Frequently asked questions
|How do I get on the racing team at the DRC?|
|The DRC does have an active racing community (both women's and men's), but we do not have "set boats" per se. The members that race organize boat composition amongst themselves. If you are interested in racing there are many opportunities at the DRC, but you may have to a bit of organizing as well.|
|Does the DRC travel to races?|
|The DRC trailer takes club and private shells to several local regattas every year, including Austin, Houston, Tulsa and Oklahoma City. In addition the DRC travels to the annual Master's National Championships. Several elite level DRC rowers travel to the Southeast regionals and National championships, as well as the Head of the Charles. Transportation to those races, is not offered by the DRC.|
|When are practices scheduled?|
|The DRC does not have a rigid practice schedule. Many members meet on weekend mornings between 8 AM to 11 AM for scrimmage races or recreational rowing on the lake. During the week people train from 6.30 PM to 8.30 PM. Members also arrange their own practice times depending on their rowing partners. High Schools that use the DRC boathouse regularly practice spring weekdays between 3 PM and 6 PM.|
|At what times can I use the club shells?|
|Club members can take boats on the lake anytime during daylight hours. The free-weights and ergometers may be used 24/7.|
|Does the DRC concentrate on sculling or sweep rowing?|
|The DRC is primarily a sculling club. We do have one coxed four and a coxless pair.|
|What kinds of shells does the DRC own?|
|The DRC has a wide variety of club equipment: many training and racing singles, 5 doubles, 1 pair, 2 quads, and 1 four-with.|
|When is the best time to take a look at the club?|
|The best times to find members at the club are weekend mornings between 8 and 10, and weekday afternoons from 5:00 'til 8:00.|
|Do you have a coach?|
|Yes! Novice Coach Laura Zuczek conducts weekly group rows for new or "novice" rowers to help them improve their technique and feel confident rowing on their own. Check out the Newbies tab for the group row dates and times. DRC also hosts visiting coaches monthly from March through October for competitive rowers to hone their skills through video and drills. Please look at the Regattas and Club Events page for clinic dates.
The DRC Juniors have a dedicated coach. Please visit the Juniors page for more information.
|I don't want to race, I just think rowing is fun.|
|The majority of DRC members do not race at all. Most DRC members come to the lake just for the enjoyment of rowing;|
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact our Club Secretary.