The Dayton Boat Club masters (adult) rowing program holds its 3-session learn-to-row programs in late spring and early fall. Check back in March for dates or contact the program coordinator.
An indoor "learn-to-erg" course takes place each winter as well. Information here (fee $50 per person).
Fee for the on-water course is $100 per person. Prior to rowing on water, participants learn safety, boat handling, and the proper stroke technique, starting on a rowing machine, also called an "erg" (short for ergometer). Participants are on the water rowing with teammates by day 2.
The learn-to-row class is held at the Dayton Boat Club boathouse in the 3200 block of East River Road in Moraine, just south of the Mandalay Banquet Center and Orbit Crane.
Participants should wear comfortable but not loose-fitting clothes. Bring a water bottle, a small towel, and a pair of socks to wear in the boat. Those who wish to join the club's novice rowing program after the course will have their learn-to-row fees deducted from the season's dues. (Novice dues are $250 per season without the discount.)
To register, fill out the form below and hit “Submit.” Then, pay the fee. To do this, go to the Adult program fees page and select “Learn to row.” Note: Seats are limited; payment is required in advance. Fee is non-refundable unless registrations exceed capacity.