Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

Performance Rowing Program

For Experienced Rowers

Program Description

The 15-week 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.

Performance benchmarks include monthly erg testing. This program may serve as the next step toward preparing to compete or participate in the more intensive Masters Competitive program. Coaches have the right to move participants to the Recreational program if it is determined the rower is not meeting benchmarks or does not have the skill level required for Performance.

Performance rowing is open to all experienced rowers who have completed a minimum of two previous WRRA rowing league or recreational sessions (such as summer and fall). and are ready for more intensive instruction and practice on the water. Practice will consist of a 90 minute session twice a week, in either 4-person or 8-person shells.

Enrollment is limited to ensure close personal attention by the coaching staff. The cost does include coxswain fees. Performance crews will also have the opportunity to race, if desired, in select out-of- town regattas during the summer. Please refer to the Program Guidelines for more specific information.

Program Dates

May 8th through August 18th

Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. – Noon

(Times listed above are LAUNCH times)

Program days and times are dependent on enrollment


Each year, WRRA sends competitive men's and women's crews to as many as a dozen away regattas during the spring, summer and fall. Competing against other club crews can be a rewarding experience and a great way to test your skills as a rower. Away regatta participation is open to any WRRA member with more than one year of rowing experience and/or Head Coach recommendation.

2018 Regatta Schedule
Coming early May 



*Only select boats will attend these regattas based upon coaches’ selection criteria.  

If you have any questions or are interested in participating in away Regattas contact: Head Coach, Kirk Lang at

Program Cost 

2017 Summer Performance program package, with WRRA general membership, summer seasonal facility assessment + General Sweeps fee: $534

Summer Performance Program fee + General Sweeps, (for concurrently registered eligible SRL rowers to enroll in Summer REC): $242

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.

Payment plan information

Note: Registration for the Intermediate programs automatically includes enrollment in General Sweeps *** , which is required in order to participate in the program.

*** 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.

For program questions, contact:
For registration and fee questions, contact: 

Information on Fall Rowing will be posted at a later date