and password, enabling you to log on to the AARC member only site, where you will have access to additional information.         

Have more questions?  Please don’t hesitate to contact us as info@a2crew.com

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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