Bainbridge Island Rowing

BIR Adult Programs

Bainbridge Island Rowing offers a variety of sweep and sculling opportunities for both recreation/fitness and racing

 

If you are new to BIR and interested in joining our rowing programs:

BIR ADult Rower Registration - Please Register Here

 

Guest Rowers:

We welcome experienced rowers as guests to our club whether you want to give us a try to see if you would like to join our Club or if you are just in town visiting. Please fill out this form and sign our waiver and we will contact you. Guests can row with BIR for a week duration in a given year and are not required to obtain USRowing Membership or pay fees. If they would like to continue, either a punch card or sessions fees/club dues would be due.

Guest Rower - Please Register Here

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Adults Program Liaison, Celia Clark: cclark@bainbridgerowing.org

PROGRAMS

We offer several programs for all levels. New rowers start with a Learn to Row class then progress to our Open and/or Sculling groups, then the Competitive Group if skills are proficient and desired by the rower.

LEARN TO ROW CLASSES

We offer Learn to Row classes in the Spring and Summer. To learn more about our offerings, please visit our Learn to Row page to learn more.

ADULT OPEN – All Levels Sweep & Sculling

These sessions are open to adults of all experience levels. Emphasis will be on coach feedback, drills, and video review to improve technique and fitness. Practice will include sweep and sculling skills development in preparation for joining one of the other groups. Coxing and launch volunteers will be utilized as needed on a rotational basis.

Prerequisites: Learn to Row class and Coach approval

Monday/Wednesday @ 6:15-8:00 pm
Saturday @ 7:00-9:00 AM

 

SCULLING TEAM

If you want to get back on the water earlier, please join any of the Open Level or Competitive sessions ($599 Spring rowing fees for 2/26 -7/1) These fitness-based SCULLING only sessions are open to adults of all levels. Emphasis will be on coach feedback and video review. Lineup requests will be honored, when possible, but priority will be given to boats that promote the greatest overall group improvement. Coxing or launch driving volunteers will be utilized as needed on a rotational basis.

Prerequisites: Two months of Novice practice or coach approval.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9-11:15 AM

 

COMPETITIVE Sweep & Sculling

Sessions are open to all adult rowers who would like a fast-paced row focused on increasing the endurance needed for regattas. Practice will include sweep and sculling options depending on the participants. These sessions are a good fit for you if you have competitive drive and commitment to becoming a top-level rower. Race lineups will be given priority when possible. Coxing and launch driving volunteers will be utilized as needed on a rotational basis. Saturdays are designated race days.

Prerequisites:
Coach approval and ability to hold a stroke rate of 28.
You may mix Morning or Evening sessions to fit your schedule.

Monday/Wednesday @ 6:30-8:45 AM
Tuesday/Thursday @ 6:15-8:00 pm
Saturday @ 7:00-9:00 AM

 

MEMBERSHIP DUES 2022:

$200 for the calendar year

$150 Learn-to-Row graduates
$100 if join after 30 June 2022

ROWING FEES 2022:

Adult Open and Competitive Groups

Spring 2/26-6/25 $599
Summer/Fall 7/6-10/28 $599
Annual 2/26-10/28 $1,000
Punch Card 10 rows $185 (expires 2 years from the purchase date)

Sculling Group

Spring 4/25-7/1 $379
Summer/Fall 7/6-10/28 $599
Annual 4/25-10/28 $880
Punch Card 10 rows $185 (expires 2 years from the purchase date)

Learn to Row June and July Grads

Seasonal Summer/Fall Fee $360 for unlimited rows

 

Private Lessons

If you cannot participate in our Learn to Row classes, or you want a refresher class after returning to rowing after a long absence, we offer private lessons with our coaches during the spring and summer.

Age: Open to ages 18 years and up. For athletes ages 14-18, please check out the BIR Junior Programs.

Private coaching rates:

  • $80 for one 1-1/2 hour lesson for up to two people
  • $300 for a package of four 1-1/2 hour lessons. Package classes can be split up into several sessions. Two person maximum for each lesson.

 

Private Lessons - Please Register Here