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Learn to Row

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It’s never too late to start. Learn to Row with correct form and technique from a master athlete. Indoor rowing offers a whole-body, low-impact workout that enhances balance and coordination in addition to training strength, stamina, power, and mental focus. However, nothing about the rowing stroke is intuitive! Learning the correct technique under the guidance of an experienced coach not only prevents injury but maximizes the many benefits of this unique form of exercise. Choose between Level 1, Level 2, JCC Crew or Private Lessons.

Learn to Row - Level 1

Designed for adult participants (18+) with modest physical fitness and no previous experience in rowing who wish to learn the fundamentals of the sport.

Mondays, March 26 - April 30, 2018
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursdays, March 29 - May 10, 2018 
10:00 - 11:00 am

 Members: $144, General: $180 (prices are per session)

Learn to Row - Level 2

Prerequisite: LTR 1. Here you will acquire the full body workout, techniques and skills necessary to transition to our Recreational program: JCC Crew.

Mondays, February 26 - April 9, 2018,
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Mondays, May 7 - June 18, 2018
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursdays, May 17 - June 21, 2018 
10:00 - 11:00 am
Members: $144, General: $180 (prices are per session)

JCC Crew

Prerequisite: LTR Level 1 and 2. This course is ideal for graduates of LTR 1 and 2 or former competitive rowers who have had a long absence from the sport and want to refresh their skills in a group environment. Ideal for those who are interested in rowing on the water and join a recreational/sport league in the future.

Tuesdays, January 9 - March 20, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, April 3 - June 19, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Fee: $150

To register, please contact the Info Desk: (416) 924-6211 x0
For more detailed information please contact the program manager, Jooli Park: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (416) 924-6211 x574

Private lessons

Looking to build on your new skills from Learn-to-Row? Coming back to the sport after a hiatus? Experienced and looking to take your rowing to the next level? One-on-One rowing program (three 1hr private lessons) is tailored to fit your experience level and goals. 15 minute consultation is available on request.

Package of 3 one hour private lesson, $240 / $285 plus HST & 3% CIF
For private lessons please contact the program manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (416) 924-6211 x574


About your facilitator:
Jeanette Herrle discovered rowing as an adult, when a group of Queen’s University English Dept faculty decided it would be fun to do a Learn to Row in 2002 at the Kingston Rowing Club, and muddled their way through under the tutelage of future Olympian Morgan Jarvis. Having competed with a modicum of success as a Masters athlete for the past decade, first as a cox and then as a rower, she went to Hanlan Boat Club in 2006 and fell in love with its rustic charm and endless expanse of water. With nearly twenty years of academic teaching experience at the secondary and postsecondary levels, she has come to love coaching and introducing people of all ages to rowing. Jeanette is excited to be able to share with the JCC community that feeling of achievement which comes when you give it ALL, as this beautiful, intense sport demands.

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