Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

General Sweeps 

For Experienced Rowers

Program Description

The General Sweeps program allows a rower who has paid full WRRA membership fees to use WRRA sweep equipment on the Cuyahoga River (designated 4+ or 8+ shells and oars), as ruled by the Board of Directors, subject to equipment availability.

All General Sweeps program participants using club equipment must have passed the necessary safety qualifications before using any equipment without an accompanying coach on the Cuyahoga River.

Equipment must be reserved using the Appointy reservation website.

General Sweeps participants also have the option to register for the following coached rowing programs: Recreational, Performance, or Masters Competitive.

Program Cost

2017 General Sweeps package, with WRRA general membership & annual facility assessment: $540

General Sweeps program fees only (for rowers who have paid WRRA general membership & annual facility assessment: $122

Note:  Sales tax (8%) along with a convenience fee of $1.25 will be added to each transaction.  Other registration service provider fees are included in the program cost and are non-refundable.

Payment plan information

Note: Rowers who register for Recreational, Performance*** or Masters Competitive coached programs will automatically be enrolled in WRRA General Sweeps.  

*** Recreational and Performance participants pay only a summer seasonal facility assessment and thus must pay a fall seasonal facility assessment ($126) to row as a ‘general sweeps’ rower after September 1.

Program Dates

Cold water restrictions apply between December 1 and April 15 of each calendar year. For details, refer to the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Safety Manual

 Cleveland Rowing Foundation Safety Manual (SaM).

WRRA General Sweeps Rules and Restrictions

  • Regularly scheduled coached sweep rowing programs, such as Masters Competitive, Performance, and Recreational Rowing, will have equipment priority over independent use by General Sweeps rowers.
  • All General Sweeps rowers in independent crews using WRRA 8+ and 4+ shells must have the necessary safety qualifications and be certified for the current year before using any WRRA equipment without an accompanying coach on the Cuyahoga River. For safety qualifications, see the SaM.
  • Please refer to the Independent Boat Guidelines for more detailed information related to rowing WRRA shells independently (without coaching).

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