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 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 Brian White, GDRA’s Adult Learn to Row Director, at 937-602-4081 or ltrdirector@daytonrowing.org.


Greater Dayton Rowing Association offers Learn to Row classes each year. Classes in each session are held for two hours at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday. 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 $190 per person for eight classes, which includes club membership for the rest of the year. Sessions normally are held in June and July. GDRA also offers as-arranged sessions upon request.

The Learn-to-Row schedule for the 2024 season is as follows:

June Session
Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9 10AM – Noon
Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16 10AM – Noon
Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23 10AM – Noon
Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30 10AM – Noon

July Session
Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14 10AM – Noon
Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21 10AM – Noon
Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28 10AM – Noon
Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4 10AM – Noon

As Arranged
If neither of these sessions is convenient for you, contact Brian White, GDRA’s Adult Learn to Row Director at 937-602-4081 or ltrdirector@daytonrowing.org and arrange a time that works with your schedule.

Sign up for Learn-to-Row classes at Regatta Central.

Questions? Contact Brian White, GDRA’s Adult Learn to Row Director, at 937-602-4081 or send an email to ltrdirector@daytonrowing.org.

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