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Learn to Row

Community Rowing of San Diego's Learn to Row lessons are taught by USRowing certified coaches and use a skills progression to prepare you to safely and comfortably row on your on or with crewmates throughout the stunning San Diego Bay.  A Level 1 lesson introduces you to the sport of sweep rowing CRSD's stable barge. Level 2 introduces you to sculling on a stable, pontooned single shell. Level 3 teaches intermediate sculling skills, water safety, and builds endurance. Level 4 prepares to row in the Bay, without a coach, on your own or with crewmates. Our lessons are priced for affordability, and we also offer a Learn to Row package of three lessons for the price of two.


Graduates of CRSD's Learn to Row progression can then choose to row recreationally, buy purchasing one of our affordable Rowing Packages, or can choose to join our Master's Competitive Team to train for regattas.

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 Level 1 is an introduction to rowing and safety equipment, followed by learning the correct rowing stroke on ergometers (indoor rowing machines). Students then head out to the stable barge to work on their sweep rowing. The barge allows beginner rowers to learn the basics of sweep rowing on water while feeling extra secure and supported.

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    2 hr

    50 US dollars

 Level 2 teaches the basics of sculling--rowing using two oars. Students learn how to set up and row in pontooned rowing shells. Pontoons are like training wheels, keeping shells stable on the water. 

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 Level 3 is an intermediate sculling learn to row. Students demonstrate learned skills, learn more advanced rowing skills, and increase their endurance to where they can row the length of the channel without stopping.

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 Level 4 is an advanced intermediate sculling learn to row. Students will row without pontoons in either a recreational single, double, or quad. This lesson prepares students to row without a coach in the channel and Bay.

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Buy three lessons for the price of two. Learn to row at an even lower cost!

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