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Learn to Row Series

Mondays and Thursdays January -May 5:30-7:30pm

expected attendance at at least 90% of Thursday classes,

Mondays optional, but strongly recommended.


Land based January-April

(rowing machine fitness & instruction, terminology, safety, weightlifting, cardio, core, coxing, etc.)

Water Based- April-May 

(In boats as weather and river conditions allow)


Rowing Fitness

People interested in land based rowing only may join in January-March as space allows for our normal monthly membership rate, currently $50/month, for 2024.

Opportunities for coxing on Friday-Sunday practices will be available and encouraged to enhance the learn to row experience.

There are no refunds as we are a small non-profit and have to pay for every individual.

You will also be required to be a member of US Rowing which is about $25 + inflation for 2025, and rowing shoes which cost $124 . We will discuss more about that on the 1st class. All classes occur in Riverview park in Independence. Some activities are inside a barn type building, and some are outside. Please dress in layers for the weather and bring a raincoat.

On the water classes are open to anyone age 18+ who:

~passes a swim test  Swim Test Form

(this will be part of the learn to row class)

~passes an erg test (1000m in less than 6 minutes)

~weighs less than 240 lbs.

~signs the waiver here.

* This class or a similar class with another club is a requirement for joining Salem Rowing Club.

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