Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

General Sweeps

Due to COVID-19 GUIDELINES, WRRA is NOT able to offer this program at this time. See Summer Rowing, Intermediate, and Master pages for the different sweeps programming we will be offering in 2021.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will NOT be able to provide programming to new rowers at this time. For those interested in joining our programs, please fill out this form and we will contact you when we are able to accept new rowers.

For Experienced Rowers

Program Description

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.

Rowers enrolled in the Performance Intermediate or Recreational Intermediate programs are automatically registered for General Sweeps through August 31. Rowers in the Masters Competitive coached rowing program are automatically enrolled as a WRRA General Sweeps Member for the entire season. 

Equipment Use:

General Sweeps participants who wish to use WRRA equipment outside of the Performance, Recreational and Masters Competitive programs, must reserve equipment using the Equipment Reservation website (subject to availability).  

Program Cost

  • 2021 Dates TBD
    • The General Sweeps - Half Season fee is TBD
      The General Membership - Half Season fee is TBD
      Both Summer and Fall Assessments are still paid.
  • 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 
For anyone who is a member of General Sculling, the cost to add General Sweeps is TBD
If a person is joining for the first time this year, they will pay TBD (membership), TBD ( summer and Fall assessment)  and then the half season sweeps fee.

For registration and fee information, contact:

Program Dates
  • WRRA’s rowing season begins on April 15 through December 1, 2020.

Rowing is permitted between December 1 and March 31, 2020 but is subject to CRF Cold Water Restrictions. For details refer to the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Safety Manual

WRRA General Sweeps Rules and Restrictions

  • Regularly scheduled coached sweep rowing programs, such as Masters Competitive, Performance Intermediate and Recreational Intermediate, have equipment priority over independent use by General Sweeps rowers.
  • When rowing outside of the coached sweep rowing programs in an independent crew:
    • Equipment must be reserved using the Equipment Reservation website and is subject to availability.
    • All rowers using WRRA sweeps equipment without an accompanying coach on the Cuyahoga River must have passed the necessary safety qualifications and adhere to all rules and procedures outlined in the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Safety Manual (SaM)
  • Please refer to Independent Boat Guidelines for more detailed information related to rowing WRRA shells independently (without coaching).

 For program information, contact: