Adult Sculling Classes

Sign Up for Class

1. Choose a class below, then click on the appropriate button to link to the registration page. Member and Non-Member, or other pricing options may apply. If you don’t see the button below, registration is not yet available.

2. While registering you will have the option of paying online with your credit card or sending a check to our mailing address.

3. For registration questions, cancellations or changes, submit an email to help.

Pass the Float Test

1. New rowers must pass a Float Test prior to rowing, and returning rowers must re-test every five years (not necessary for Winter Conditioning classes).

2. SRA does not conduct tests, so follow instructions on the Float Test Form to identify a location, complete the test, and obtain lifeguard signature.

3. Bring your signed form to the first day of class, or send to our mailing address.

*All rowers must have completed both Learn to Row 1 & 2 and meet the criteria listed for each class in order to register.

2014

Advanced Sculling Classes

May – Series 1 May 5 – 28th No Class on Monday 5/26
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:40-8:40pm
Class Description Class will consist of 50% technical work and 50% workouts building a solid base.
Criteria 1: Must be able to do a 5 minute 1000m erg piece or a 10 minute 2K
Criteria 2: Must have at least 25 hours in a single scull or 40 hours in a double
Criteria 3: Must be comfortable in racing level singles and doubles
June – Series 2 June 2nd – 25th
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Class Description Class will consist of 40% technical work and 60% workouts continuing to build out a solid base.
Criteria 1: Must be able to do a 4:40 on a 1000m erg piece or a 9:30 on a 2K
Criteria 2: Must have at least 40 hours in a single scull or 50 hours in a double
Note: Attending all sessions of Series 1 meets the criteria for Criteria 2.
Criteria 3: Must be comfortable in racing level singles and doubles
July – Series 3 July 7 – 30th
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Class Description Class will consist of 25% technical work and 75% workouts focusing on competing in upcoming regattas.
Criteria 1: Must be able to do a 4:30 on a 1000m erg piece or a 9:15 on a 2K
Criteria 2: Must have at least 50 hours in a single scull or 65 hours in a double
Note: Attending all sessions of Series 2 meets the criteria for Criteria 2.
Criteria 3: Must be comfortable in racing level singles and doubles
August – Series 4 August 4 – 27th
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Class Description Class will consist of 25% technical work and 75% workouts focusing on competing in upcoming regattas.
Criteria 1: Must be able to do a 4:30 on a 1000m erg piece or a 9:15 on a 2K
Criteria 2: Must have at least 50 hours in a single scull or 65 hours in a double
Note: Attending all sessions of Series 3 meets the criteria for Criteria 2.
Criteria 3: Must be comfortable in racing level singles and doubles

Buddy Rows

Every Saturday from 6:30am-8:30am this group gathers to take out small boats and work on skills while enjoying the company of other independent scullers. Members are able to take out 1x’s and 2x’s and decide the workout and technical focus with the group. There will NOT be direct coaching during the “Buddy Rows”. *Current SRA Members ONLY. No need to register!

Information for New Rowers

Float Test: The SRA float test must be completed before the first day of class. To complete, please bring the float test form found at the back of the Adult Registration Packet to any local pool with a lifeguard (i.e. YMCA, municipal pool, health club.)

The lifeguard will have you jump in the pool and tread water for 10 min. Please wear shorts and a tee-shirt that you do not mind getting wet, as the lifeguard will require that you complete the test with clothes on (to simulate a boat accident.)

Sculling v Sweep Rowing: Sculling involves the use of two shorter oars, generally taking place in smaller boats (1 or 2 people.) Sweep rowing involves each rower using one longer oar, and generally takes place in larger boats (4-8 people.) Sculling classes are smaller in number, capping at 6 people. Sweep classes may have anywhere from 8-30 members per class.

What to Wear: Please come to the first day of class wearing tennis shoes, comfortable long pants (unless very warm outside), and several top layers including a tee-shirt, long-sleeved shirt and warm outer layer. Please note that our boathouse does not have heat, so dressing in warm layers will ensure a comfortable experience!  SRA requires all independent scullers to wear high visibility (high vis) clothing when rowing in small boats during daylight hours, as well as when it’s dark out.  It is difficult for other boats to see you and your boat if you are wearing dark clothing.  High Vis clothing is very “in” right now so you can easily find apparel at most athletic stores and online.