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, please email Also please check out our partners: The TC Tritons High School and Middle School rowing programs!

Learn To Row

This 3-hour class is for beginners with no prior rowing experience. Some may say it is the “bucket list” class as you can get exposure to rowing and determine that you would like to take a Novice Sweep class and develop your rowing skills. This class will expose participants to the basics of rowing (land and water) and you will come away knowing terms like: feathering, square blade, foot stretcher and rigger. The only requirement is that you are open to learn a new sport.

May 19Saturday9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 30Saturday9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 4Saturday9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 25Saturday9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

8 – 16 participants
No experience required

Novice Sweep

This is a great class for those who have not rowed in several years AND for participants coming from a Learn to Row class. Each Learn-to- Row class covers the basics of sweep rowing in a eight-person rowing shell and will provide participants with a basic set of rowing skills along with fundamentals of technique in a fun group environment. Upon successful completion of this class, participants can progress to Intermediate Sweep or Novice Scull. Our final class will have all 8 participants rowing together and a fun competition if we have 16 participants.

June 4 – 20Mon/Wed6:00 – 8:00 PM
July 9 – 25Mon/Wed6:00 – 8:00 PM
August 6 – 22Mon/Wed6:00 – 8:00 PM
September 3 – 19Mon/Wed6:00 – 8:00 PM

8 – 16 participants
6 sessions over 3 weeks
Learn to Row or previous experience required.

Novice Scull

Participants will learn the basics for sculling, how to navigate, how to row, embarking on the river and shell stability. Sculling coaches create a safe, fun environment for new scullers. After successful completion of Novice Sculling, chat with your coach about the certification process so that you can row following the TACR “buddy” system.

June 16Saturday9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
July 21Saturday9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
August 18Saturday9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
September 15Saturday9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

4 participants
Novice Sweep or equivalent experience required.

Intermediate Sweep

This class is for participants who want to enjoy rowing that provides a more technical approach at a recreational level. For many recreational rowers, satisfaction is with enjoying the outdoor rowing experience and a nice fitness workout. You can row hard or easy, your choice, but guaranteed that you will have fun. Intermediate sweep rowing also provides a transition to advanced level sweep rowing.

April 24 - June 12Tuesday6:00 - 8:00 PM
June 26 - August 28Tuesday6:00 - 8:00 PM
September 11 - November 3Tuesday6:00 - 8:00 PM

8 – 16 participants
Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions
Novice Sweep or previous experience required.
$100 – $120

Advanced Sweep

This class is for participants who want the “rubber to hit the road” or in rowing terms the blade cutting the water.  Athletes will be pushed to a higher level of performance by focusing on cardio endurance, precise technique, and race preparation. Participants will be time tested on the rowing machine and there will be seat races prior to regatta’s. Rowers compete in various regattas throughout the state and often regionally as well.

April 24 - June 12Thursday6:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday7:00 - 9:00 AM
June 26 - August 28Thursday6:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday7:00 - 9:00 AM
September 11 - November 3Thursday6:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday7:00 - 9:00 AM

8 – 16 participants
Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions
Intermediate Sweep or competitive rowing experience required.
$200 – $250

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.