The Learn-to-Row program is 6 months long and includes a one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) intensive called LTR Weekend followed by 6-months of practice rows. The $200 fee covers only the weekend intensive and following 1 week of rowing. This event typically sells out within a couple of minutes of registration opening. We ask that only those that are willing to commit to the entire program apply.
The LTR program begins with an orientation weekend intensive, held from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Attendance both days is MANDATORY. Please do not apply if you are unsure that you can be there for the entire weekend session. Orientation culminates with a fun club-wide barbecue that allows new rowers to meet club members.
What can you expect on LTR weekend?
You will learn fundamentals of rowing, boat-handling skills and safety. Rowing technique is practiced first on the ergometer (rowing machine) and then you will actually get into a boat and ROW on the water! Despite how easy rowing may appear, this sport is highly technical, taking many years to master. There is so much to learn including the language of rowing, stroke sequence, balancing the boat (setting), and technical detail. You should be willing to work on technique for the first month or two of rowing. The intense cardio workout will come after that. If you are looking only for cardio you may want to consider sticking with rowing machines (ergs).
What should I wear/bring?
To participate in the LTR program, individuals are required to:
What is the cost of the Learn To Row orientation?
The LTR weekend is $200 per rower, which includes the orientation weekend and two free rows the following week. Payment is required at the time of registration and is non-refundable.
What is the cost of continuing in the LTR program?
After orientation, LTR rowers, like all other LARC members, pay $120 per quarter.
What does rowing look like?
How do I prepare for participating in the Learn-to-Row Program?
Have you ever been on a rowing machine (erg) in a gym or have you taken a rowing class? If not, we encourage you to try the erg (land rowing) before the Learn To Row weekend. Most fitness centers have ergs available as part of their workout equipment. You can also go to iROW Fitness Studio in Los Angeles and rent time on equipment without having a membership. Here’s an example of good technique on the erg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ82RYIFLN8