POCOCK ROWING CENTER

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Adult Rowing

The Pocock Rowing Center offers year-round opportunities for adults of all sizes, skills and interests to participate in rowing. To participate in a Learn to Row program (Sculling 101, Experience Rowing Day, or private session), you do not need to be a member. To sign up for a class, team, or program, you must be a member of the PRC.

Learn to Row

We offer several great options to learn to row at the Pocock Rowing Center, including a one-day Experience Rowing option that allows you to try rowing without a big commitment of money or time AND 8-week courses that establish a strong foundation for ongoing rowing.  No experience required!

For more detailed information about our Learn to Row programming, see our Learn to Row tab.

Adult Technical Instruction

We offer a progressive series of instructional rowing classes that allows individuals to learn, make technical improvements, and learn racing strategies.

  • Sculling 101 (Introduction to Sculling):  This 1-day class teaches the basics of sculling to prepare participants for Sculling 201, including: boat handling, traffic pattern, safety on the water, and basic technique.  Participants may row, but should expect a primary land-based class.  This class — or completion of private lessons to cover the material — is required for registration for Sculling 201 (Beginning Sculling).
  • Sculling 201 (Beginning Sculling), offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:00-7:30am
    • Objective is to build a strong foundation for sculling, including working on efficient body posture, blade mechanics, and power application in both training singles and recreational racing hulls. PRC membership, previous sculling experience/Sculling 101 (Intro to Sculling) is required.  The primary equipment is training 1x and eventually recreational racing 1x (since ability to use those is required to move into Sculling 301 and beyond).
  • Sculling 301 (Intermediate Sculling), offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15-7:45am
    • Objective: refine the basic sculling skills — including square blade rowing and increased focus on speed and power relationship — in order to build confidence in sculling ability in recreational hulls and racing hulls. Previous sculling experience (completion of Sculling 201 and coach permission) is required along with the ability to row a recreational racing single.  In this class, participants will row 1x, 2x and sometimes 4x.
  • Sculling 301.5 (Intermediate-Advanced Sculling), offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00-9:30am
    • Objective: continue to refine the basic sculling skills — including square blade rowing, effective power transfer and increased focus on creating and sustaining boat speed. Previous sculling experience (Sculling 301) or coach permission and ability to row a recreational racing or competition single required.  In this class, participants will row 1x, 2x and sometimes 4x.  The primary difference between Sculling 301 and Sculling 301.5 is that Sculling 301.5 is geared toward moving the boat faster.  Which means participants are coming to that class with a high degree of proficiency and comfort in sculling boats.
  • Sculling 401 (Advanced Sculling), offered Thursdays from 7:00-8:30am and Saturdays from 8-9:30am
    • Objective: technical and fitness instruction focused on refining the stroke and learning the basics of racing, including how to do starts and shifts and race strategies and steering for short and long pieces. Extensive sculling experience, ability to row a racing single and coach permission required.  Note: you do not need to do Sculling 201, 301, and 301.5 to register for Sculling 401; however 401, you MUST be able to row a competition racing 1x and have sufficient skills and fitness to do starts and short and long race pieces.  A sample workout in Sculling 401 is meet at the houseboats. Warm up with legs only sequence focusing on connecting the glutes to a relaxed catch and getting the boat moving in the top two inches of the drive. Continue warm up with drills, steady, and tens to build rate and pressure, applying technical focus throughout. Meet at start line of 2k course. Workout: 3 sets of 6 X 1′ on 1′ off at rates 22-32, 5-6′ rest between sets. Technical feedback provided during. Cool down with drills and technical focus. 10-12k total distance.

 

  • Additional Adult Instructional Classes are offered each quarter, including: Pairs class; Training for Racing; Sculling for Fitness; Independent Goal Setting; Sculling for Sweep Rowers.

Peer Mentors for Adult Beginning Scullers

If you are interested in getting on the water to practice your new sculling skills outside of class time, but you don’t yet feel comfortable going out alone, you can connect with one of our Team of PRC Peer Mentors.  These are adult PRC members who are volunteering to help “newbies” get boats down, get on the water and just be a friendly face and buddy on the water.  If you’re interested, please contact us via Email (Peer Mentors are free, but available only to PRC members).

Recreational Rowing League

The Recreational Rowing League is a co-ed team of rowers and coxswains who want to get a great workout, develop their skills, have fun and race in local and regional races. Rowers should be able to sweep and/or scull and must have at least 2 months of rowing experience.  The Recreational Rowing League practices Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00-9:30am.

PRC Competitive Masters Teams

The PRC offers four Competitive Masters’ rowing teams designed for competitive oarsmen and women ages 21-and over who have prior competitive rowing experience (high school, college or post-college) and are looking for a team focused on rigorous training sessions and a strong sense of camaraderie.  Expect some erg work (including testing) and seat evaluations for a seat in Masters and Open events at local, regional and national regattas.

  • PRC Women’s Competitive Sweep Team: M-W-F, 5-6:45am
    This team is for oarswomen age 21 and up with prior competitive rowing experience. The women on the team come from diverse backgrounds including high school and collegiate rowing, learn-to-row masters teams, pre-elite rowing, and national team experience. Training sessions are rigorous and technical, with the goal of creating competitive lineups for local, regional, and national regattas.  These women strive together to perform at their best and they have fun doing it! Attendance is expected at all practices and athletes are expected to complete workouts outside of scheduled practices. 
  • PRC Men’s Competitive Sweep Team: T, Th and Fri 5-6:45am
    This team is for oarsmen age 21 and up with prior competitive rowing experience. The men on the team come from diverse backgrounds including high school and collegiate rowing, learn-to-row masters teams, pre-elite rowing, and national team experience. Training sessions are rigorous and technical, with the goal of creating competitive lineups for local, regional, and national regattas.  Attendance is expected at all practices and athletes are expected to complete workouts outside of scheduled practices.
  • PRC Competitive Mixed Masters Team: M, W 6:30-8pm and Sat 8-9:45am
    This team is for oarsmen and women age 21 and up with prior competitive rowing experience. The athletes on the team come from diverse backgrounds including high school and collegiate rowing, learn-to-row masters teams, pre-elite rowing, and national team experience. Training sessions are rigorous and technical, with the goal of creating competitive lineups for local, regional, and national regattas.  Attendance is expected at all practices and athletes are expected to complete workouts outside of scheduled practices.
  • PRC Masters’ Competitive Sculling Team: M, W 6-7:15am and Sun 7-8:30am or T and Th 5-6:45am and Sun 7-8:30am
    This is a co-ed team (ages 21+) training predominantly in singles. The athletes on the team come from diverse backgrounds including high school and collegiate rowing, learn-to-row masters teams, pre-elite rowing, and national team experience. Training sessions are rigorous and technical, with the goal of creating competitive lineups for local, regional, and national regattas.  Prospective members must be evaluated by both coaches in a racing single and demonstrate fitness and technical proficiency.  Team members select 3 of 5 practices/week to attend.

USRowing Membership and Affiliation

The PRC code for USRowing is 79FUQ.  For most regattas, you will need to be a USRowing member affiliated with the Pocock Rowing Center and have an online waiver signed.   Click HERE to go to USRowing to join USRowing.

 

PRC Competitive Team Uniform Order

The JL online store for PRC uniforms and gear is now open throughout the year.  JL will close the store every 2 weeks (anticipate around mid-month and end-of-month) and items will ship 4-5 weeks after the store closes and arrive to the Pocock Rowing Center.  Click HERE for the link to the store.

Private Competitive Masters Teams

The PRC also hosts three private Competitive Masters’ rowing teams. For more information, please contact us via Email: info@pocockrowingcenter.org

  • Ancient Mariners Rowing Club
  • Montlake Rowing Club
  • Charley McIntyre Rowing Club

Register for PRC Adult Classes, Programs, and Teams by selecting the Sign Up tab.

Private Lessons

Our staff of qualified coaches is available for private lessons if you are interested in a flexible learn to row schedule, want to fine tune your rowing or help take you to the next competitive level.  Private coaching is available to members or non-members and can be scheduled Mondays-Fridays 8am-3pm, Saturdays 9am-8pm, or Sundays 9am-8pm.

All individuals who would like a private lesson, must also complete and submit a float test prior to the first lesson.

If you would like to schedule a private lesson, please contact us via Email: info@pocockrowingcenter.org.  You will also need to provide a signed copy of the GPRF Liability Waiver

Strength Training for Adults

Medal Fitness, LLC owned and operated by Lianne Nelson is a strength and conditioning program focused on full body strength and endurance for a lifetime of health. Group classes offered at the Pocock Rowing Center.

No registration for class is necessary, but PRC Membership is required.

Class is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7am and Saturdays from 7-8am.

Cost: First class is free, drop in fee is $20, and 12 class punch card is $120; fees payable to Lianne in class.

“Harmony, balance, and rhythm. They're the three things that stay with you your whole life.”George Yeoman Pocock

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