Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

Summer Rowing League (SRL)

Canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19

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 have a mix of male and female rowers, rowers can also request to be placed on an all female or all male team but will be dependent on availability.

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

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


  • Experienced crews who choose to use a dedicated coxswain will be responsible for compensation of the coxswain. The WRRA Program Director 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.  Teams that want a particular coxswain for the season MUST let the Program Director know prior to the start of the season.
  • Novice crews 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 through the Program Director.

For additional program information, contact

Program Cost and Registration

  • SRL program package, with WRRA general membership & seasonal facility assessment: $395
  • SRL program fees only (for rowers in other programs who have already paid WRRA general membership w/facility assessment): $93
  • New Rowers: WRRA strongly encourages individuals who have never rowed before to participate in a Learn to Row (LTR) session before signing up for SRL. The LTR session fee is $50.


  • You may only register for ONE (1) SRL session per season
  • Payment Plan and Refund Information
  • Fees: 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.
  • For additional registration information, contact

Program Dates and Times

Summer Rowing League begins the week of May 11th, and runs through the week of August 22nd.  Participants row once weekly with a dedicated team of 10 to 12 rowers.

  • Program days and time availability are dependent on enrollment.
  • Holidays: No practice will be held on May 25 or July 3-4.  Practices which fall on holidays will be rescheduled through the Program Director at the convenience of the coach and crew. Typically, makeup sessions will be held on Saturdays or Sundays and when equipment is available.
  • All rescheduled practices MUST be coordinated through the WRRA Program Director.

SRL Regatta Dates

Saturday, June 22, 2019: Mid-season SRL Regatta  

Saturday, August 24, 2019: End-of-Season SRL Regatta

(There will be no Race Days at this time)

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.


Wednesday Morning    
6:00-7:30 am
Friday Morning
6:00-7:30 am


Saturday Morning    
9:30-11:00 am


12:00-1:30 pm
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