written by Brock Sampson
What do I do after my Introduction to Rowing Class? I’ve learned some basics about boat and personal safety on and off the water. I now have reverence for equipment. I’ve also learned about rowing terminology and the basic rowing stroke. I’ve even had a chance to row in a team boat and scull several times! Shame on your ITR coach if this isn’t the case:-)
There are three options that I usually suggest to my students when their interest in rowing is at its peak, and I want their journey in rowing to continue with Austin Rowing Club:
1.Get on our Sub Listing for all existing and new crews out there
Club Crews are self-organized and self-selecting groups of members who row together at a certain day & time. Most Club Crews row weekday evenings at about 6:00 or 6:30 PM, or weekday mornings at 5:45 or 6:00 AM, or weekend mornings (or afternoons).
If you are looking for subs for your crew, or want to sub, or are looking for regular crew, this is the forum. This list is for communication among beginning and intermediate-level (i.e., non-competitive-level) rowers in ARC.Any members can form a Club Crew, whenever a boat is available and a qualified cox or quad-bow is on board.
When you have a crew together, you then need to name a Boat Captain, and select a crew name. Some names crews have used: Clean Sweep, POSH, Rojo’s, Rowing Stones, Rock ‘n Row, OarWhat?, Hull Raisers, Different Strokes, Dawn Patrol, Crew U, Rowed Rage, Rowed Hard, Crewzers, OARmageddeon, Odd Quad, Death Row, Brew Crew, Quad Zilla, Motley Crew, Rowtini’s, RowBots, Quad Almighty.
CLICK HERE to join this forum! As a reminder, you must be a member to sub for a crew, though;-0
By the way, members looking to get ‘checked’ out to row a single scull on your own, please attend a single scull clinic on Saturday and Sunday mornings!
2.Take the ITR-2 Advanced Level Classes
This class is for rowers who have COMPLETED the Intro to Rowing Course, but want to further develop their skills under the guidance of a coach in a class setting. The Rowing Skills course may be taken once, or multiple times. This course offers instruction in both sweep and sculling. 6 sessions per month. $125 for non-members, and $75 for members.
CLICK HERE for the next available class!
3.Take a private lesson with our most excellent coaches.
Our coaches are proven to get you on the water, and get you confident and fast quickly!
CLICK HERE to see all available times for our awesome private coaches!
Great! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to use this BLOG to ask!