Learn to Row

 Paul Coomes

No Experience Necessary!!
Penn AC recognizes that many people in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities drive by Boathouse Row and the Schuylkill River on a consistent basis and see the rowing shells on the water and think to themselves, “I would love to try that”. Penn AC’s Learn-to-Row (LTR) classes are open to the public, help to open the doors to Boathouse Row and are designed for those who have always wanted to try rowing to give it a try. You do not need to be a member of the Club to register for and participate in the classes. Again, no experience is necessary!

LTR at Penn AC is designed to teach those with no rowing experience the basics of the sport. The classes will focus on teaching proper boat handling, the basics of rowing / sculling, and boathouse etiquette. While all of our classes are geared toward beginners, if after trying one of our LTR classes you are excited to continue learning to row at Penn AC, please let us know and we can work to setup additional classes during later sessions to accommodate you and others like you.

Eligible Participants
All Learn to Row participants must complete a waiver and release of liability prior to starting the Learn to Row program, and are able to swim.

Class Tuition
$325 – due at time of registration.Note: if your class does not fill in a way which will permit it to run, you may be asked if you are flexible and can change your registration to a different class tim. A full refund will be given if a class you have registered for does not run and you are unable to move to a different class time.

Applications close the day before the start of each class in each session.

Those who wish to apply for a Learn-to-Row class must register at RegattaCentral. If you are new to this service, you will need to first setup a new account (free of charge) before applying.