Rowing | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa
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The Rowing program is designed to teach and promote the sport of rowing both on campus and in the Iowa City and surrounding areas. Programs are designed for every skill level, from beginner to advanced. We offer learn to row sessions, adult, high school, collegiate, and adaptive rowing programs. Have questions about our rowing program? Check our FAQ.l

 The P. Sue Beckwith, M.D., Boathouse, is not available to be rented out. If you have questions about the Boathouse, please contact Athletics Facilities staff

Learn to Row

Throughout the year, we offer Learn to Row sessions. We'll teach you the basics of rowing on a rowing machine, and then you'll try out your new skills on the water. 


Adult Rowing

We offer programming for UI students, faculty, staff, and community members. Athletes can compete as part of Hawkeye Community Rowing or practice with the team for exercise and to improve rowing skills.

Junior Rowing

We offer programming for juniors ages 12 and up. Rowing is a great sport to learn early - it's a full-body workout, teaches teamwork, and there are many opportunities for collegiate rowing scholarships. Learn how to get involved here.

Collegiate Rowing

Any UI Student wanting to row can join our collegiate club! Visit the collegiate rowing page to find out more information!

Special Events and Programs

Along with our adult, junior, and learn to row programs, we also offer Adaptive Rowing, a Winter Rowing program, and we host a variety of special events throughout the year, like the Iowa Indoor Rowing Challenge.


Contact Us

Danelle Stipes
Assistant Director, Rowing
Amy Smith
Coordinator, Rowing