Learn To Row | Recreational Services

Ready to learn a new sport? Our Learn to Row sessions are a perfect introduction to the sport of rowing. You'll learn the basics of rowing on land and then try your new skills on the Iowa River. No rowing or athletic experience necessary! All fitness levels welcome. 


Summer Programs

Have you ever wanted to try rowing? Give it a try this summer with a 2-day camp, teaching you the basics of the rowing stroke. After the camp, anyone who is interested is welcome to join the Juniors Rowing Program.

 

High School Two-Day Learn to Row

For students entering 9th-12th grade. Join us for one of two sessions:

Session 1:

  • Dates: May 31 and June 1
  • Time: 9:00am - 11:30am

Session 2:

  • Dates: July 17 and 18
  • Time: 9:00am - 11:30am

The registration fee is $60. Register online or at our Member Services desks at the CRWC, Field House, or Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.


Middle School Two-Day Learn to Row

For students entering 6th-8th grade. 

June 18 and 19 | 9:00am - 11:30am

The registration fee is $60. Register online or at our Member Services desks at the CRWC, Field House, or Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.

Questions? Check our Rowing FAQs or email Cristy Hartman.


National Learn to Row Day

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 June 2nd. 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 to 12 each session
  • Ages 14 and up are welcome
  • Wear fitted athletic apparel and remember to bring a water bottle!

We will also have an open house from 8am to 12pm 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. 

Date: June 2nd
  • Registration opens April 30 and closes May 31
  • Fee: FREE!
  • Sessions
    • Session 1: 8am - 9am
    • Session 2: 9am - 10am
    • Session 3: 10am - 11am
    • Session 4: 11am - 12pm

Register online now!


National Learn to Row Day: Extended Series

We are offering an extended series to those who participated in National Learn to Row Day. This 4 session series will help you 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 you attend all sessions in this series.

  • Dates: Tuesdays/Thursdays
    • June 12th, 14th, 19th, and 21st
  • Time: 5:45 - 7:30pm
  • Registration opens May 30 and closes June 10
  • Fee: $80