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 normally offers three Learn To Row sessions each year. Classes in each session are held for two hours at 10am on Saturday and Sunday for three weekends. Each session begins with classes in quads (4-person boats) and then progresses to doubles (2-person boats) and finally singles (1-person boats). The schedule may be adjusted in response to weather and water conditions. The cost is $150 per person, which includes club membership for the rest of the year. More information about the schedule for our sessions in 2022 will be posted here when the spring season begins.

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.

To sign up for a Learn to Row session, you will need to:

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