Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

Rowing in Cleveland with WRRA

A Program To Fit Every Need

We have programs that will fit just about every type of rower. The programs below are listed from recreational to competitive.

Summer Rowing League

For new and experienced rowers who want to row once a week. The 15-week Summer Rowing League (SRL) program is designed for rowers of all abilities, 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.

  • Minimum Experience: Novice and experienced sweep rowers are welcome in this program, if you are novice, learn to row is a requirement for entry.
  • Cost: $395
  • Duration: 15-weeks from May 13 through August 19, 2020
  • Practices: One, 90-minute coached river practice per week.
    • Various days available

During the once a week coached practice sessions, rowers will develop boat handling skills and rowing technique, and prepare for racing in a mid-season and end-of-season regatta on the Cuyahoga River. All SRL rowers receive a SRL T-shirt and enjoy an end of season cook out at the last regatta.

Questions? Learn more. Registration coming soon.

Intermediate Program

For 2020, the Performance and Recreational programs have been merged into one. This program is for rowers who wish to row multiple times per week, improve their technical rowing skills and fitness level.

  • Minimum Experience: Experienced sweep rowers who have completed a minimum of two previous WRRA rowing league sessions, or equivalent.
  • Cost: $502
  • Duration: 15-weeks from May 13 through August 19, 2020
  • Practices: Two, 90-minute coached river practices per week.
    • Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 pm
    • Saturday 10:30 am – Noon

Questions? Learn more. Registration coming soon.

Masters Program

  • For experienced rowers who:
    • Want to race at regattas in and outside of Cleveland.
    • Currently have good fitness.
    • Have previously competed in high school or college OR have rowed for a few years in another adult program and have a desire to try the next level.
  • Limited roster: Head coach has the final decision on who makes the roster based on technical abilities and erg testing.
  • Cost: $952 - all regatta costs, travel and lodging are not included.
  • Duration: April 20th through November 9th, 2020
  • Practices: Three coached river practices per week.
    • Women: Monday/Wednesday 6:15 – 8:00 pm and *Saturday morning.
    • Men: Tuesday/Thursday 6:15 – 8:00 pm and *Saturday morning.
    • *Saturday AM alternates weekly by gender for 6:30 or 8:30am start.

Questions? Learn more. Registration coming soon.

General Sculling

Get certified as an independent sculler or independent pair to take advantage of sculling on one of the most challenging and exciting rivers around. Learn more

Indoor Rowing

Come learn and enjoy the benefits of working out on the ergometer over the winter months. Stay in shape on your own or with the group to get ready for rowing (and swimsuit) season! Learn more

Outreach Rowing Programs

Veterans / Military Rowing League

The program teaches the basics of sweep rowing in a coed team setting for those interested in a fun and challenging training program with the goal of competing at appropriate levels as skills progress. Participants start by learning the basics of the rowing stroke and join experienced military and veteran rowers as confidence and capabilities improve. Learn more

Para Rowing
Pararowing is rowing, or sculling, open to new and experienced rowers with a disability.

This program is for military and non-military participants with disabilities and includes indoor and on-water rowing for fitness, competing, and recreation in sculling boats meant for one or two rowers. Experienced staff and volunteers adjust the equipment for each boat so the capabilities of each participant are maximized. Learn more

Adaptive Rowing

The program offers visually impaired adult athletes the chance to enjoy the fun, challenge, and relaxation experienced by the sport of rowing. Learn more