Learn to Row

It’s a great art, is rowing. It’s the finest art there is. It’s a symphony of motion. And when you’re rowing well, why it’s nearing perfection. And when you reach perfection you’re touching the divine. It touches the you of you’s, which is your soul.
–George Pocock

Welcome to Swan Creek Rowing Club and our Learn To Row Page!

Perhaps your first exposure to rowing was watching the Olympics or seeing the sight of a solitary sculler at dawn. Either way, there’s something breathtaking and inspiring about the purity of rowing. Gliding across the water on your own power, with a crew of mates or by yourself — there’s nothing quite like it.

Rowing encompasses so many benefits — fitness, socializing, recreation, and competition — all while being environmentally friendly. And guess what — it’s never too late to start.  SCRC has members, men and women from all walks of life, who have just taken up the sport, as well as master rowers in their 20s through 70’s who have been rowing their entire adult lives.

Whatever your reason for wanting to row, Swan Creek Rowing Club’s popular Learn to Row (LTR) program is the starting point for anyone interested in the sport. Participants are taught all the fundamentals of the stroke, and are introduced to the basic skill set used to coordinate movements within the boat. Emphasis is on learning in a fun, pressure-free environment and SCRC offers two ways of going from dry land to water, depending on your interests, time and comfort levels.

You can register for one of our three LTR group clinics or you can go through LTR private instruction.  Whatever method you decide best fits your needs,  you’ll be provided with an exceptional opportunity to gain exposure to this growing sport as well as meet good friends and enjoy teamwork while rowing on a serene section of the Delaware River, directly between the two quaint towns of Lambertville and New Hope.

For those who are looking to meet new friends, row in a team boat (with either two, four or eight people per boat), or have concerns about boat stability, the LTR group clinic may be your best option.  We offer both sculling clinics (two oars per rower) and sweep rowing instruction (one oar per rower).

If you are a more adventurous sort, can see yourself as being that lone sculler on the river, or have time constraints that limit your availability to coordinate a schedule with other rowers, then the LTR individualized lessons may be the best route for you.

Either choice, you can feel confident in knowing you’ll have discovered a great new sport;a sport that you can enjoy for the rest of your life.  Let us help you experience the art of rowing.

Other things to know:  Swimming ability is required. Rowing attire is close-fitting shorts or pants and t-shirt; additional layers depending on weather; and gym shoes (for land sessions) and water sandals and socks (for water sessions).  No rowing experience is required, but participants must be 18 or older.

For information regarding this years Learn To Row clinics, please contact us. If you are under 18 years old and/or not in your senior year, then please go to our youth LTR page.

Thank you for your interest in the Swan Creek Rowing Club!  We hope you’ll join us.

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