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!
AARC is a member-operated, community club. Participation in our programs requires AARC membership and program subscription(s). Fees are paid based on member types (Regular or Student/Vet), 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.
- 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 of more advanced rowing techniques.
- The Competitive Sweep program focuses on preparation for major national regattas.
- Members of the Open Sweep and Competitive Sweep programs have the opportunity to participate in un-coached Captain's practices and Club Sculling practices (based on sculling coach approval).
- Members of the Open Sweep and Competitive Sweep programs also have the opportunity to participate in any Open or Competitive coached practices during the SPRING, while those programs are combined for one season.
- For scullers, we offer coached sculling practices in the Club Sculling program; members of this program may also participate in the Open Sweep or Competitive Sweep practices (based on program signup and it's coach's 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).
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 annual or seasonal payments (see Fees and Registration).
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