The Atlanta Rowing Club offers a variety of programs in order facilitate your goals and success in rowing. Whether you just joined the club and are still trying to figure out what "the catch" is or if you're a seasoned rowing veteran looking to race on the national arena, our programs are designed to help you accomplish your goals.
This chart shows the progression between programs and the current schedule of each team.
For aspiring rowers with no prior experience, we offer two introductory programs: Learn to Row and Novice Masters. Before joining the club, members need to have completed a Learn to Row course or have previous rowing experience. Our Learn to Row is a 12-session class where we will teach you the basics of rowing and safety. After completing a Learn to Row class you can join the club and will be a part of the Novice Masters program where you will continue developing rowing skills in both sculling and sweep boats.
For members that are looking to improve their skills or who want to maintain their fitness through rowing, our recreational programs offer options for both sculling and sweep. Sculls 1 and Sweeps 1 are our first level of recreational programs for members who are developing their skills. Sculls 2 and Sweeps 2 are our recreational programs for members who are experienced and are looking to maintain their fitness on an ongoing basis.
Atlanta Rowing Club members compete at regional, national, and international regattas and bring home medals and trophies year-round! Our Competitive Masters program will introduce you to building fitness and strength on and off the water. In addition, we'll show you how to compete and teach you the rules of rowing. For seasoned racers, our Men's and Women's Competitive teams require more commitment, but offer a higher level of training and faster boats!
Our adaptive rowing programs are designed for people who have cognitive, physical, or visual impairments. While adaptive athletes can compete in events like the Special Olympics or the Paralympics, we also offer resources for members who are unable to move equipment on their own or who need extra assistance. Our adaptive athletes row recreationally as well as competitively on the regional and national arena.