Below is general information about rowing that you may find useful. If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to give us a call or email!
What to Wear
On the bottom:
- Shorts – biking style
On the top:
- T-shirt (Polypropylene Types appropriate for the weather)
- Sweat shirt (W/O frontal pockets unless the zippered kind)
- Fleece or vest
- Rain Jacket - close fitting
On the feet:
- Thick socks
- Cotton socks
- Extra socks (if you have really small feet)
- Running shoes – be prepared to erg or row
On the head:
- Head/ear band
Always bring to every practice:
- Extra set of clothes
- Water bottle
- Medical necessities
FLOAT TEST NEW TO ROWING:
A float test needs to be taken by all new members. It’s a basic test of treading water for a few minutes. You do not need to be a great swimmer to pass. Just being able to stay afloat is all you need.
Most public pools will offer this test. Call them for availability.
All boats are our responsibility. Never, never drop a boat. Rather ensure more people to help carry the boats to and from the water, than less.
1. All boats need to be wiped down after use with the towels that are in the clubhouse. The boats collect a lot of motor oil from the powerboats.
2. Watch riggers when coming in and out of the boathouse
3. Place oars face down on the docks to prevent scraping.
4. Listen to instruction from the coxswain.
5. A launch (safety boat) must always be on the water when using club equipment.
WHO WILL I ROW WITH?
Every practice or Learn to Row session can be comprised of different participants. That is what makes each day enjoyable, as you get to row with different people and refine your skills with all types of rowers.
You will have an opportunity to get started in a larger boat (a quad, seating 4 people) and as you progress, move to a double and eventually a single sculling boat. We encourage all team members to row within their own abilities and comfort level while continuously increasing their opportunity for growth.
Every practice and event includes guidance from our coaching team and a safety launch. Safety is number one on the lake and a launch boat is mandatory for any boat that enters the water.
Safe Sport Policy
Safety is of the utmost importance for our club. Please see our Safe Sport Policy for safety information.