Rowing Clinic


Curious about rowing? Join in the unparalleled freedom of simultaneous movement, rhythm, and motion throughout the water. Rowing is a sport held on the surface of the water, where athletes propel a boat using oars. It’s a total-body workout and will strengthen major muscle groups in your arms, legs, and core while increasing cardiovascular endurance as well as providing the fun and enjoyment of being out on the water. Classes are open to people with little or no rowing experience. New rowers are taught to scull (rowing with 2 oars with 1-3 other people) in stable boats so they can more quickly understand the mechanics of rowing, gaining flexibility and independence while working with coaches on a 1-to-1 basis. During class, participants will learn about the different types of rowing equipment and vocabular. The first class may be partially land-based. Once basic skills are acquired, we progress to the on-the-water portion where participants will receive instruction rowing in a scull with two oars. Participants must be able to swim independently.

Bring: Tight fitting clothes, hat, glasses, water shoes (or athletic shoes that may get wet), towel, and water. Rowing equipment and personal flotation devices will be provided. Please note size, height, & weight on registration.

Instructors: Island Rowing Association U.S. Rowing certified coaches. Email:

Location: Freeland Park, 1535 E. Shorewood Dr, Freeland or Deer Lake in Clinton

Schedule: Friday-Saturday, June 28-29, 8:30am-10:30am

Fee: $100

Maximum 5 participants per class.