Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

Summer Rowing League (SRL)

For New and Experienced Rowers

Program Description

The 15-week Summer Rowing League (SRL) program is designed for rowers of all abilities, from beginners to seasoned veterans, to row together as a team in an eight-person shell.  Teams may consist of new rowers (novice crews), experienced rowers, or mixed skill levels.  During once a week coached practice sessions, rowers will develop boat handling skills and rowing technique, as well as prepare for racing in a mid-season and end-of-season regatta on the Cuyahoga River.  All SRL rowers receive an SRL T-shirt and enjoy an end of season cook out at the last regatta.

Experienced crews who choose to use a dedicated coxswain will be responsible for compensation of the coxswain. The WRRA Club Manager will work with teams to assign WRRA approved coxswains for teams that would like a coxswain, but do not have one lined up prior to the beginning of the season.  This is contingent on coxswain availability.

Novice crews: The first week will be off the water and include an in depth review of both equipment and the boathouse with a longer erg session to review technique and training.

Novice boats will be provided coxswains for the first three (3) weeks of practice of the SRL season. After that, Novice teams will be required to cox themselves or secure a coxswain. 

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Program Cost and Registration

SRL program package, with WRRA general membership & seasonal facility assessment: $383

SRL program fees only(for rowers in other programs who have already paid WRRA general membership w/facility assessment):$91 

WRRA strongly encourages new rowers to participate in a Learn to Row (LTR) session before signing up for SRL.  The LTR session fee is $48

Payment Plan Information

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.

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Program Dates and Times

Summer Rowing League begins the week of May 7th, and runs through the week of August 13th.  Participants row once weekly with a dedicated team of 10 to 12 rowers.

  1. Program days and time availability are dependent on enrollment.

  2. No practice will be held on May 28 or July 4.  Regular practice times which fall on holidays will be rescheduled through the Club Manager at the convenience of the coach and crew. Typically makeups will beheld on Saturdays or Sundays and when equipment is available.

All rescheduled practices MUST be coordinated through the WRRA Club Manager.

SRL Regatta Dates

Saturday, June 16: Mid-season SRL Regatta.  
Saturday, August 18: End-of-Season SRL Regatta.

SRL Sessions 

Boats leave and return to the docks at the times specified below. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to practice time in order to change, prepare equipment and meet with your team.

The Cleveland Rowing Foundation (CRF) locker rooms and showers are available to all registered WRRA members.


Tuesday Morning
6:00-7:30 am
Wednesday Morning    
6:00-7:30 am
Thursday Morning
6:00-7:30 am


Wednesday Lunch        
12:00-1:30 pm


5:45 – 7:15 pm   OR    7:15-8:45pm
5:45 – 7:15 pm   OR    7:15-8:45pm
5:45 – 7:15 pm   OR    7:15-8:45pm
5:45 – 7:15 pm   OR    7:15-8:45pm
5:45 – 7:15pm