Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

General Sweeps 

For Experienced Rowers

Program Description

The General Sweeps program allows rowers who wish to organize their own independent crews use of WRRA four-person (4+) and eight-person (8+) shells, oars, cox boxes and marine radio’s. General Sweeps membership does not include coaching.

Rowers enrolled in the Performance Intermediate or Recreational Intermediate programs are automatically registered for General Sweeps through August 31. Rowers in the Masters Competitive coached rowing program are automatically enrolled as a WRRA General Sweeps Member for the entire season. 

Equipment Use:

General Sweeps participants who wish to use WRRA equipment outside of the Performance, Recreational and Masters Competitive programs, must reserve equipment using the Equipment Reservation website (subject to availability).  

Program Cost

  • 2019 General Sweeps $548
    (includes WRRA general membership & annual facility assessment)
  • Program fee ONLY $122
    (applicable only to rowers who have paid WRRA general membership & annual facility assessment)
  • 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.
  • Payment plan information

For registration and fee information, contact: membership@westernreserverowing.com

Program Dates
  • WRRA’s rowing season begins on April 15 through December 1, 2019.

Rowing is permitted between December 1 and March 31, 2020 but is subject to CRF Cold Water Restrictions. For details refer to the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Safety Manual

WRRA General Sweeps Rules and Restrictions

  • Regularly scheduled coached sweep rowing programs, such as Masters Competitive, Performance Intermediate and Recreational Intermediate, have equipment priority over independent use by General Sweeps rowers.
  • When rowing outside of the coached sweep rowing programs in an independent crew:
    • Equipment must be reserved using the Equipment Reservation website and is subject to availability.
    • All rowers using WRRA sweeps equipment without an accompanying coach on the Cuyahoga River must have passed the necessary safety qualifications and adhere to all rules and procedures outlined in the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Safety Manual (SaM)
  • Please refer to Independent Boat Guidelines for more detailed information related to rowing WRRA shells independently (without coaching).

 For program information, contact: sweeps@westernreserverowing.com