Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

Rowing in Cleveland with WRRA

A Program To Fit Every Need

We have programs that will fit just about every type of rower. The programs below are listed from recreational to competitive.

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.

Spring: Saturdays & Sundays

April 2/3, April 9/10, April 23/24

Rain dates:April 30 & May 1

For more information please visit the Learn to Row page

ALL MEMBERS MUST ADHERE TO CRF COVID-19 GUIDELINES AT ALL TIMES

NEW IN 2022

All members of WRRA must take Safesport Training.  Please review new policy on the USrowing website

Taken from the USrowing website:

The new policy aligns with the American Olympic Movement and therefore all USRowing adult members (18 years of age or older) will be required to take SafeSport training. Misconduct can happen at any level, not just minors. Taking SafeSport training helps our members to become educated about how to recognize misconduct before it occurs. Your safety is our priority, and we want to make sure that you are ready for 2022, from taking a boat out for a paddle to competing in events.


Summer Rowing League

The Summer Rowing League (SRL) is designed for those who wish to row once a week in a recreational environment. The 12-week SRL program is designed for rowers of all abilities. During the 90-minute coached practice sessions, rowers will develop boat handling skills and rowing technique. Teams typically have a mix of male and female members.

Minimum Experience: Newer and experienced sweep rowers are welcome in this program

Practice Frequency: Once per week

For more information visit our Summer Rowing League page

Intermediate Program

The Intermediate program is designed for experienced rowers who wish to row twice a week and improve their technical rowing skills and fitness level. 

Minimum Experience: Experienced sweep rowers who have completed a minimum of two previous WRRA rowing league sessions, or equivalent

Practice Frequency: Twice per week

For more information visit the Intermediate Rowing page.

Masters Competitive

The Masters Competitive program is designed for experienced rowers who have extensive rowing experience, currently have a good fitness level and wish to race at regattas in and outside of Cleveland. During the 90-minute coached practice sessions, rowers will be pushed to take their rowing technique and fitness level to the next level. 

Minimum Experience: Experienced sweep rowers who have extensive rowing experience in a high school, collegiate or adult program. 

Practice Frequency: Three times per week

For more information visit the Masters Competitive program page.

Sculling

WRRA’s offers individuals the opportunity to scull on one of the most challenging and exciting rivers around. 

  • WRRA’s Learn to Scull program is designed for new scullers to learn how to scull. This 6-session coached program is designed to introduce individuals to sculling. 

  • WRRA’s General Sculling program offers experienced scullers access to the club’s singles, doubles and quads. This is NOT a coached program, but you will be paired with sculling mentors if you are new to sculling on the Cuyahoga.

  • WRRA’s Private Sculling program is designed for experienced scullers who own their own equipment. This is NOT a coached program, but you will be paired with sculling mentors if you are new to sculling on the Cuyahoga.

Indoor Rowing

Come learn and enjoy the benefits of working out on the ergometer over the winter months. Stay in shape on your own or with the group to get ready for rowing (and swimsuit) season! Learn more

Outreach Rowing Programs

Veterans / Military Rowing League

The program teaches the basics of sweep rowing in a coed team setting for those interested in a fun and challenging training program with the goal of competing at appropriate levels as skills progress. Participants start by learning the basics of the rowing stroke and join experienced military and veteran rowers as confidence and capabilities improve. Learn more

Adaptive Rowing

The program offers visually impaired adult athletes the chance to enjoy the fun, challenge, and relaxation experienced by the sport of rowing. Learn more

General Sweeps

The General Sweeps program allows rowers who wish to organize their own independent crews, use of WRRA four-person (4+) and eight-person (8+) shells, oars, cox boxes and marine radio’s. General Sweeps membership does not include coaching.