| Learn To Row      

 

Tampa Athletic Club is back on the water and ready to teach you how to row! 

If you’re looking for an introduction to the sport of rowing, our Learn To Row program is for you!  Participants will learn the basics of rowing technique, boat handling skills, and rowing commands in a fun, safe environment.  Designed to give prospective rowers an introduction to the sport, our classes focus on the basics of rowing. The clinics are taught by our staff of experienced coaches. Following an initial orientation, you will actually be on the water quickly. Your initial sessions are not overly vigorous or physically taxing. The clinic is designed to help you feel comfortable in the boat, learn basic rowing skills, and experience the thrill of the sport. 

For information or to sign up, please email us at rowtacmembership@gmail.com

Physical requirements:

Participants must be able to lift 20 lbs over their heads and be able to perform knee bends which will be required to safely carry and place the boat in the water. Modest swimming skills are necessary.  Although the chance of falling out of the boat is negligible, in an emergency all athletes must be able to swim until rescued.  A safety boat with emergency supplies is within 500 meters of the boat at all times.

What To Wear

Typical athletic gear is all that is required. Avoid wearing jeans, oversized sweatshirts, or baggy clothing of any type which may get caught in the movable parts of the boat and rowing machines. Please wear gym shoes or water shoes, not sandals. 

Tampa Athletic Club adheres to the safety regulations established by our sport’s governing body the U.S. Rowing Association

What To Bring

Sunscreen, sunglasses, athletic socks, and a large refillable bottle of water is a good idea. Please try to avoid disposable plastic water bottles. A towel or change of clothes might not be a bad idea either, as you may get splashed on occasion.

Other Necessary Information

 Since rowing is an outdoor sport we will be going out rain or shine. If lighting storms or dangerously high winds do occur the clinic can be easily move indoors for continued training on rowing machines. 

Directions To The Boathouse

The Boathouse is located at Tampa River Center at Julian B Lane Park, 402 W. Laurel St, Tampa, FL  33607

Tampa Athletic Club, P.O. Box 18854, Tampa, FL 33679-8854    

| To Register 

If you're interested in signing up for learn to row lessons, please send an email to our club with your contact information. Someone will get back to you in a timely manner. We are offering sculling lessons in singles and doubles until restrictions due to Covid-19 are lifted on larger boats. No experience is necessary. You'll be given information about how to sign up for classes and what is needed to get started. We look forward to introducing you to the exciting sport of adult rowing!


 


 

TAC Contact Information Form.pdf

City-of-Tampa-Parks-Registration-Waiver-.pdf

 


| Upcoming Classes 


Learn to row classes are underway now! Check out our rowing schedule elsewhere on our website.

 Just send us an email and we’ll be happy to help you sign up for classes!