Rowing Classes

Note: Station L classes are for adults only. Youth (18 years of age or under) should check out Rose City Rowing Club, which also rows on the Willamette River and has learn to row classes throughout the year.

Rowing on beautiful Willamette River
Rowing on the beautiful Willamette River

Learn to Erg (Dry Land):

Join us in Learn to Erg to increase your fitness, build your strength, or get started on your health goals — develop proper technique and improve your fitness with instruction from REAL on-water rowing coaches. Learn to use the Concept 2 Indoor Rowing Machine to its full potential and develop your skills in a supportive environment with other athletes. 

Intermediate erging classes are periodically available for those who have already taken a Learn to Erg or Learn to Row class to continue working on fitness and skill.

Learn to Row

Learn to Row classes are designed for the complete beginner and typically run April through September each year. Classes emphasize safety, rowing technique and individual fitness. Special equipment is not required -– just bring typical workout clothes. Class members learn to row in single person pontoon singles. Our classes are 2 hours long and will have class size of 4-6 students.

There is no distinction between Level 1 and Level 2 at this time — every session of Learn to Row is the same. With smaller, focused classes, we will be able to teach everyone at their own pace, so we don’t anticipate any difficulties in combining those with some experience in sweep boats with beginners. Graduates of the Learn to Row sculling class are eligible to join the club and continue to build their skills in the supportive environment of our beginner group.

All participants in Station L Learn to Row classes must become “Basic” members of the US Rowing Association ($9.75/year) and complete a declaration of swimming ability. Instructions for purchasing the Basic USRowing membership and completing the swimming ability declaration can be found here.

General Information About Classes:

No experience or special equipment is required for any of our classes – just wear typical workout clothes and layers appropriate for the weather. All participants in Station L Learn to Row classes must become “Basic” members of the US Rowing Association and complete a declaration of swimming ability. Instructions for purchasing the Basic USRowing membership and completing the swimming ability declaration can be found here. If you are taking a Learn to Erg class, you do not need these two items.

On absences: We recognize that people have many demands on their time and that not all students will be able to attend all classes within a course session. If you cannot attend all classes, talk with your instructor so they can give you pointers on how to catch up. There is no way to “make up” missed sessions, but if you only miss a class or two you should be fine. If for some reason we must cancel a class, we will offer the option of a make up class after the session or a refund for that class.

Refund Policy: Station L class sizes are balanced carefully to ensure an appropriate number of participants in each session. If you cancel your registration 5 or more days before class begins you will receive a full refund, after which time you can receive a credit if we can fill your spot before the class starts. After the first class meeting, no refunds or credits are available.

Wait List: If the class you wish to take is full, you can sign up for the wait list here.

Instructors: See our staff page

Add yourself to the wait list here. Have another question about classes? Fill out this form and we’ll get back to you!