Learn To Row
2013 Learn To Row Schedule
Click on a date above to sign up! Our classes are geared toward adults 18 and older. If you are under 18 (or 18 but still in high school), please contact our Juniors Head Coach, Jules Slim.
Please read before you sign up
Registration deadline is the Friday before the class. Fee is $150 per person per weekend session. Please download and complete the DRC waiver from this website. You can send it to the DRC or bring it to the class.
To prepare for your weekend at Dallas Rowing Club, you must first obtain a certificate of your ability to swim. We live our sport on the water, and safety is our most important practice. We recommend to get in touch with the Park Cities or Town North YMCA for more information. We also accept current Padi/Lifeguard certificates. Download the swim certificate to take to your local Y or healthclub for testing. You can send it to the DRC or bring it to the class.
Class attire should be tight workout clothing. Rowing is done in bike tights or running shorts. No loose-leg material as it may catch in the slide tracks when rowing. Tank tops or tight T-shirts and short socks (rowing is done in socks, no shoes). Please wear caps or visors and wear sunscreen.
Please bring an extra set of clothes and a towel, because one part of the class is a fliptest. Every rower has to show that he/she is able to get back in the boat. We will teach you how and you will feel great!
In case of bad weather
Always show up for your class. Because rowing is an outside sport and safety is our primary concern, weather is always a factor; therefore, classes may be canceled due to high winds, electical storms, etc.Technical drills can be performed on the rowing machines but don't be surprised if the part of going on the water has to be postponed to a later date.
Where to go from there?
If you enjoyed it, please let your instructor know. There will be 2 beginners sessions offered over the next one or two weeks (for free). Your instructor will have a list with dates and times. After that you need to decide if you want to become a member. For more information click on the membership link.
And then? You're not alone. We have a growing Newbies Group who stays in touch via a moderated Google Group and group row dates posted on the Newbies page. If the weather is good usually someone sends an e-mail around and people meet spontaneously‚Äìoften once or twice a week.
Directions to the boathouse
The boathouse is located on the south side of Bachman Lake, on Shorecrest Drive. It is across the street from the Southwest Airlines hanger and adjacent to the Dallas Water Dept. Parking is available behind the boathouse and in the city lot across the street and slightly west of the boathouse. You can find a map under Contacts & Location. Please be prompt!