All of our learn to row classes are open to adults with little or no rowing experience. We teach new rowers to scull in stable, single boats so they can more quickly understand the mechanics of rowing - gaining flexibility and independence for their future endeavors in the sport!
Lake Washington offers Learn to Row Sculling in the spring, summer, and sometimes early fall. Our curated, small classes allow the coaches to focus on the needs of each individual rower.
Learn to Row Sculling
Learn to Row 1 Sculling Classes are done for the year. We will resume in the spring, weather-dependent, but this year we started mid-March.
Get on our Learn to Row Sculling waiting list to receive emails with instructions as we schedule more small group lessons. Click the button to the left to create a profile in MindBody and select "Learn to Row" as your interest!
Learn to Row Sculling 1 classes are 2-3 weeks in duration. The series is 6 sessions, with up to 4 students for $240. Participants will learn the basics of rowing in individual boats. Registration goes through the office to curate and schedule the groups. Students must attend all classes to progress.
We also offer a Learn to Row Sculling 2 program that gives 6 sessions of next-level single sculling instruction for $240. This program is for graduates of LTR1 and individuals with some rowing experience who want to learn to row a single.
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To quote elite coxswain, Pete Cipollone, at the Head of the Charles 1997 (17:41 on recording)... "COMMI-I-I-I-I-IT!"
If you have not already created an account in Mindbody for LWRC, set that up that now.
For on-water instruction, you will need to pass a float test which can be performed at a local pool. If you have a scuba or lifeguard certification you can upload a copy of that in lieu of a float test.
The documents section of Mindbody is where the forms should go when complete.
Sign up for a private lesson. Private lessons for non-members are sold in packages of 3 lessons. The package costs $300. Please contact the LWRC office for availability before signing up. Private lessons are in high demand and we may not be able to schedule you immediately. Please include your rowing experience (if any), swimming ability and athletic background.
Once you have the okay from the office, select the Private Coaching button and purchase a private lesson package. A coach will contact you to set up a time for your lesson.
Why Learn Rowing at Lake Washington?
Our coaches are very experienced at teaching new rowers the skills needed to move comfortably across the water. They are also avid rowers and very friendly. Learn from the best.
We offer a number of Learn to Row Sculling programs throughout the year that will work with your schedule. We teach in small groups for the optimal learning experience and our programs are very affordable.
An amazing boathouse in the heart of Fremont, a wide range of rowing programs, modern equipment, a full gym, and a wonderful community make Lake Washington unique.