Learn To Row | Recreational Services
University of Iowa

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We offer Learn to Row programming in the Summer, Fall, Spring, and Winter. Offerings fluctuate based on event schedules, weather, and river conditions.

National Learn to Row Day - June 1st

Have you ever wanted to try rowing? We are offering you the chance to learn about the sport! US Rowing and Concept 2 Rowing are sponsors of the National Learn to Row Day held nationwide on this date, June 1st. A quick, one hour session will include 10 minutes of rowing machine demo, followed by 50 minutes of boat handling and rowing on the Iowa River. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ON THE WATER ACTIVITIES! Space is limited for each session, so sign up today! Participants age 14 and up are welcome. Please wear athletic apparel and bring a water bottle. 

  • Session I: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
  • Session II: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
  • Session III: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
  • Session IV: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

We will also have an Open House from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to provide tours of the P. Sue Beckwith Facilities, erg demos, and of course, answer questions regarding all of the rowing programs. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Registration is not needed for off the water activities. 

Sign up here. National Learn to Row Day on June 1st is free to participants. 

National Learn to Row Day - Extended Series

We are offering an extended series to those who participate in National Learn to Row Day. This 4 day series will help you to learn more about the sport of rowing as well as allow you to be able to get the basic skills needed to join our rowing program at the beginner level. We recommend attendance each day of your session. Space is limited, so sign up today. Participants 18 and up are welcome. Please wear fitted athletic apparel and bring a water bottle. 

  • Session I: Monday/Wednesday | June 17, 18, 24, 26 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
  • Session II: Tuesday/Thursday | June 18, 20, 25, 27 | 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 

Sign up here. Fee for National Learn to Row Day - Extended Series is $55 for UI Students or $80 for non-UI Students. 

Junior Rowing Summer Camp

Have you ever wanted to try rowing? Give it a try this summer with this 5 day camp. You will learn the basics of the rowing stroke and have the opportunity to try both sweep and sculling boats. After the camp, anyone who is interested will be welcome to join the Juniors Rowing Program. This camp is intended for rowers ages 11 - 18. Registration will close the Thursday prior to the start of each session. 

  • Dates: June 10 - 14, June 14 - 21, June 24 - 28
  • Time: 9:oo a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
  • Fee: $150 per session 

Register here!

Questions?

NameTitleEmailPhone
Danelle Stipes
Assistant Director, Rowing
Amy Smith
Coordinator, Rowing