All rowers need to purchase a membership in order to take classes at SRA. 2016 Adult Membership is $300 annually but will be done on a biannual basis (January and July). Membership provides access to our facilities (ergs, weights, bathrooms) during non-class hours. It also allows for priority registration in our programs. To row independently during non-class times a separate Independent Rowing Card (IRC) must be purchased.
1. Sign Up for Class
Choose a class below, then click on the appropriate button. If you don’t see the button below, registration is not yet available. While registering you will have the option of paying online with a credit card or sending a check to our PO Box 3309, Redmond, WA 98073. For any registration questions, cancellations or changes, submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Pass the Float Test
New rowers must pass a Float Test prior to rowing, and returning rowers must re-test every five years. SRA does not conduct tests, so follow instructions on the Float Test Form to identify a location, complete the test, and obtain lifeguard signature. Be sure to bring your signed form to the first day of class, or send to our mailing address.
3. Sign a US Rowing Waiver
Sign the online US Rowing Liability Waiver at this link. Note: Our liability insurance is through US Rowing, so to be covered under our insurance, everyone must sign the US Rowing waiver annually. You DO NOT need to pay for an individual Championship US Rowing membership unless you will be racing at a US Rowing sponsored regatta. We will let you know if that is the case. However, if you do not have a paid membership there is a small filing fee to sign the online waiver.
*All rowers must have completed both Learn to Row 1 & 2 and meet the criteria listed for each class in order to register.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7am-9am
May 3rd-May 26th
Matt Lundberg will be sharing his passion for sculling by coaching a competitive sculling class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This will be great prep for Northwest Regionals if you are interested in sculling at that regatta or if you just want to learn how to go faster! Membership is required. IRC not required. $120 plus tax.
May 1st-May 22nd
Maneuvering: Gain confidence in your sculling by learning how to maneuver. This class focuses on reducing the stress of moving your boat where you want to go in high-pressure situations, like backing into a stakeboat, navigating congested areas, or even fine-tuning your steering during head races. Focus will be on singles. IRC not required. $60 plus tax.
Intro to Independant Rowing
You have purchased an Independent Rowing Card, now what? These four sessions will get you familiar with rowing as an independent rower. We will cover carrying the boat, traffic patterns, equipment you can use, general rules for IRC members, and in addition, you’ll get a work out and some coaching each session. By the end of this class you will be ready to hit the water on your own with confidence and safely! IRC required. $60 plus tax per session.
July session: Thursdays July 7-28th 6:30-8:30pm
August session: Thursdays August 4-26th 6:30-8:30pm
Buddy Rows for IRC Holders
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”. *A current Independent Rowing Card is required. No need to register!