|Adult Summer Learn-To-Row Classes|
An introduction to the sport of rowing by the St. Louis Rowing Club for adult men and women. Class sessions are available each summer in June, July and August. Each session includes ten lessons spread out over a month. In this class, you will be introduced to:
Benefits of rowing • Building strength • Teamwork • Fitness • Correct rowing technique • Boathouse and facilities • Equipment used in rowing • Proper boat and equipment handling
Instruction begins with a brief history, tour and discussion of rowing terminology, technique, and safety. After learning the basics of the rowing stroke on an indoor rowing machine, you will get hands-on experience in an eight person shell. Following a brief lesson at the dock, you will push off and head out to open water. Lessons will then be focussed on proper body position and movement, building boat speed, and working together as a crew. This is a unique opportunity to improve your health, make new friends, and spend quality time at beautiful Creve Coeur Lake. You might even get up close and personal with a large carp, but don’t worry, they don’t jump in the boats too often.
Each 10-class session is just $275, and your class tuition includes club membership through the end of 2013. For more information, call 314-434-8299 or email email@example.com. To enroll online, visit our Dues/Payments page and select the appropriate class in the Adult Rowers column.
SESSION 1: June 3-26, Mon/Wed 6-8pm; Sat 9-11am
Class held on June 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26
The St. Louis Rowing Club, in conjunction with Washington University Crew and the St. Louis County Parks Department, will host a series of learn to row workshops. These workshops are offered to give the St. Louis community an inexpensive way to get some real rowing experience and find out more about the sport. During each workshop you will:
* Find out about the history of rowing in St. Louis * Learn the benefits of rowing – including building strength, fitness and teamwork * Tour our boathouse and facilities * Get a close look at the equipment used in rowing * Receive instruction on proper rowing technique and form * Use our indoor rowing machines to simulate our workouts and familiarize yourself with correct rowing technique * Learn some terms and phrases associated with rowing * Receive instruction on proper boat and equipment handling * Be part of a crew and take a tour of Creve Coeur Lake in a real rowing shell – experience rowing for yourself!
Remaining 2013 Workshop dates:
Saturday, May 18: 12-2:30 pm or 3-5:30 pm
Saturday, June 8: 12-2:30 pm or 3-5:30 pm
The cost of each workshop is $20 per person. Cash or check made payable to St. Louis Rowing Club will be accepted. You are encouraged to sign up in advance by contacting the St. Louis Rowing Club at: 314-434-8299 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Participation is limited to 12 people per workshop, ages 18 and up only.) For more details, download our Workshop Flyer.
|Summer Learn-to-Row Camps for ages 12-17|
An introduction to rowing for boys and girls ages 12-17. This is a perfect way to give the sport a try and it could lead to big college opportunities!
Proper Rowing Technique
Rowing in Team Boats (eights and fours)
Care of Equipment
SLRC will offer two Junior LTR camp options this Summer. The dates and times are below...
Camp 1: June 24 -28 and July 1- 5, 9:30-11:30 AM
Camp 2*: July 29 - August 2 and August 5 - 9, 9:30-11:30 AM
*Camp 2 is NOT a continuation of Camp 1
Cost: $275/person. This fee also covers most of your membership dues if you choose to join our competitive Junior team in the fall.
Registration and Payment: To register by mail, please download our Registration flyer. To register on line, visit our Dues/Payments page.
For more information, call Head Coach Tim Franck at 314-489-2017 or e-mail TimSLRC@hotmail.com. You may also visit our High School Rowing page and our Parent Information page for more details about our high school rowing program.
|Chuck Cook Does It Again!|
Chuck was the sole representative of the SLRC at the new USRowing Masters Nationals Head Race in Cleveland on September 16. He won the National Championship in the Mens Masters Ltwt G 1x, beating his nearest rival by about 3 minutes. He was delighted to receive his gold medal from Susan Francia, who rowed in the US women's gold medal eight at the London Olympics.
The day prior to the USRowing event, Chuck represented the SLRC in the Head of the Cuyahoga. He won the Mens Masters (G-J) 1x by over a minute in a six-boat field.
Awesome job, Chuck!
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|Junior Rower at International Competition|
SLRC Junior rower BJ Francis (2nd from right) is in Bulgaria practicing for his race as seven seat in the men's 8 for the U.S. National Juniors Team. He'll be racing at the 2012 World Rowing Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria! His first race was Thursday, August 16, at noon (4am St. Louis time), with a repechage scheduled for Friday, August 17 at 11am (3am St. Louis time). Check the results on line as they become available.