Our programs introduce beginners to the sport of rowing, while providing regular training opportunities to intermediate and advanced rowers. In partnership with NMC, TACR also provides indoor instruction and training during fall and winter. Outdoor rowing programs are taught on Boardman Lake, with participants assembling at Hull Park Launch. All ages and fitness levels are welcome (14 and older recommended) with hardship rates available. For additional information or to sign up for a program, please email

Novice Sweep

Instruction starts on land with Concept 2 rowing machines and quickly progresses to sweep rowing in an “eight”. In sweep rowing, each rower uses one oar and is paired with another rower of the opposite side. Participants often develop many new friendships while learning to work as a “crew”, with the final class adjourning to the Filling Station to discuss the finer “pints” of rowing.

June 5 – 25Mon/Wed6:00 – 8:00 PM
July 3 – 28Mon/Wed6:00 – 8:00 PM
August 7 – 30Mon/Wed6:00 – 8:00 PM

8 sessions over 4 weeks
No experience required

Novice Scull

Sculling is done with two oars and allows for greater independence as it provides the opportunity to row on your own. Participants will learn the sculling rowing stroke and how to safely maneuver sculling equipment unassisted both on land and in the water.

September 23Saturday8:30 AM - Noon and 1 - 3 PM
October 14Saturday8:30 AM - Noon and 1 - 3 PM

2 sessions over one day (breaking for lunch).
Novice Sweep or equivalent experience required.

Masters Sweep

From the experienced “stroke” to recent Novice Sweep graduates, this program progresses each rower’s skills to the next level, while providing a solid fitness routine. Classes take place in the “eights” and consist of regular technical critique and drills. Boat assignments are fluid with similar levels grouped together. Prospective rowers are welcome to try it out first, and can reserve a seat/oar by emailing

May 8 - December 1Tue/Thu6:00 - 8:00 PM

2 sessions per week.
Novice Sweep or equivalent experience required.
$350 for the season.
Please email for prorated rates.

Winter Training

In partnership with NMC, TACR offers indoor training in the fall and winter. Participants are coached on Concept 2 rowing machines. Whether competitive or recreational, and regardless of the sport or current fitness level, winter training provides a great workout routine. Check back in October for the schedule.