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Learn to Row Classes

Summer is hands down the best time of year to Learn To Row (LTR).
Weather and water are warm, providing for a SAFE and pleasant atmosphere.
Coaches include some of the finest female collegiate rowers in the country,
they are patient and experienced coaches, and brilliant mentors and role models.

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


City Island Rowing is pleased to offer three levels of Learn to Row classes this summer!
2 Day Intro Class / 1 week Basic Learn to Row / 1 month full immersion Learn to Row
Each class offered in June, July and August

Introduction to rowing -  2 session class 
This two session class will give your athlete an introduction to this amazing sport.
On day one they will learn the basic rowing stroke on rowing machines, some rowing terminology and how to handle a boat. On day two they will learn about boat safety, review the stroke mechanics and then go for a row to feel the sport in motion. The Introduction to Rowing course is recommended for athletes who have no idea if they are interested in the sport and just want to get a taste. Athletes who enjoy the course and wish continue may extend through the rest of that week with a credit for fees paid to date.
June 3&5     5:30 - 7:00 pm
July 1 & 2    8:45 - 10:30 am
August 14 &15 8:45 - 10:30 am

1 Week Learn to Row - basic course
This follows the same progression as the 2 Day Intro course  with a few more days to start getting into the swing of rowing. Rowing is deceptively difficult at first, but quickly gets easier and more enjoyable with each additional day’s experience. This course is recommended for athletes that have limited time availability, but still want to get a true sense of the sport. Athletes who enjoy the Basic Course may extend through the Full LTR course, with a credit for fees paid to date.
June 3 - 9
M/W/F  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:30 am - 11:00 am
July 1 - 6
M/W/F  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturdays 9:30 am - 11:00 am
August 14 - 20
M/T/W/Th/F  8:45 am - 10:30 am

Full Learn to Row - Total immersion.
Following on from the 1 week course, athletes will move well beyond getting a feeling for the sport, to developing true rowing skills. By the end of the 4 weeks, athletes will be able to row confidently in larger boats and have been introduced to smaller boats. They will have learned to work together as a “crew” and together move the boat in a way that is captivating and exciting. Wherever possible we strongly recommend committing to the full 4 week full immersion course. This will give your athlete a much greater understanding of the sport and is far more likely to help them love the sport, and makes them eligible to “move up” to a Skills Development course, and be considered for a spot in our Fall Competitive Race Team as a Novice.

June (6/3 - 6/28)
M/W/F  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturdays 9:30 am - 11:00 am
July  (7/1- 7/26)
M/T/Th/F  8:45 am - 10:30 am
August  (8/14 - 8/30)
M/T/Th/F  8:45 am - 10:30 am




What differentiates our LTR Classes from other programs is the small class size, 
great coach to athlete ratio and absolutely critically, our LTR classes only scull! 
This means each rower holds two oars rather than one. (Sculling v sweep rowing)
Sculling is MUCH safer on young, growing athletes' backs. 
Middle school aged athletes, especially, should NOT be sweep rowing in their first year of rowing.

Athletes who complete our LTR classes will be eligible to move up to our Skills Dev Camps.
 June LTR graduates may sign up for either the July or August Skills Dev Camp
July LTR graduates may sign up for the August Skills Dev Camp

Athletes that progress well will be invited to join our
C.I.R.  Racing Team in the Fall as Novices.

Program Fees:
2 Day Intro Class   $75
1 week Basic Learn to Row    $150
Learn To Row  - Full immersion $495
(includes CIR T shirt)

We understand that summer planning can be very complex with travel, camps, extra curricular programs, other sports and so on. If this describes you, please contact us and we will see what we can do to create a custom program that works for your athlete.
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