Adult Rowing Lessons & Programs
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Advanced/Racing: Open to those ready to commit to training in order to race the three local races in the Spring (HoT, BLAST, and TX Rowing Championships). Sweep or scull. Fee does NOT include your racing fees. Please speak with Coach Binkowski before enrolling. I am open to you forming your own boats, but I can certainly help in your decision making process. There’s no reason you have to just scull or just sweep row, as it’s easy enough to form big boats on rough and windy mornings and scull in singles and doubles on calm days. Keep in mind basic things like it’s hard to form a Men’s 8+ if only three Men sign up, the Club only has one mid-weight “racing” single, etc. etc. If a large enough group signs up then I will grab one of the other Club Coaches to assist. You need to be a member of the Club to enroll in this class.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 6:00am-7:30am Coach: Alex Binkowski
Starts Feb. 19 – Ends April 28 Cost is $150 Sign Up
Sweep Rowing: Come down and let’s go out in an eight, a four with, or a pair. Open to any member that knows how to scull or sweep. We can teach you how to row sweep if you already know how to scull and we can get you back in shape for that alumni eight at the Head of the Charles. All boats will be a mish mash of genders and abilities and all will need to take turns being the coxswain. Please keep in mind that based on enrollment and attendance at times some people may have to take turns or take out other small boats.
Thursday and Saturday 6:00am-7:30am Open Enrollment Coach: Katie Egan Sign Up
Starts May 25 – Ends June 29 Cost is $75Intermediate/Advanced: Open to rowers and scullers that are already comfortable rowing in big and small boats, including a single but want regular coaching. If you have never raced before but are thinking about giving it a go later this summer then this is the place for you. We will attend the race in OKC the end of June. But you do not have to want to race to join the course as we don’t all have to want to race to enjoy the Sport. If you are having doubts because you are not comfortable sculling in a single, please speak with me and we can discuss it. My main intention is that you be proficient enough to keep up with the rest of the group and I didn’t want someone who just completed the Beginner course enrolling…so if for instance you know you want to go out in a double with your partner or a quad with a group of people then it is not an issue. We will certainly form boats based on who enrolls and daily weather conditions too. You need to be a member of the Club to enroll in this class.
Monday-Wednesday- Friday 6:00am-7:30am Max Enrollment: 16 Coach: Alex Binkowski
Starts May 20 – Ends July 19, Off Memorial Day and week of July 4th Cost is $150 Sign Up
Intermediate Sculling: Open to those who have just finished or recently finished the Beginning course and wish to continue. Will start out rowing in quads and move to doubles, and possibly singles. Open to members and non-members. Upon completion of the Beginning Sculling class, those joining the White Rock Boathouse as annual members may register for this class at no charge.
Max Enrollment: 12 Coach: Katie Egan, Katie O’Brien
Session II starts April 2 - ends May 9 - Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am
Session III starts May 14 – Ends June 11 - Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 6:00am - 7:30am
Session IV starts June 13 - Ends July 16 - Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 6:00am - 7:30am
Cost is $150, free for club members Sign Up
Beginning Sculling: Open to people who have never sculled before. No experience necessary. Start from scratch and learn the basics of sculling. Intended for non-members. Upon completion of this class, those joining the White Rock Boathouse as annual members may register for the Intermediate class at no charge.
Max Enrollment:12 Coach: Alex Binkowski, Sam Leake, Katie Egan, Katie O’Brien
Session II starts April 1 - ends May 8 - Monday and Wednesday 9:00am
Session III starts May 13 - ends June 7 - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6:00am - 7:30am
Session IV starts June 10 - ends July 12, with July 1-7 off - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6:00am - 7:30am
Cost is $125 Sign Up
Indoor Rowing: White Rock Boathouse is offering fun and challenging land workouts that combine a unique blend of indoor rowing and full body functional movements and exercises. In our group classes you will burn body fat, build lean muscle, develop better posture and core strength, and increase your flexibility and endurance by engaging in low impact, full body functional movements. The classes are designed for people of all fitness levels, from beginner to advanced.
- Indoor Rowing/Fitness I: Monday and Wednesday 6am-7am Starts Monday April 22nd and Ends Wednesday May 29th. Cost is $125 Minimum of 4 people Maximum of 20 Sign Up
- Indoor Rowing/Fitness II: Tuesday and Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm Starts Tuesday April 23rd and Ends Thurdsay May 30th. Cost is $125 Minimum of 4 people Maximum of 20 Sign Up
Club Coaching: Open to any Club member that just wants to have a coach take a look and offer some feedback. Not intended for those already enrolled in any other coached class. Please contact Coach Egan and Coach O’Brien before Saturday morning so we can staff the session appropriately.
Saturdays 7:00-8:00am Coach: Katie Egan, Katie O’Brien
Starts Feb.23 – Ends April 20 Sign Up
For those unable to take a scheduled class, private, one-on-one lessons may be scheduled with one of our expert rowing instructors. One does not need to be a White Rock Boathouse member and this is a great way to give sculling a try.
Lessons are $60 a session and may be registered for and purchased at regattacentral.com. Go to “Clubs” scroll down to White Rock Boathouse.
Please email Coach Binkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org and give him a few dates and times that you will be available for a lesson. He will assign an instructor who will contact you to confirm.