Learn To Row | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Juniors Learn to Row

Get outside this summer and enjoy time on the Iowa River! We will teach you the sport of rowing using rowing machines on land and boats on the water. You will learn rowing terms, how to carry boats and oars, how erg on land and row on the water, and then get to work with others on the water to move the boats.

  • All fitness levels and athletic backgrounds welcome.
  • Wear fitted athletic apparel, sunscreen, and hat and sunglasses. Baggy clothing is highly discouraged due to the design of rowing equipment.
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • Attendance each day of the session is recommended.
  • No refunds 3 days prior to the start of each session.
  • We will follow all university COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time of the program, including  those specific to rowing. More information will be released closer to your Learn to Row.

Contact Program Coordinator, Amy Smith, for more information at Amy-Smith-1@uiowa.edu


Session 1

  • June 21 - 25, 2021
  • Grades: 9 - 12
  • Fee: $210

Session 2

  • August 16 - 20, 2021
  • Grades: 9 - 12
  • Fee: $210

Register

Adult Learn to Row Series

 National Learn to Row Day takes place in June each year. This year, we are offering a Learn to Row series to get you out on the water and involved in the sport you have been waiting over a year to try! You will learn rowing terms, how to carry boats and oars, how erg on land and row on the water, and then get to work with others on the water to move the boats. 

  • All fitness levels and athletic backgrounds welcome.
  • Wear fitted athletic apparel, sunscreen, and hat and sunglasses. Baggy clothing is highly discouraged due to the design of rowing equipment.
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • No refunds after June 2, 2021.
  • We will be following all university COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time of the program, including those specific to rowing. More information will be released closer to your Learn to Row.

After completing this session, you may join the Adult and/or University of Iowa Student Rowing programs.

Contact Assistant Director for Rowing, Danelle Stipes, danelle-stipes@uiowa.edu with any questions.


The series will be held on three Sundays in July. It is recommended that you attend all three sessions:

  • Day 1: Sunday, July 11 | 7:30-10:30 am (3 hours)
  • Day 2: Sunday, July 18 | 7:30-9:30 am (2 hours)
  • Day 3: Sunday, July 25 | 7:30-9:30 am (2 hours)

Ages: 18 and up

Fee: $140

Register

 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Recreational Services in advance at ​319-335-9293.

Questions?

NameTitleEmailPhone
Danelle Stipes
Head Coach, Rowing
Amy Smith
Assistant Coach, Rowing