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Veterans Learn to Row Day

Thank you for your service! 

In appreciation of the men and women who have served our country and who love water sports, WRRA is offering a FREE opportunity for Veterans / Military personnel to try rowing. 

Learn to Row for Veterans
Sunday August 26 - 7:30 AM - NOON

Advance registration is necessary for boat assignments. Secure your seat in the boat: http://bit.ly/VetLTR 

 

Program info

Learn to Row (LTR) is a half day comprehensive instructional session which introduces new rowers to the sport of rowing on the Cuyahoga River. LTR is an opportunity for adults (18 and older) to experience the sport of rowing. WRRA instructors will teach the basics of the sport of rowing, special safety considerations on the Cuyahoga, rowing terminology, and boat handling. Participants will receive instruction on basic rowing technique using a stationary rowing machine (erg) and on-the-water practice, rowing as a crew of eight.

Learn to Row registration is open!

Saturday August 25 - 7:30AM - NOON

Secure your seat in the boat: http://bit.ly/AugLearnToRow

Program info

Learn to Row is a half day comprehensive instructional session which introduces new rowers to the sport of rowing on the Cuyahoga River. LTR is an opportunity for adults (18 and older) to experience the sport of rowing and determine interest in joining Cleveland's rowing community through WRRA's Summer Rowing League or Veterans Rowing League.

WRRA instructors will teach the basics of the sport of rowing, special safety considerations on the Cuyahoga, rowing terminology, and boat handling. Participants will receive instruction on basic rowing technique using a stationary rowing machine (erg) and on-the-water practice, rowing as a crew of eight.

 

 

Thank you for your service! 
Learn to Row for Veterans
Sunday August 26 - 7:30 AM - NOON

Free to Veterans, but advance registration is necessary for boat assignments. Secure your seat in the boat: http://bit.ly/VetLTR 
More info: http://bit.ly/VetLTRinfo

NEW Introduction to Sculling (ITS) program for members

Introduction to Sculling (ITS)
Limited to current WRRA members
 
Program Dates:
Saturday July 21, 10:30 AM - Noon
Saturday July 28, 10:30 AM - Noon
Sunday July 29, 10:30 AM - Noon
 
The program consists of 3 sessions. Participants are expected to attend all 3 of the sessions.
 
Program Cost: $80.
Registration will close 72 hours prior to the initial session.
 
Program capacity: 12 participants maximum / 5 participants minimum
 
 
SESSIONS ARE DEPENDENT ON PROGRAM CAPACITY AND ENROLLMENT
 
Introduction to Sculling (ITS) is a 3-session program designed to introduce current WRRA members to the pleasures of rowing in small boats. Participants will learn boat and oar handling techniques in a stable ?trainer? wherry (1x), a coxed quad (4x+), and doubles (2x). 
Led by the WRRA coaching staff, participants in ITS will meet in 3 small group sessions on consecutive weekends for a 90-minute practice which includes indoor and on-water rowing for fitness, recreation and preparation for competition (if desired) in sculling boats. Coaching is provided for both on and off the water, and each participant is monitored on the water by a coach in a motorized boat. 
 
Participants who would like to continue to scull after the ITS program and work towards their independent sculling certification must also complete the WRRA Learn-to-Scull (LTS) program, an intensive 6 sessions of ?one on one? instruction with an experienced WRRA Sculling Coach. 
 
If a participant would like to continue with the LTS program, $60 of their ITS program fee will be applied to the LTS program cost.

 

SRL Half Sessions registration is open!

Registration for the 7 week Half session of Summer Rowing League is open!

Important:  This session begins in 1 week -- the week of July 2nd.  Please register as soon as possible.
 
Also note that available sessions are limited based on coaching and equipment availability.
 
Dates:  Week of July 2nd - Week of August 13th
Regatta:  Saturday August 18th.
Cost:  $200 + tax
Available sessions:
  1. Monday Morning 6AM - 7:30 AM
  2. Tuesday Morning 6AM - 7:30 AM
  3. Monday NOON - 1:30 PM
  4. Tuesday NOON - 1:30 PM
  5. Wednesday NOON - 1:30 PM
We do not have any availability in the evenings.
 
None of the above sessions are guaranteed.  We will hold them if we get enough registrants to fill a team.  If not, we will attempt to consolidate people based on their availability.  Flexibility in your availability is helpful.
 
 
The link to the registration site is the blue "button" in the upper left corner of that page labeled "Register to Row".
 
For questions about the program please contact SRL@westernreserverowing.com
For questions about registration please contact membership@westernreserverowing.com

VIPER Featured on Cleveland 19 (WOIO)

viper19.jpgWRRA's VIPER (Visually Impaired People Enjoying Rowing) team has been featured in a segment on Cleveland's CBS affiliate WOIO. You can view the full segment at the following link: http://www.cleveland19.com/story/38343772/blind-rowers-part-of-viper-team-that-inspires.

A special thank you to Michael Dakota from Channel 19 for joining us!

For additional information about WRRA's adaptive rowing programs, including VIPER, please visit: http://westernreserverowing.com/outreach/adaptive-rowing/

Veterans / Military Rowing League registration is open!

This 15-week program teaches the basics of sweep rowing in a coed team setting for those interested in a fun and challenging training program with the goal of competing at appropriate levels as skills progress. Participants start by learning the basics of the rowing stroke and join experienced military and veteran rowers as confidence and capabilities improve. The program is inclusive to Service-disabled Veterans including BK (below-the-knee) amputees.

Military Program Eligible: Active Duty Service Members, National Guard and Reservists, Veterans/Service-disabled Veterans, Gold Star adult family members.

Learn More & Register

Watch video from Veterans Learn to Row Day

New for Summer Rowing League - morning sessions!

Sunrises > Sunsets

Why you should consider an early morning routine even if you have never been an early riser:

  1. The best water happens at sunrise - calm winds, cooler temps (a blessing in the summer), and glass-like water.
  2. You're more likely to get to practice - the commute to the boathouse is a breeze. 
  3. Early morning adrenaline high - they say the most successful people are early risers.

Locker rooms and shower facilities are available so you can get in that row and then head off to whatever your day requires.

SRL morning practice times: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00am - 7:30am.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER TODAY!

Coxing Opportunities & Clinics

Are you a rower who wants to learn to cox? Need a little extra pocket money for post-row drinks?

WRRA is looking for coxswains (new or experienced) for Masters, Recreational, Performance and Summer/Fall Rowing Leagues. Pay per session is $18-25 depending on the program. With Masters and Performance, there is an option to travel to away regattas for pay.

APPLY HERE

Possible practices are in the following timeframes depending on the program: Tues-Thurs mornings 6:00-7:30AM; Mon-Fri evenings 5:45-8:45PM; Sat mornings 6:00AM-Noon. Please note your availability on the application and we will try to place you with the appropriate program.

Coxing 101 clinic (off water) will be offered April 28th 10:30-11:30AM with a follow-up coxing 201 clinic (on water) on May 5th 10:30AM-12:30PM. Space in the 201 clinic is limited to 4 participants.

Please RSVP to coaching@westernreserverowing.com to participate in the Coxing Clinics.

Registration for 2018 Rowing Activities is Now Open!

2018 Rowing Activities 

Summer Rowing League - If you are brand-new to the sport of rowing, or just looking for a way to have some fun in the sun once a week, our Summer Rowing League might be exactly what you're looking for. LEARN MORE & REGISTER

General Sweeps

Looking to get back into rowing after a short (or not-so-short) hiatus?  Have you enjoyed learning the basics in Summer Rowing League (SRL) but hunger for a little more coaching and on-water time?  One of our more advanced General Sweeps programs might be just the ticket.

Recreational - The Recreational team is a transitional program for those looking to garner a little more on-water time.  program will offer coached rowing with an emphasis on technique and time to enjoy being outdoors on the river.  It is for those rowers that want to get out on the river and row with some coaching, lower stroke ratings, and no emphasis on racing. LEARN MORE & REGISTER

Performance - The Performance team is a transitional program for those looking to garner a little more direction and on-water time. The program will offer coached rowing with an emphasis on fitness and performance. This is for the rower that likes to get a good workout, row at higher stroke ratings, and is looking to refine their rowing technique. LEARN MORE & REGISTER

Masters Competitive - The WRRA Masters team is our most competitive and rowing-intensive program yet. Get high-level coaching three times a week, travel to regattas to show WRRA pride against local, regional, and national  competitors, and get into great physical shape! LEARN MORE & REGISTER

General Sculling

Get certified as an independent sculler or independent pair to take advantage of sculling on one of the most challenging and exciting rivers around. LEARN MORE & REGISTER

Private Sculling - For rowers with personal sculling equipment LEARN MORE & REGISTER


Learn to Row Registration is open. Space remains on April 14, 15 and 21.
Please encourage family and friends to try rowing!


Learn To Row registration is OPEN!

Register now! April sessions are filling up fast.

Learn to Row is a half day instructional session which introduces new adult rowers to the sport of rowing on the Cuyahoga River. WRRA instructors will teach the basics of the sport of rowing, river safety, rowing terminology, and boat handling. Participants will receive instruction on basic rowing technique using a stationary rowing machine (erg), and a 90 minute on-the-water practice, rowing as a crew of eight.

LTR sessions are prerequisites for first time rowers interested in joining Summer Rowing League or Veterans/Military Rowing League.

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