Learn to Row

Our Learn to Row program is perfect for individuals with no previous rowing experience. We provide a safe and friendly environment to learn the basics of rowing. Classes are coached by experienced rowers. Every summer, classes are scheduled for three-week sessions during May, June, and July at the Greater Dayton Rowing Association Boathouse, on Island MetroPark at 104 East Helena Street, Dayton, Ohio. To reserve your spot and learn more about GDRA’s program, contact ltrdirector@daytonrowing.org.


Greater Dayton Rowing Association invites you to sign up for one of our Learn To Row sessions this summer. Classes will be taught in quads (4-person boats) and progress to doubles (2-person boats) and finally singles (1-person boats).

Learn to Row Session I is scheduled for six classes meeting for 2 hours at 10am on Saturday and Sunday for three weekends: May 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16.
Learn to Row Session II is June 12 & 13, June 19 & 20, June 26 & 27.
Learn to Row Session III is July 10 & 11, July 17 & 18, July 24 & 25.
The schedule may be adjusted in response to weather and water conditions. The cost will be $150 per person which includes club membership for the rest of the year.

GDRA will be following all State of Ohio COVID-19 protocols as well as our current club protocols for team boats. All instructors and fellow students will be fully vaccinated or have documented natural immunity.

How to Sign Up:

1) Email a copy of your vaccination card or positive PCR test (which counts as immune for 90 days after a PCR test and quarantine) to covid19@daytonrowing.org. No private information from your vaccination card will be distributed. We will not distribute any personal information other than the fact that you have been vaccinated or have natural immunity.

2) To reserve your spot and get more information, contact ltrdirector@daytonrowing.org.

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Download the Learn-to-Row Brochure