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AARC Adult & Youth Learn to Scull Program (LTS)

Sculling is a form of rowing in which the rower holds two oars.  Sculling is typically done in smaller boats of one to two people, who navigate the water without a coxswain.  
  • Sign Rowing Waiver
  • Register and pay (see link below)
  • Minimum age - must be entering 9th grade, or older
  • Must be able to carry a single scull weighing 40-50 lbs unassisted
  • Must be able to turn their heads to look over shoulder in both directions
  • Swimming Abilities (need to attest that you can swim if you are over 18 and if younger need to pass swim test)
Questions? email the Head Sculling Coach with any questions about learning to scull.
What to expect
Instructors will demonstrate basic proper technique geared to teach participants to use single and double scull shells. Participants will learn the sculling rowing stroke and how to safely maneuver sculling equipment unassisted both on land and in the water. Additional instruction on how to re-enter capsized craft from the water will be provided.
2019 Summer LTS Classes
If you would like to receive information on the scheduling of our 2019 LTS classes, please fill out this form.

2018 Sessions and Registration
Sessions take place Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Sunday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Each class can accommodate 6 scullers. A 30 minute break is scheduled each day. Please bring extra water and a snack.       
  • $329 new scullers
  • $299 existing members
  • 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.

Session Days Date  Register
New to AARC
Existing Members 
Free First Month
Following Graduation 
1 Sat & Sun
June 9 & 10 $329 $299 through July14
2 Sat & Sun
June 23 & 24 $329  $299 through July 28
3 Sat & Sun
July 14 & 15  $329  $299 through August 18
4 Sat & Sun
Aug 4 & 5 Full

through September 8
5 Sat & Sun  Aug 18 & 19  $329  $299 through September 22
6  Sat & Sun Sept 8 & 9  $329  $299 through October 13
Rowing after LTS
LTS graduates become AARC Novice members in the year they graduate (the membership runs through the end of October). You are invited to join our Club Sculling Program and continue gaining physical fitness and sculling skills through technique-focused coaching. If you transition directly from LTS to Club Sculling, Club Sculling rowing fees apply after your first 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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