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Learn to Row

Winter Conditioning

Over the winter, ACR offers the opportunity for novice rowers and those new to rowing the Concept II ergometer to be introduced to rowing technique and proper form on the erg.  The Novice Erg Clinic is an 8 week, 16-session clinic designed to help rowers learn good technique and build experience with indoor rowing workouts.  More information is available on the Programs page.

National Learn to Row Day

Each year on the first Saturday of June, ACR, West Potomac, and Alexandria Crew Boosters host a National Learn to Row Day event from 9 a.m. and noon.  All are welcome to stop by to tour the boathouse, learn the basics of the rowing stroke on the erg, head out on the water, and learn more about ACR's rowing programs.   

Novice Sweep and Novice Sculling

ACR offers beginning sculling (two oars) and sweep (1 oar) rowing classes for adults in the summer.  Details are available under Novice Sweep and Novice Sculling on the Programs page.  Answers to commonly asked questions are available on our Learn to Row FAQ page.