Pocock Rowing Center

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Learn to Row

Whether you want a one day opportunity to try rowing, are hoping to start on a path toward long-term involvement in a new sport, or you are looking for a meaningful and engaging team building event, we have options to get you on the water!

Experience Rowing Day

Are you looking for a fun outing for you, your friends, and family or do you want to make a memorable impression on a first date?  Our Experience Rowing Day is a one-day, fun and easy-going way to learn the basics of rowing without making a big commitment. No experience required!!!  This 1-day class may be your first step toward pursuing a new favorite sport, an easy way to experience the history of rowing, or simply a fun Saturday activity!

Visit our Course Registration portal to register for one of our Experience Rowing Classes!

Adult Beginning Rowing

Our Adult Beginning Rowing program is designed for individuals with no (or very litle) rowing experience who want a full-body workout and the camaraderie of a team sport.

Get started with Adult Beginning Rowing Level 1.  This 8 week class includes 16 90-minute coached practices and is the prerequisite for Adult Beginning Rowing Level 2.  You’ll learn the basics of rowing on the water, using the ergometer (rowing machine) and have fun challenging yourself with a new, team sport!  Offered Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15-6:45am, February-November.

Keep rowing with our Adult Beginning Rowing Level 2 program.  This 8 week class includes 16 90-minute coached practices and is designed for individuals who have completed Adult Beginning Rowing Level 1 (or the equivalent) and who want to continue learning to row in order to gain the skills necessary to join one of our Masters Rowing Teams. Offered Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15-6:45am, April-November.

Visit our Course Registration portal to register for one of our Adult Beginning Rowing classes.

Sculling 101: Introduction to Sculling Program

Our Introduction to Sculling Class is a one day class for new members to get oriented to the equipment, dock etiquette, safety and the basics of the sculling stroke.  This class is for PRC members only and is required for registration for other Adult Sculling classes.

Go to our Join or Renew tab to register for PRC membership and Sculling 101 to get started on your rowing adventure!

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).


Private Lessons

If your schedule doesn’t allow you to learn to row in one of our scheduled classes,  you can arrange a private lesson or series of lessons with one of our staff of qualified coaches. Private coaching is available to members or non-members and can be scheduled Mondays-Fridays 8am-3pm, Saturdays 9am-8pm, or Sundays 9am-8pm.

If you would like to schedule a private lesson, please contact us via Email.  You will also need to provide a signed copy of the PRC Liability waiver.

Corporate and Team Building Events

Energize your office! Gather your colleagues for a team building experience that will spark creativity, collaboration, problem solving in the workplace. Rowing is a powerful example of teamwork at its best.  For the boat to move smoothly and efficiently, the members of a crew must adapt to each other, communicate clearly, and be accountable.

We customize our Corporate and Team Building Events to the needs of your team.  Fill out an interest form or contact us via email at madison@pocockfoundation.org

Youth and Junior Learn to Row

Kids and teens ages 12-18 who want to learn to row can get involved with rowing through our Junior Programs.  We offer year-round opportunities for Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers to learn and participate in rowing, including summer camps, a Middle School Rowing and Fitness Club (fall-spring), and a High School Competitive Team (fall-spring).  For more information about our Junior Programs, please select the Junior Programs tab on the menu.


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


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