Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989


Learn to Row (LTR)

Welcome to the wonderful sport of rowing!

Program Description
Learn to Row is a half day instructional session which introduces new rowers to the sport of rowing on the Cuyahoga River. LTR is an opportunity for adults (18 and older) to experience the sport of rowing and determine interest in joining Cleveland’s rowing community through WRRA’s Summer Rowing League or Veterans Rowing League. WRRA instructors will teach the basics of the sport of rowing, river safety, rowing terminology, and boat handling. Participants will receive instruction on basic rowing technique using a stationary rowing machine (erg), and a 90 minute (give or take a passing freighter or two) on-the-water practice, rowing in an eight-person boat.

Two sessions will be offered each day.

LTR agenda
Session I: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm, 7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration
Starts promptly at 8:00 am

  • Classroom presentation
  • Erg session
  • Teams formed and boats to dock
  • Rowing on the Cuyahoga river
  • Debrief with instructors and coaches.

Session 2: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Registration
Starts promptly at 11:00 am

  • Classroom presentation
  • Erg session
  • Teams formed and to dock
  • Rowing on the Cuyahoga river
  • Return boats to boathouse
  • Debrief with instructors and coaches

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Program Dates

2019 dates coming soon

Spring: April 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, (28 & 29 tentative weather makeup dates)

NOTE:  We will initially open registration for April 7, 8 and 14.  As they fill up other dates will open.  All listed dates MAY NOT be offered, depending on when we reach capacity in Summer Rowing League.  One should not plan on later dates being available.

Summer: June 9 and 10 (postponed to 2019)
Fall: August 25 

Program Cost and registration: $48

Class size is limited to 24 participants per session. There are two sessions per day. Registration will close 72 hours prior to each session. For additional registration information, contact

Preparation for LTR

What to bring: a water bottle and sunscreen. Participants will row rain or shine - plan to wear appropriate, layered clothing and outerwear that could be worn for a jog.

Rowing Resources – PLEASE REVIEW PRIOR TO YOUR SESSIONRowing Glossary and Intro to Rowing Lingo

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We row out of the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Boathouse downtown on the Cuyahoga River.
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