| 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.
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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