BARC offers training classes in Spring-Summer for first-time rowers. The Learn to Row Course, consisting of 4 x 2 hour weekend sessions is offered for individuals who plan to pursue rowing at BARC. Students are required to attend all four sessions, with no planned absences. Upon successful graduation from the course, you are entitled to a free one-month trial membership to the club.
Cost: $100 per person
All classes will run through two consecutive weekends, Saturday and Sunday. Classes start promptly at 8:30 am.
SPECIAL NOTICE: Learn to Row classes have been limited to no more than four (4) students per session. MASKS ARE REQUIRED while in our boathouse. MAKE SURE to have a mask.
Next Availability: The schedule for spring 2022 classes will be posted in March 2022.
Please note that we are not planning to schedule the Try It You’ll Like it (TIYLI) course until after the pandemic
The Learn to Row Course is a strenuous activity, requiring flexibility and agility on the part of the student. At a minimum, we expect a student to:
Reservations are required for all classes. A payment of $100 must be made when making a reservation. A payment link and a description of the 2022 registration process will posted shortly. Once registration is complete, students will be asked to sign a waiver and provide an emergency point of contact. The limit is 4 students per class.
BARC requires a "Check Out" for all experienced rowers before joining the club. Please see our join page for more information.
BARC is an all-volunteer club, so member availability to teach private lessons is limited. For information on availability and instructor fees for private lessons, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. Once your reservation is confirmed for private lessons, please download and familiarize yourself with our BARC Private Rowing Lesson checklist prior to your lesson.
The $100 Learn to Row fee will be refunded on two conditions:
A credit will be issued for another class to be taken within 12 months.
The best clothing for rowing is bike shorts and a t-shirt. In the winter, layers are helpful as you will warm up once you start rowing. Avoid bulky clothing.
Yes! At some point, you will fall into the water – it happens to everyone. In addition, a certain degree of flexibility and agility is required as learning to row is a strenuous activity. Please see our Flexibility & Agility guidelines, above.
Lake Mark Kramer (also known as Mud Lake or Pasadena Lake) in Harris County Clear Lake Park; please see our map here.
Whether you are brand new to rowing or an experienced rower, we have links to rowing improvement resources on our links page, here.
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