Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989


WRRA Learn to Row (LTR)

Welcome to the wonderful sport of rowing!

We have a few open spot for Learn to Row on 4/23.  Follow directions to register on Boathouse Connect and you will be approved if there is still room.


Program Description
Learn to Row is a half day instructional session which introduces new rowers to the sport of rowing on the Cuyahoga River. LTR is an opportunity for adults (18 and older) to experience the sport of rowing and determine interest in joining Cleveland’s rowing community through WRRA’s Summer Rowing League or Veterans Rowing League. WRRA instructors will teach the basics of the sport of rowing, river safety, rowing terminology, and boat handling. Participants will receive instruction on basic rowing technique using a stationary rowing machine (erg), and a 90 minute (give or take a passing freighter or two) on-the-water practice, rowing in an eight-person boat.

Two sessions will be offered each day.


Session I:   8:00 am – 11:30 am

8:00  Classroom presentation
         Erg session
         Team formation and equipment review
         Row on the Cuyahoga
11:30 Debrief with instructors and coaches

Session 2: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

11:00 Classroom presentation
          Erg session
          Team formation and equipment review
          Row on the Cuyahoga
3:00   Debrief with instructors and coaches

Program Cost:  $50

For additional program information, contact

Program Dates

Spring: Saturdays & Sundays

April 2, April 9/10, and April 23 (pm session only) & 24th

Make up / Rain dates April 30 & May 1

Summer:  TBD

Program Cost : $50

Class size is limited to 24 participants per session. There are two sessions per day. Registration will close 72 hours prior to each session. For additional registration information, contact

Preparation for LTR

What to bring: a water bottle and sunscreen. Participants will row rain or shine - plan to wear appropriate, layered clothing and outerwear that could be worn for a jog.

Rowing Resources – PLEASE REVIEW PRIOR TO YOUR SESSIONRowing Glossary and Coxswain Calls



We row out of the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Boathouse downtown on the Cuyahoga River.
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