Learn to Row
CBC offers learn-to-row classes during the summer for adults and youth. This program is a fun introduction to the sport of rowing and covers all aspects, including equipment, water safety, rowing technique, and boat handling. The focus of learn to row is developing skills to become a life long rower.
What to bring:
- Clothing - fitted t-shirt and bike pants or compression shorts/capris. (Baggy clothing can get caught.)
- Socks - you must wear socks or soft-soled reef shoes in boats
- Sun protection - hat, sunscreen and sunglasses as you will be on the water for approximately 2hrs each session
- Water bottle -plastic bottle, NOT metal
Adult Learn to Row
Adult classes are courses geared to the newcomer with little or no rowing experience. These fast-paced classes provide an introduction to the sport.
The programs focus on small sculling boats with each rower using two oars. Sculling programs teach rowers to be independent so they can eventually take a boat out on their own after they pass the captains test. Rowers typically need to enroll in multiple classes to become proficient enough to pass the captain's test.
Classes are in three week sessions either weekday evenings (T and Th 6-8pm) or weekends (S and Su 8-10am).
See class schedule and register.
Swim test needs to be completed prior to taking an adult learn to row class.
Swim Test Form
Ages: Age 18 and up
Weeknight Session: Tuesday and Thursday 6-8pm
Weekend Session: Saturday and Sunday 8-10am
Starts June 19th through August 17th
CBC offers full-day and half-day (mornings) youth learn to row programs that are open to participants entering grades 7-12 in the fall.
During each session, students will spend time on the water and on land practicing in singles and coxed quads (a boat with four rowers and a coxswain, who steers the boat and directs the rowers).
Participants must complete a swim test prior to the start of camp. The test requires participants to demonstrate the ability to swim 50 yards and tread water for 10 minutes in the presence of a lifeguard who needs to certify successful completion by signing the swim test form below.
Swim Test Form
Ages: Rising 7th – 12th graders
Fee: $200/week for morning session, $300/week for full-day sessions. Scholarships available.
Sessions are weekly starting June 25th through August 17th
Morning sessions run from 9:00am-12:30pm. Full-day sessions run from 9:00am-4:30pm