Discover Rowing Program
New to rowing, but hesitant to commit. Discover Rowing is a 3 day introduction to rowing to learn more about our program and Juniors Team.
Discover Rowing Sessions
Session 1: Mar 6, 7, 10
Session 2: Apr 3, 4, 6
Wed/Thurs: 5:30-7pSat: 9-10:30a
Session are dependent on weather and can be held outdoor or indoor. Updates to sessions will be communicated to registered rowers. Sweeps & Sculls Boatyard at Port Barrington Marina1317 Behan Rd.Crystal Lake Sweeps & Sculls Indoor Rowing Center4410 Rt. 176 Unit #14Crystal Lake
Sweeps & Sculls Offers Opportunities for 5th through 12th Graders to Discover Rowing Throught the Year!
Fifth through 12th graders interested in learning more about rowing have multiple opportunities to Discover Rowing throughout the year.
Our Discover Rowing Classes offer a 3 session introduction to the sport of rowing for middle school and high school students throughout the year. No prior experience is necessary. We’ll teach you everything you need to know!
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Learn the basics of rowing
- Learn about and try two different types of rowing (sweep rowing and sculling)
- Get hands on experience with rowing equipment, including boats, oars, and rowing machines and how to properly handle the equipment
- Experience some rowing training including fitness training and mobility for rowing
- Review water safety basics
The first session is a rowing orientation that will give you an overview of the sport, equipment, and our facilites. The second and third sessions focus on getting some hands-on experience!
If you would like to continue rowing after you complete the program, you have opportunites to join our Beginner Team.
Discover Rowing Summer Camp
Sweeps & Sculls also offers a more comprehensive summer camp the first week in August each year. Click here to learn more about our Discover Rowing Camp >>
Attend A Practice!
Before you sign up for our Discover Rowing Program you are more than welcome to attend a practice with no obligation! Come on out and see firsthand what rowing is all about!
When Are Practices…
- Mon-Thurs from 5:30-7p
- Sat from 9-10:30a
We practice from September to May each year. Practices are on the water in Sept/Oct and Apr/May and indoors from Dec-March.
Parents are more than welcome to attend as well. During our on-water seasons (Sept/Oct and April/May) you can ride along with one of the coaches. During our winter season (Dec-March), parents are welcome to observe while potential rowers are encouraged to jump in with the team.
We do ask that you pre-register to attend a practice. A coach will contact you to schedule a date.