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.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will NOT be able to provide programming to individuals with no rowing experience. If you are interested in being placed on a waiting list please fill out this form 

ALL MEMBERS MUST ADHERE TO CRF COVID-19 GUIDELINES AT ALL TIMES

Summer Rowing League

The Summer Rowing League (SRL) is designed for those who wish to row once a week in a recreational environment. The 12-week SRL program is designed for rowers of all abilities. During the 90-minute coached practice sessions, rowers will develop boat handling skills and rowing technique. Teams typically have a mix of male and female members.

Minimum Experience: Newer and experienced sweep rowers are welcome in this program

Practice Frequency: Once per week

For more information visit our Summer Rowing League page

Intermediate Program

For 2021, the Performance and Recreational programs have been merged into one program. 

The Intermediate program is designed for experienced rowers who wish to row twice a week and 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

Practice Frequency: Twice per week

For more information visit the Intermediate Rowing page.

Masters Competitive

The Masters Competitive program is designed for experienced rowers who have extensive rowing experience, currently have a good fitness level and wish to race at regattas in and outside of Cleveland. During the 90-minute coached practice sessions, rowers will be pushed to take their rowing technique and fitness level to the next level. 

Minimum Experience: Experienced sweep rowers who have extensive rowing experience in a high school, collegiate or adult program. 

Practice Frequency: Three times per week

For more information visit the Masters Competitive program page.

Sculling

WRRA’s offers individuals the opportunity to scull on one of the most challenging and exciting rivers around. 

  • WRRA’s Learn to Scull program is designed for new scullers to learn how to scull. This 6-session coached program is designed to introduce individuals to sculling. 

  • WRRA’s General Sculling program offers experienced scullers access to the club’s singles, doubles and quads. This is NOT a coached program, but you will be paired with sculling mentors if you are new to sculling on the Cuyahoga.

  • WRRA’s Private Sculling program is designed for experienced scullers who own their own equipment. This is NOT a coached program, but you will be paired with sculling mentors if you are new to sculling on the Cuyahoga.

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

General Sweeps

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. 

Due to CRF COVID-19 GUIDELINES, WRRA is NOT able offer non-coached sweeps programs at this time.