Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

Performance Rowing Program

For Experienced Rowers

Program Description

The Performance Rowing program offers coached rowing with an emphasis on fitness and performance. This program is for the rower that is looking to refine their rowing technique, row at higher stroke ratings and get a good workout.   

This 15-week rowing program includes two (2), 90-minute coached on-the-water practices per week. Participants will row in 4-person and 8-person shells. Rowers will also be expected to participate in monthly erg testing to assess rowing fitness.

Performance Rowing is open to all experienced sweep rowers who have completed a minimum of two previous WRRA rowing league sessions (such as summer and fall) or the Recreational rowing program.  

This program may serve as the next step towards preparing to participate in the more intensive Masters Competitive program. The Performance crews will also have the opportunity to race, if desired, in select out-of-town regattas during the summer. Note, program costs do not cover regatta fees. Please refer to the Performance Rowing Program Guidelines for more specific information. 

Enrollment is limited to ensure close personal attention by the coaching staff. Performance Rowing coaches have the right to move participants to Recreational Rowing if it is determined the rower is not meeting benchmarks or does not have the skill level required for Performance Rowing.

For program questions, contact:

Program Dates

  • May 14 through August 20, 2019   
  • Tuesday’s 6:00 - 7:30 p.m; Saturday’s 10:30 a.m. – Noon
    Times listed above are LAUNCH times. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to practice time in order to prepare equipment and meet with your team.


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.

2020 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: Masters Coach, Kirk Lang at

Program Cost 

Program costs include coaching and coxswain fees.  

  • Performance Rowing program package $490
    (includes WRRA general membership, Summer General Sweeps fee & Summer seasonal facility assessment)
  • Performance and Summer Sweeps Fee ONLY $194
    (applicable only to rowers who have also enrolled in 2019 SRL)
  • Registration in Performance Rowing automatically includes summer enrollment in the General Sweeps program. Individuals who wish to row after August 31, 2019, must enroll in a fall program.
  • Sales tax (8%) plus a $1.25 convenience fee will be added to each transaction.  Other registration service provider fees are included in the program cost.

Payment Plan and Refund information

For registration and fee questions, contact: 

Information on Fall Rowing will be posted at a later date