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Learn to Row

The best ideas begin with the words, “I’ve always wanted to try…”


If you’ve always wanted to try rowing, here is an opportunity to get started! You’ll row with experienced adult coaches and rowers on the Licking River out of our boathouse in Newport, KY, with beautiful views of downtown Cincinnati.


Our Learn to Row program is incremental, with new techniques added at each session. Attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged. 

Lifting requirement: We carry our boats to and from the river for each row. This means you must be able to lift approximately 30 lbs up and over your head and carry that weight on your shoulder.

Swimming ability: Although it is highly unlikely that you will flip a boat in our LTR program, you must be able to swim to participate in any of our rowing classes.

Rowing 101 ~ $75

Prerequisite: Swimming certification & signed waiver

(see registration form)

This 2-day class for absolute beginners teaches basic rowing technique, boat safety, and gets you out on the water in a rowing shell. You’ll be taught by experienced adult instructors who have coached college and masters rowing programs.

To sign up for this course, please fill out and submit the LTR registration form (step 1), then select Rowing 101 on the book online page to complete your payment information (step 2).

Rowing 102 ~ $250

Prerequisite: Rowing 101, or by permission of instructor

Limit: 9 rowers


Think rowing could be your new thing, or getting back into rowing after a long hiatus? Join us for 8 intensive rowing classes that get you started as a competitive or recreational rower. You’ll learn to scull in 4-person boats, spend more time on the water perfecting your stroke, and finish your class with an all-club rowing regatta to show off your skills to friends and family.

Additional LTR programs

Questions? Contact president@cincinnatirowing org

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