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Recreational


Recreational rowing programs offer ARC members a way to get on the water with guidance on their rowing technique. These programs are also in place to help our members increase their sculling skill to pass our sculling checkouts. All members are invited to compete at regattas, even if they are participating in a recreational program.


Signing Up For Coaching Programs


INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMS

Novice Masters

Head Coach

Eric Post

Target Group

This program is open to recent Learn to Row graduates and members that are new to the club.

Program Description

For new members with limited or no prior rowing experience, Novice Masters provides up to one year of entry-level coaching. The focus of this program is to establish a baseline of fundamental skills that are necessary for rowing independently or with a group for both recreational and competitive members. This team will also prepare you to get you ready to pass your Level 1 Safety & Skills Review.

Members are expected to leave Novice Masters knowing the following skills:

  • General Water Safety
  • Rowing Safety
  • Basic Progression of a Stroke
  • Pick Drills
  • Reverse Pick Drills
  • Pause Drills
  • General Rowing Terminology
  • Steering by Pressure
  • Backing Water
  • Stopping a Boat
  • Rowing together at moderate rates (18 – 24 spm)

ANNUAL FEE: $350


LEVEL 1 PROGRAMS

Our Level 1 programs are designed to members to further refine their rowing technique. Members who have passed their Level 1 Safety & Skills test can sign up to row during any of the practices for Sculls 1 or Sweeps 1.

SCULLING

Head coach

TBD

Target Group

ROWERS: Recreational & Aspiring Competitive

SAFETY & SKILLS TEST: Level 1 required; Level 0 by recommendation of coach

Program Description

This is a flexible group that affords members with an opportunity to practice sculling outside of their sweep rowing groups. Members can work with coaches in smaller groups during 1 hour sessions to practice for their Level 1 or Level 2 Safety & Skills tests.

ANNUAL FEE: $350

Rec A

Head coach

Wendy Barnes

Target Group

ROWERS: Recreational & Aspiring Competitive

SAFETY & SKILLS TEST: Level 1 required

Program Description

After passing their Level 1 Safety & Skills test members will progress into Rec A where they can continue to become comfortable with a steady stroke and learn new drills. Members are expected to progress towards their Level 2 Safety & Skills check out to move into Rec B, or Competitive Masters.

ANNUAL FEE: $350


LEVEL 2 PROGRAMS

Our Level 2 programs are our core recreational programs. Members who have passed their Level 2 Safety & Skills test can sign up to take advantage of these programs.

On Demand

Head coach

Richard Rhodes

Target Group

ROWERS: Recreational

SAFETY & SKILLS TEST: Level 2 required

Program Description

On-Demand provides coaching for primarily recreational and sometimes competitive members. Because we understand that our members have busy schedules and may not work at a 9a-5p job, our On-Demand coach offers an evening and morning session each week.

ANNUAL FEE: $350

REC B

Head coach

Jeff Owens

Assistant coach

Carmie McGuire

Target Group

ROWERS: Recreational 

SAFETY & SKILLS TEST: Level 2 required

Program Description

The focus of Rec B is to provide members with opportunities to further refine their rowing technique with an emphasis on improving their fitness. The goal is to build up to longer steady state rows with a mix of shorter, higher intensity pieces while focusing on maintaining proper technique.

ANNUAL FEE: $350