We are not yet accepting registrations for our 2020 Learn to Row classes.
Currently, we cannot predict when we will be able to offer our rowing classes. Please check back at as soon as the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted to sign up and join us. Hopefully soon!
Learn to Row

Adult men and women (21+):  Are you interested in…


      Getting more fit?

      Making new friends?

      Enjoying the “great outdoors”?

      Learning a new skill?


If you answered YES to any of these, Northern Virginia Rowing Club invites you to LEARN TO ROW with us this summer!


Rowing is a total body, low impact workout that surpasses any other sport. Rowing incorporates the use of your legs (70%), core (20%) and upper body (10%) while providing an aerobic and/or anaerobic workout. Rowing is also ideal cross-training for other sports and activities.


Please note: If you have not been recently active in strenuous sports activities, then we highly recommend consulting a doctor before coming out to row. Rowing is a full-body exercise that includes intense and sustained exertion, as well as the lifting of heavy equipment. (A rower needs to be able to lift 30 lbs overhead then carry that weight at shoulder height when moving large boats to and from the water.)

The Learn to Row (LTR) program is designed to take adults (21 and older) from never having been in a boat to rowing by 8s by the end of the session. No one is too old (members range from their 20's to 60's) and no experience is necessary! Novice coxswains are welcome too.

This is the perfect opportunity to try something new for a few weeks to see if you like it - and if you do (which we know you will!) - you can keep rowing with us, and your new friends, throughout the summer and fall.


The program costs $225 for 9 sessions. Attendance at every session is encouraged—the more you attend, the more you learn! LTR graduates are invited to join our Novice rowing program at the end of the three week session at a prorated cost to further develop your rowing skills, fitness, and friendships through the summer and fall.

Learn to Row 2020 Schedule

  • Monday, May 11, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

  • Thursday, May 14, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

  • Saturday, May 16, 7:30am - 10:30am

  • Monday, May 18, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

  • Thursday, May 21, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

  • Saturday, May 23, 7:30am - 10:30am

  • Tuesday, May 26, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

  • Thursday, May 28, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

  • Saturday, May 30, 7:30am - 10:30am

I want to Learn to Row!

It's summer camp for big kids!

Step 1:  

Safety first! Please watch USRowing's safety video and, since we are a water sport, attest to your ability to swim (swim 100 meters and tread water for five minutes).

Step 2:

Fill out the on-line registration form by clicking the "I want to Learn to Row" link above. Here you will also be asked to confirm that you have watched the safety video and attest to your swimming ability, sign a waiver, and pay. (credit card)

Please note - We are in the process of installing an on-line system that will combine registration, waivers, and payments into one seamless process. We hope to be on-line by the end of March 2020. Please be patient with us!

Step 3: Show up and have fun!

For questions, contact:  Info@row4nvrc.org

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