Adult Learn to Row

*The Adult Learn to Row program is open in the summer season only. Registration is now CLOSED!

This program is for adults aged 18+ who are new to rowing. It will offer 3 sessions per week, and no experience is required to join. 

In this program, athletes will learn boat basics, basic rowing mechanics and technique, and gain experience in a wide variety of sizes and types of boats. This program follows the “Learn to Train” pathway and athletes will be expected to meet certain competencies before moving on to other programs. Athletes who complete this program will be able to move on to the Adult Recreation or Adult Masters program, based on coach discretion and their training goals.

In 2022, Adult Learn to Row practices will be held at the SJRC boathouse, beginning July 4 and ending September 2, with three practice times per week. Holidays include the evening before the Royal St. John’s Fixed Seat Regatta and Regatta Day in August. 

Should weather conditions not permit on-water activities, fitness training will take place at the SJRC boathouse or the erg room (located at Max Fitness on New Cove Road) at the same scheduled times.  A swim test is not required for adult rowing programs; however, when you join you must confirm that you can swim well and will be comfortable if your boat flips and you find yourself in the water. 

The fee for the 8-week program is $345. The price breakdown is as follows: 

  • $300 – SJRC rowing program
  • $20 – Rowing Newfoundland (RNL) membership, the NL provincial rowing organization (mandatory annual membership)
  • $25 – Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) membership, the Canadian national rowing organization (mandatory annual membership)

Program registration and payment details:

  •  Please register online at Rowing Canada.    
  •  Fee:  $345  (includes RNL and RCA membership dues)
  •  Fees are paid by e-transfer to [email protected] prior to the first practice 
  • A program registration cap will be applied at the discretion of the SJRC administration, in accordance with rowing club boat capacity

Detailed instructions on how to register and pay by e-transfer are available here, or check the Membership page for more information.

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