IMPORTANT UPDATE: Below is the information we typically offer in advance of our Adult Learn to Row programs. Needless to say, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on our ability to introduce new rowers to the sport. Please be patient while we adhere to the current public safety guidelines. At this time, Learn to Row classes are on hold. STAY TUNED. We are impatiently waiting to have you join us in the future!
If you want to try the exciting sport of rowing, come take a Learn to Row class with BIR! You can row for fun, fitness, camaraderie, and, if you wish, competition along with fellow adult rowers ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s.
Please note that all new youth rowers (or parents of rowers in middle or high school) should look to the BIR Junior Programs for information about beginning to row – this page is for prospective adult rowers only.
2020 Learn to Row Schedule
All classes require a minimum enrollment of 4 people.
Weekend Intensives and Two Week Class
We offer two weekend intensives for sweep rowing (one oar) and one weekend intensive for sculling (two oars). These include one Thursday evening (land training), one Saturday morning (on water), and one Sunday morning (on water). We are also offering one Two-Week Sweep rowing class that meets Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings for two weeks. Once you complete a Learn to Row class, you will have the opportunity to join our Fitness Rowing Team and continue to build your rowing skills.
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.
Free Learn to Row Day
- June 6, 2020, 2 – 5 pm. No float test required. Just come to the BIR Boathouse at Waterfront Park on Bainbridge. Ages 13 and up. We will introduce you to ergs, rowing shells, and get you out on the water for a quick row. Wear shoes that can get wet and somewhat tight-fitting shorts or pants. Dress for the weather!
To register for a class, please complete this form:
More About Rowing
Visit the new Rowing 101 page here at bainbridgerowing.org and view these recommended videos to get a better feel for the sport.
- BIR’s Rowing 101
- YouTube: Washington Rowing Ham & Egger Regatta
- YouTube: US Women’s Olympic race at the Rio Games
Please Click to Email Adult Learn-to-Row Coordinator Kathy Maher or call 1-206-484-9128.