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Learn to Row Level II Course

An Intermediate Rowing Course on Burnaby Lake in the Greater Vancouver, BC Area
Once you have taken your initial set of rowing lessons through Burnaby Lake Rowing Club's Learn to Row Level I Course you are invited to continue with our Level II Course. This class is a great way to become more familiar with rowing while being in a group environment with other people who want to stay active through the sport of rowing. You may also take this course if you learned how to row at a different club house or if you're coming back to rowing after taking a break. Once you are proficient in rowing and can safely row by yourself you will be invited to join our Junior or Adult Masters Rowing Program.

Time Frame

Our Learn to Row class runs over the course of 3 consecutive weeks, with two 90-minute sessions per week. If a class is postponed due to inclement weather, the make-up class will be scheduled on the next available class day.

Cost Per Person

$413.25/ $360 *This includes the fee of $53.25 to our governing bodies ($25.75 RBC, $27.5 RCA) that you pay once annually, after that they are waved until the next year. If you have already paid this fee for LTR I, then the price for this class is $360. 

Sign Up Now for July Classes

July Classes: Six 90-minute sessions twice a week

Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:30 PM.  Dates are: July 9, 11, 16, 23, 25, 30 (4 spots remaining)

Sign Up Now for August Classes

August Classes: Six 90-minute sessions twice a week

Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:30 PM.  The dates are: August 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 (4 spots remaining)

Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-1:30 PM.  The dates are: August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 (4 spots remaining)

Why We Created our Learn to Row Level II Course
Burnaby Lake Rowing Club offers Learn to Row Classes on a monthly basis to ensure that people can try rowing and have access to sculling rowing in the Lower Mainland. During our Learn to Row Level I Course you will learn how to scull, a type of rowing that is done in smaller boats, with one oar in each hand. This course is intended to give you an introduction to rowing to see if you like it. Most people fall in love with the sport and want to keep learning more and more about rowing, so we decided to create a follow-up course to give people the opportunity to continue to learn in a group environment. We also created this course because we find that the average adult needs a minimum of 10-14 rowing lessons to feel comfortable and competent in a rowing boat. With this course you're able to keep progressing in the sport so that you can eventually join our Masters Team. 

You’ll take the rowing class with up to 8 other people who have already learned how to row and you’ll learn all of the more intermediate fundamentals so that you can progress toward rowing on your own and with other members. Once you complete this course you have the option of continuing with private lessons, taking our Learn to Row III Course or joining as a member if your coach gives you the approval. 

Swimming Requirements

Rowing is a sport that can be done year round in Vancouver. It is a unique sport and will give you the opportunity to spend more time outside and on the water. We do ask participants if they can swim, but you don’t need to be an expert swimmer to participate in rowing. You simply need to have the ability to swim at least 50 meters and you’ll need to be able to tread water for at least 5 minutes. All rowers always have the option of wearing a Personal Flotation Device, also known as a life jacket, and those who are not strong swimmers might be asked to wear a PDF for their own safety. 

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