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Club Rowing Lessons are open to all Club Locarno Rowing Fleet Members. 

Introductory Learn to Row Lessons are open to the PUBLIC as well.

Check out the Rowing Calendar for more details. 

Introductory Lessons

For those who are new to the sport, this Learn to Row course is designed to get you confident and capable on the water. It covers the basic competencies needed to use the fleet, including:
  • Basic rowing technique
  • Safe (for you and the boat) launching and landing
  • Rigging and de-rigging
  • Recovery from a capsize
  • A review of regulations, club policies and practices, as well as local conditions
Note: You must be able to swim, and have adequate fitness, strength and flexibility. 

Fees $85 for Club Locarno members. $175 for Non-Members

Advanced Lessons 

When you have mastered the basics, consider upgrading your skills with advanced lessons.  The level 2 lessons consist of 4 – 2 hour lessons wherein participants will be introduced to all the other boats in the fleet, rough water rowing techniques, distance rowing, advanced technique and rowing starts.

Advanced Clinics - $15

Shorter 2 hour clinics that focus on specific parts of the stroke.
  1. Catches -- A part of the stroke that rowers spend a life time trying to master (introduce: Russian catch drill and reverse ratio drill)
  2. Finishes -- A boat-moving part of the stroke that is often neglected in practice (introduce: progressive bilateral drills and acceleration drills)
  3. Rhythm -- What is rhythm, and how does it change with speed?
  4. Boat moving --  Related to the above focuses, but an independent idea. 

Private Lessons

Private lesson are available to Club Locarno members and to the public.  To inquire about Private Lessons, contact the Rowing Director.

Checkouts and refresher clinics

If you have previous rowing (sculling) experience, all that you need is a checkout when you join the fleet. We will assess your skills, and introduce you to the fleet and to the club policies and practices.  Checkouts are free for members.

Checkouts are also available for our advanced rowing craft. This checkout would be suitable for an experienced club rower who has 2+ years of rowing experience and/or more than 10 rowing sessions on the water. 

A checkout could also serve as a good refresher for those who haven't been on the water for a while.

Checkouts will be scheduled as required.  Please let us know using the Rowing Checkout Request form if you are interested in a rowing checkout. The Rowing Director will contact you directly to schedule a session. 

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