Adult (Masters) Rowing
Rowing (crew) will help you get into or maintain top physical condition. The Dayton Boat Club adult rowing program is a great way to meet other men and women (ages 21 and up) who enjoy teamwork and a challenging workout. Check out our accomplishments.
Erging: We begin by teaching you how to row on indoor rowing machines known as ergometers, or "ergs" for short. This teaches the basics of the rowing stroke and provides a no-impact, full-body workout.
Sweep rowing: This is rowing in a four- or eight-seat boat with one oar per person. The competitive team practices four times a week and races in several regattas in the summer and fall.
Learn-to-row courses: For those who have not rowed before, the club offers a learn-to-row course followed by a season on the novice team to build proficiency, strength, endurance and confidence. During or after the novice season, a rower may, at a coach's discretion, move to the competitive masters team. Registration and further information available here.
Those who have previous rowing experience and wish to join the competitive masters team should make arrangements to attend a masters practice. After an assessment by a head coach, a rower may either remain with the masters team or spend a period of time with the novice team developing power and technique before joining the competitive group.
Video: DBC Adult Rowing 2016 Year in Review
Masters practice 4 times a week all year round:
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