BARC offers two different types of classes in Spring-Summer for first-time rowers.
BARC’s TIYLI is perfect for those wanting to get a taste of rowing. During your session, you will progress through various stations to offer you the full rowing experience.
Cost: $25 per person
Time: Two (2) hours on a Saturday morning. Students should plan to attend from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Availability: 8 students per session
The second type of rowing class that BARC offers is our four-session Rowing Course. This class is offered for individuals who plan to continue rowing at BARC following the course.
Students are required to attend all four sessions, with no planned absences. Upon successful graduation from the Rowing Course, you are entitled to a free one-month trial membership to the club.
Cost: $100 per person
All classes will run through two consecutive weekends, Saturday and Sunday. Classes start promptly at 8:00 am.
SPECIAL NOTICE: Our learn to row classes are currently suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will resume registrations once social distancing recommendations are lifted and we are comfortable resuming our training schedule. If you'd like to be on our training notification list, contact our Class Coordinator. We will contact you once our training program resumes.
Availability: 6 students per class
Both our 'Try It, You'll Like It' and rowing course classes are strenuous activities, requiring flexibility and agility on part of the student. At a minimum, we expect a student to:
Reservations are required for all TIYLI and rowing course classes. Please complete the "Sign Me Up, Coach!" form to let our Class Coordinator know of your interest. You will be contacted shortly to confirm your reservation for the class of your choice. Once your reservation is confirmed,
When all of the above is complete, you will have a confirmed seat in your class.
BARC requires a "Check Out" for all experienced rowers before joining the club. Please see our join page for more information.
BARC is an all-volunteer club, so member availability to teach private lessons is limited. For information on availability and instructor fees for private lessons, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your reservation is confirmed for private lessons, please download and familiarize yourself with our BARC Private Rowing Lesson checklist prior to your lesson.
The best clothing for rowing is bike shorts and a t-shirt. In the winter, layers are helpful as you will warm up once you start rowing. Avoid bulky clothing.
Yes! At some point, you will fall into the water – it happens to everyone. In addition, a certain degree of flexibility and agility is required as learning to row is a strenuous activity. Please see our Flexibility & Agility guidelines, above.
Mud Lake (also known as Lake Pasadena) in Clear Lake, Texas; please see our map here.
Whether you are brand new to rowing or an experienced rower, we have links to rowing improvement resources on our links page, here.
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