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Adult Rowing

Rowing is one of the most effective forms of exercise. It uses all three major muscle groups of the body: legs, core, and arms. Rowing can also translate easily from cardiovascular endurance training to high intensity strength training. The Renton 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 Tech 1, Learn to Row Day Annual Events, 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 RRC. At the Renton Rowing Center, you can train alone as a single sculler or become a member of a larger team. All registrants in a rowing program or class must also be a member except for Learn to Row participants.

To sign up for any of these programs, just click on the Sign Up page in the left hand column!

Required Paperwork for Adult Rowing:  Please fill out and turn in by the end of the first week of practice.

  • RRC Adult Forms: Liability waiver, medical history, and Float test. Required for all rowers before getting into a rowing shell. Note: Float test can be completed at any pool with a Certified Lifeguard to sign off completion.
  • 2017 USRowingWaiver: Required per year. Please make sure you become a US Rowing Basic Membership, this is how you will receive a membership number to complete this form. Step by Step Instruction for USRowing Membership.
  • Note: If you are signing up to race in any US Rowing Regatta such as the Green Lake Regatta or NW Championships, you will also have to update your membership from the basic to championship. Here is a document detailing the steps.

Want to learn to row on Lake Washington?

The Renton 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 (LTR 1, LTR 2, Sculling Tech 1, Learn to Row Day Annual Events, 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 RRC.

 

(A.M. Morning) Masters League

Monday & Wednesday 5:45 am to 7:15 am. | January-March | Apr-June | July- Sept | Oct-Dec |

This league is a co-ed team (ages 21+) training in sculling and sweep boats. Rowers should have at least two years of consistent rowing experience, including some racing experience, and/or coach’s permission. We train for and race in local and regional championships. Join our RRC team for the sunrise and flat water!

(P.M. Afternoon)  Masters League

Monday & Wednesday 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm. | January-March | Apr-June | July- Sept | Oct-Dec |

Our Afternoon Recreational Rowing League is a co-ed team of rowers and coxswains who want to get a great workout, develop their skills and race in local and regional races. Rowers of all experience levels are welcome to join our Recreational Rowing League Level 1 or 2.  Participants in Level 1 must have at least 2 months of rowing experience (Learn to Row 1 and 2). This is a great fit for individuals who are returning to rowing after a long hiatus, are still developing their technical skills on the water, want to focus on fitness while having fun, or who just want to row regularly and compete in local and regional races.

Sculling Technique 1 (Introduction to Sculling)

Tuesdays 5:45-7:15 am | Monthly  

This 4 week class teaches the very basics of rowing, including: safety on the water, navigating the water safely, handling rowing equipment and learning to row a 1-person boat. This class — or completion of private lessons to cover the material — is required for registration for Sculling 2

 Sculling Technique 2 (Beginning to Intermediate Sculling)

Thursdays 5:45-7:15 am | Monthly

This monthly, once a week program focuses building confidence as an independent rower for RRC members. 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. RRC membership, previous sculling experience/Sculling Tech. 1(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  Tech 3 and beyond).

Sculling Technique 3 (Intermediate-Advanced Sculling)

Saturdays 7:00-8:30 am | Monthly

This 4-week class focuses on sculling technique, including an emphasis 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 recommended. Renton Rowing Center membership required

 

 

"It's a great art, is rowing. It's the finest art there is. It's a symphony of motion. And when you're rowing well, why, it's nearing perfection." George Yeoman Pocock

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