This is a completely beginner-based intro to rowing class. Competitive and recreational rowers range in age from 12 to over 90, so it is never too early or too late to take up the sport. Come enjoy our river!
USRowing, the non-profit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the U.S., and Concept2, the oar and ergometer (indoor rowing machine) manufacturer based in Morrisville, Vt., have asked rowing clubs and health clubs across the country to open their doors and give people a taste of rowing on the water and on the ergometer. More than 200 clubs throughout the United States are expected to participate in this year’s FREE National Learn-to-Row Day.
Learn-to-Row classes are held throughout the spring and summer at the Great Miami Rowing Center’s location on B Street in Hamilton and, through a partnership with MetroParks of Butler County, at Voice of America Park in West Chester.
To register for any of our Learn-to-Row sessions, please click on the selected class to the right. If you’re interested in attending one of the classes through MetroParks at Voice of America Park, please register on their website here.
You will learn the basics of sweep rowing (one oar per person) with both land training on rowing machines and on-the-water training on the Great Miami River. During this abbreviated course, participants will learn about rowing equipment, how to transport boats onto the water, the basic sweep rowing stroke, and marine safety.