Try Rowing with U.P. Rowing!
New and returning members
We have many opportunities for you to row (sweep or scull), whether you are new to rowing, or have previous experience. All our coaches are Level II certified, and equipment is provided for you. All you have to do is provide your own PFD (life jacket). Off-season erg training is also offered in the wintertime. Please contact us if you are interested.
ADULT LEARN TO ROW CLASS (single) $215. Includes first year membership.
ADULT ROWER (Prior rowing experience) $215.
YOUTH (age 13-18 and must have completed 8th grade) $125.
COLLEGE STUDENT ROWER $60 (must have prior rowing experience)
SOCIAL (Non rower) $50.
GUEST ROWERS WELCOME (out-of-town guests must have prior rowing experience)
COXSWAIN (we will train) What the heck is a coxswain? Click here to find out. Training is included with annual dues for anyone who would like to expand their experience.
Adult Learn to Row Program 2023
If you have little, or no rowing experience, our Learn to Row program could be for you. We hope you consider joining us for the Adult Learn to Row class this year.
Rowing is a sport with a dramatic learning curve, so good attendance is essential. We want you to get the most out of the class, and because each session builds upon the last, attendance of 80% or higher is strongly recommended.
Learn to row begins Thursday July 6th and runs for 4 weeks (August 1).
Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00-9:30am OR 5:30-7:00pm at Founders Landing in Marquette (next to the Hampton Inn)
To sign up:
Youth Learn to Row Program 2023
Youth Learn to Row (ages 13-18):
Join us at the Peter White Public Library Community Room (lower level) Tuesday May 2, 2023 6:00-7:30pm. Where interested youth and their parent or guardian can learn more about the program and ask questions during the coach's Q & A session.
We are very proud to be able to offer youth rowing in our community. Rowing is as much an individual sport as it is a team sport. It fosters discipline, teamwork, concentration, and commitment. Many of our youth have gone on to the collegiate level, and one of our former youth rowers has even advanced to represent the U.S. in the 2015 Summer World University Games, Gwangju, South Korea.
Athletes, and non-athletes alike are encouraged to try rowing. It is a great cross-training platform for many sports including basketball, volleyball, and swimming. Additionally, many high-schoolers who have never found the right high-school sport for them, have found their sport in rowing.
If you would like to check out the sport for yourself, please join us at our Informational Meeting at the Peter White Public Library Community Room (lower level) Tuesday May 2, 2023 6:00-7:30pm (with parent or guardian), where you can learn about the program, ask questions, and fulfill the pre-class requirements:
Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm until August 30.
Rowing is a sport with a dramatic learning curve, and we want you to get the most out of the class. Because each session builds upon the last, attendance of 80% or higher is strongly recommended.
Sculling is offered for those who are interested. Sculling is a form of rowing where each person rows with two oars (as opposed to sweep rowing where each person rows with one oar). To qualify for the sculling program, athletes must have at least one year of rowing experience (two years is preferable). Sculling is an excellent way to hone and expand your rowing skills. Heading up the program are Terry Dehring and Mary Ritter. Both are US Rowing Level II certified coaches who will work with you and help you along the way. We offer single (1x), double (2x) and quad (4x+) sculling. We also pursue opportunities to attended regattas for those interested in a competitive level of sculling.
Competitive Rowing Program
The CRP exists for the improvement of technique and fitness for masters rowers with two or more years of experience. US Rowing certified coaches, along with key volunteers, will provide regular training to prepare athletes to compete locally and nationally. Training includes off-season erg training (January-May), and on-water coaching and evaluation (June-October). Athletes will need to pass an erg test, and an on-water technique evaluation with observance from a coach before being considered for the Competitive program.
Rower's Wardrobe: It Ain't Just Stylin’
Let’s face it: Rowers like to look good but their attire is not just a fashion statement. It’s really about function and safety. To avoid hypothermia we wear synthetic materials (which wick moisture away from the skin during exercise) and wool or polar fleece (which are warm even when wet). Cotton, on the other hand, we leave on the beach. Rowers also wear lycra/spandex shorts or pants which are form fitting (so they don’t snag in the wheels under the seat) and allow unrestricted range of motion. Long shirt-tails, baggie shorts, cut-offs, and jeans are considered only après row apparel. Here’s a rower’s wardrobe checklist:
- Baseball cap (with alligator clip tether), headband or ski hat (to keep ears warm in colder weather)
- Sunglasses (with croakie)
- Sunscreen (but wash your hands after application so you don't get it on the oar handles)
- Synthetic t-shirt or tank top
- Synthetic long sleeve base-layer shirt
- Compression shorts or bike shorts (AKA spandex)
- Synthetic knit athletic pants, tights (spandex), or nylon wind pants
- Acrylic, wool, or neoprene socks
- Water shoes
- PFD (a personal flotation device is required)
- Always bring a duffel bag with warm dry clothes
- Leave rings (even wedding bands) at home to alleviate damage to oar handles and hands
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