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Adult Learn to Row


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Adult Learn to Row
MRC has redesigned our Learn To Row (LTR) and Experiential Rowing Programs for 2021 to ensure we meet or exceed public health and social distancing guidelines. Masks or other face coverings that cover the nose and mouth are required at all times for LTR sessions. Please view the MRC Safety page for detailed MRC COVID-19 Procedures.

MRC welcomes adults who would like to get a sense of the beauty and camaraderie that can be found rowing in the heart of the Twin Cities. This class offers over 6 hours of instruction on land and on the water including basics of the rowing stroke and how to handle the rowing equipment. Upon completion of Learn To Row, participants may become MRC members and continue rowing with our Adult Novice Team (beginning July 2021).  

In May and June, on the water instruction will be in single boats (one person per boat) to comply with social distancing requirements. This summer as COVID guidelines permit, MRC may transition on the water instruction to multi-person boats.

Regardless of how you learn to row, you will have the opportunity for continued skill development in both small and larger team boats on our Novice Team.  Therefore, we strongly encourage you to sign up for the session that best fits your schedule.

Class Outline

Fridays at the MRC Boathouse, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Friday nights will be on land only with an orientation and tour of our award-winning boathouse, stroke work on the erg and sculling trainer, and an introduction to equipment and equipment handling. Wear clothes comfortable for light to moderate exercise.

Saturdays and Sunday at the MRC Boathouse OR at East Bush Lake (alternative site)
Group A, 9:00am - 11:00am
Group B, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Get ready to row! You'll warm up and review stroke basics before getting out on the water. 

Please note: Location will be determined by conditions and confirmed by the Wednesday evening prior to your session. We prefer to hold all LTR sessions at the MRC Boathouse. However, especially in the spring, inconsistent river conditions can prevent us from holding LTR on the Mississippi River. If needed, Bush Lake will be our alternative rowing site for Saturday and Sunday ONLY. The address is East Bush Lake, 9140 E Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN. Friday night sessions will always be at the MRC Boathouse.


Cost: $200

Learn To Row Schedule - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Session I, May 7 - 9, 2021 - click group link to register

 Session I, Group A Session I, Group B
 Friday, May 7, 6:00 - 8:30pm  Friday, May 7, 6:00 - 8:30pm
 Saturday, May 8, 9:00 - 11:00am  Saturday, May 8, 11:00am - 1:00pm
 Sunday, May 9, 9:00 - 11:00am  Sunday, May 9, 11:00am - 1:00pm








Session II, May 21 - 23, 2021 - click group link to register

Session II, Group A Session II, Group B
Friday, May 21, 6:00 - 8:30pm Friday, May 21, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Saturday, May 22, 9:00 - 11:00am Saturday, May 22, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, May 23, 9:00 - 11:00am Sunday, May 23, 11:00am - 1:00pm








Session III, June 4 - 6, 2021 - click group link to register

Session III, Group A Session III, Group B
Friday, June 4, 6:00 - 8:30pm Friday, June 4, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Saturday, June 5, 9:00 - 11:00am Saturday, June 5, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, June 6, 9:00 - 11:00am Sunday, June 6, 11:00am - 1:00pm





 



June 12-13, Potential make-up sessions if needed - TBD

Session IV, June 18 - 20, 2021 - click group link to register

Session IV, Group A Session IV, Group B
Friday, June 18, 6:00 - 8:30pm Friday, June 18, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Saturday, June 19, 9:00 - 11:00am Saturday, June 19, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, June 20, 9:00 - 11:00am Sunday, June 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm








ADDITIONAL SESSIONS
Click session to register. By July, we anticipate conducting our Learn To Sessions in our training barge and larger team boats.

Session V, July 16 - 18, 2021
All sessions at MRC

Friday, July 16, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Saturday, July 17, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Sunday, July 18, 12:00 - 2:00pm


Session VI, July 23 - 25, 2021
All sessions at MRC

Friday, July 23, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Saturday, July 24, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Sunday, July 25, 12:00 - 2:00pm


Session VII, August 6 - 8, 2021  
All sessions at MRC

Friday, August 6, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Saturday, August 7, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Sunday, August 8, 12:00 - 2:00pm


Session VIII, August 20 - 22, 2021 
All sessions at MRC

Friday, August 20, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Saturday, August 21, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Sunday, August 22, 12:00 - 2:00pm


Session IX, August 27 - 29, 2021 
All sessions at MRC

Friday, August 27, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Saturday, August 28, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Sunday, August 29, 12:00 - 2:00pm


Session X, September 10 - 12, 2021  
All sessions at MRC

Friday, September 10, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Saturday, September 11, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Sunday, September 12, 12:00 - 2:00pm

 

 

More questions?  Check out our MRC Learn to Row Q&A



Experiential Rowing Programs

Experience the fun of rowing on the beautiful Mississippi! We have additional options for both individuals and groups to learn more about the Minneapolis Rowing Club and to explore the sport of rowing. 

Click here for more information



Experience Rowing and Ready, Row! for Groups 

Schedule your own 3-hour rowing adventure! Based on our popular Rowing Adventure classes, our “adventures” are ideal for book clubs, birthday, retirement, graduation parties, etc. Class size of up to 12 rowers. Cost: $600.




Corporate Team Building

If you are looking for a fun and challenging team-building event for you and your co-workers, Minneapolis Rowing Club offers a unique way to “pull together” your crew through the rowing experience.


MRC offers a 3-hour program which includes introduction of the equipment,  basic rowing skills, on water exercise and ending with a short race piece to demonstrate your success.

 

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