Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

Intermediate Rowing Program

For Experienced Rowers


Program Overview:

This program is for rowers who wish to row twice per week and improve their technical rowing skills and fitness level. Participants will row in 4-person and 8-person shells. The goal of the intermediate program is for rowers to progress their skills/fitness to join the masters competitive program. In pursuit of this, there will be optional erg tests / local regattas that the intermediate team will be attending. 

  • Minimum Experience: Experienced sweep rowers who have completed a minimum of two previous WRRA rowing league sessions, or equivalent.
  • Duration: 15-weeks from May 2 through August 13
  • Practices: Two 90-minute coached practices per week held on Wednesday evenings at 6pm and Saturday mornings at 9am
  • Coach/Rower Ratio: Enrollment will be limited to ensure close personal attention by the coaching staff. Each coach will be responsible for no more than two (2) crews during practice. 
  • Lineups: The coach will develop the crew lineups based on the rowers’ technical abilities and fitness level. The coach may utilize erg testing to assess rower’s fitness level and to evaluate a rower’s progress throughout the season.
  • Optional Regattas: Crews have the opportunity to race, if desired, in select out-of-town regattas during the summer. Program costs do not cover regatta fees.
  • Shell CleaningAll members must also follow the Shell Cleaning Procedures after each practice.

This program may serve as the next step towards preparing to participate in the more intensive Masters Competitive program.

For program questions, see our FAQ or contact

Program Cost 

Program costs include coaching 

  • Intermediate Rowing Program*: $617
    (includes WRRA general membership fee, Intermediate program fee, general sweeps fee and CRF summer facility assessment). Cost includes WRRA refundable volunteer deposit
  • 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
  • Contact: for registration and fee questions


Please register by April 22nd to receive communications about the upcoming coach's meeting and the first week of practice.