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Learn to Row Classes

Summer is hands down the best time of year to Learn To Row (LTR), 
and we are confident that there is no better place to learn than at City Island Rowing.
Our class sizes are strictly limited to 6 athletes, providing exceptional coach-to-athlete instruction.

Our coaches are patient and brilliant mentors and role models.
Our unique progression structure and use of customized Stand Up Paddle Boards
makes for a fun and safe, progress at-your-own-pace, confidence-building experience.

This program is aimed at girls 12-15 years old.
Your child must be at least 12 years old and be a competent swimmer.

Bring a friend and sign up today - last year every class filled to the limit.

City Island Rowing is pleased to offer TEN  LTR Sessions this summer.
These are offered in a two-week format as follows:

Week 1 - Introduction to Rowing
Athletes will learn the basics on the stationary rowing machine and then progress to our customized 
Stand Up Paddle Boards that provide a stable and fun platform from which to learn the rowing stroke. 
This also allows athletes to progress at their own individual pace.
CIR pioneered the use of Stand Up paddles Boards for Learn to Row several years ago.
It has proved a spectacular way to help athletes advance and fall in love with the sport.
Athletes that progress well will be invited to continue the following week with ADVANCED LTR.

Week 2 - Advanced LTR
Having learned the basics of the rowing stroke, athletes now advance to multi-person rowing shells where they will learn how to row in time with other athletes, balance the sleek racing shells, and experience the thrill of going fast!
Most athletes will be invited to the 2nd week of advanced LTR,
completion of the 2nd week advanced LTR is a pre-requisite to joining the team.

 Session 1 6/13 - 6/175:30 - 7:00 pm 
Session 2 6/20 - 6/24 5:30 - 7:00 pm  
Session 3  6/27 - 7/1 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Session 4  7/4 - 7/8 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Session 5 7/11 - 7/15 9:00 am - 10:30 am 
Session 6  7/18 - 7/229:00 am - 10:30 am 
Session 7  7/25 - 7/29 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Session 8  8/8 - 8/12 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Session 9  8/15 - 8/199:00 am - 10:30 am 
Session 10  8/22 - 8/269:00 am - 10:30 am 

Cost of week 1 - Introduction LTR is $195.00
Cost of week 2 - Advanced LTR is $175.00 (invitation only - no registration now).

On completion of week 2 - Advanced LTR, athletes that continue to progress well, will be invited to row in our Novice program for the rest of the summer. We understand that many athletes will have other summer plans that may well include some time away. We are happy to create a custom plan that takes into account each athlete's individual anticipated availability.

Summer rowing is a great way to get a HUGE head start on the Fall competitive season, as such we strongly encourage athletes to sign up for the earliest possible classes, so they can maximize their summer development.

What differentiates our LTR Classes from other programs is the small class size, 
great coach to athlete ratio and absolutely critical, our LTR classes only scull! 
This means each rower holds two oars rather than one. 
(Sculling vs sweep rowing)
Sculling is MUCH safer on young, growing backs thanks to its symmetrical loading.