Fall 2022

Green Lake Adult Crew is offering Rowing 1 (Learn to Row), Rowing 2 (novice), Rowing 3 (experienced) and Rowing 4 (competitive) this season. Check the schedules and sign up for these classes using the buttons below. 


All Adult Rowing


Erg Conditioning


Learn to Row


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Green Lake Adult Crew (GLAC) invites participants of all skill levels to join our rowing team. Novice participants progress from Learn-to-Row, to Developmental Rowing, then to Continuing Rowing and – if desired – Competitive Rowing. Experienced rowers can join the Continuing Rowing and/or Competitive Rowing classes. Read about each rowing class, below; you may also review flyers that list our Beginning and Advanced classes.

Ten-session open row punch cards can be purchased through the office staff for those who choose to “drop-in” to classes. Punch cards are intended for those who cannot commit to the typical class schedules. It is strongly recommended that those who row regularly register for classes rather than use punch cards as it is more cost effective and allows the office to better predict class size and coaching needs. Participants registered for classes will have boating priority over punch card participants. Please contact Tami in the office at tamara.oki@seattle.gov or 206-684-4074.

For questions, contact the Green Lake Small Craft Center.

Learn-to-Row (R1)
Novice (R2) and Experienced (R3) Rowing
Competitive Rowing (R4)
Erg Conditioning
Learn-to-Row (R1)

Learn-to-Row A (R1A)

Adults new to rowing can take our Learn to Row class (R1A), which teaches the fundamentals of rowing.

This class covers the basics of the rowing stroke, rowing terms, boat handling, equipment care, and water safety. Participants begin by learning the basics of the rowing stroke on ergometers (indoor rowing machines) and in docked boats, then quickly progress to rowing in sweep (one oar per person) racing shells. Depending on class size, students may also be introduced to sculling (two oars per person). Satisfactory completion of this class qualifies participants for the second Learn-to-Row class (R1B) or Novice Rowing (R2).

Learn-to-row classes meet ten times for two hours each, for a total of 20 hours of instruction. We row rain or shine, so come prepared.

Class registration is required for these sessions; click the class number to go directly to the registration page.

Days Start Time – End Time Start Date End Date Class #  
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30am – 7:30am July 26 Aug 25 48931  
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am – 1:00pm Sep 10 Oct 2 51086  
           
           
           

Learn-to-Row B (R1B)

This second learn-to-row course uses your previous rowing experience (Learn to Row 1A or equivalent from another rowing center required) to further develop your rowing skills. Taught in a team format, this class will include more time on the water building your foundation of skill and fitness. You will continue to refine your sweep and sculling technique while gaining exposure to the coxswain position and other various roles within a boat.

Days Start Time – End Time Start Date End Date Class #  
Tuesday & Thursday 6:30pm – 8:30pm Aug 9 Sep 1 48937  
  5:30am – 7:30am July 26 Aug 25 48932  
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am – 1:00pm July 23 Aug 21 48935  
  11:00am – 1:00pm Sep 10 Oct 2 51087  
           

*Participants must complete and submit a signed Float Test in order to row. A Risk & Release form can be signed prior to, or on, the first day of class

Novice (R2) and Experienced (R3) Rowing

Novice and Experienced rowers practice at the same times and register for the same classes.

Novice Rowing (R2)

Participation in Novice Rowing (R2) requires completion of Learn-to-Row (R1) or equivalent rowing experience and coaches’ approval. The focus of this class is skill development, with special attention to building participants’ sweeping, sculling, and coxing skills.

Experienced Rowing (R3)

Participants must have developed their sweeping and sculling skills to the point at which rowing and setting the boat comes intuitively. This usually requires 2 years of rowing experience and coaches’ approval.

This class has a dual focus of fitness and technique. Many participants compete throughout the year.

Participants practice together on 9-11am Saturday and Sunday, year-round, 9-11am Tuesday and Thursday, year-round (with a break in July), and/or 6:45-8:45pm Tuesday and Thursday in the late spring and summer.

Class registration is encouraged for participation in these sessions; participants using an open row “punch card” will be boated last.

Days Start Time – End Time Start Date End Date Class #  
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 11:00am July 30 Aug 28 48941  
Saturday Only 9:00am – 11:00am Sep 10 Oct 1 50957  
Sunday Only 9:00am – 11:00am Sep 11 Sep 25 50950  
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am – 11:00am Aug 9 Sep 1 48942 R3  
    Sep 6 Sep 29 51013 R3  
Tuesday & Thursday 6:30pm – 8:30pm Aug 2 Aug 25 50810  
           
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30am – 7:30am July 26 Aug 25 48939  
           
           
           

All participants must have current Float Test and Risk & Release forms on file, as well as a USRowing membership. Instructions for obtaining a membership are here.

Competitive Rowing (R4)

Competitive Rowing (R4)

Participation in Competitive Rowing (R4) requires past participation in Experienced Rowing (R3) or equivalent experience; participants must have coach approval before registering. Athletes must be able to perform the basic stroke in sweep and sculling, demonstrate proper boat handling, boat safety and coxing. This program is designed for the rower who wants to race, or the rower who wants to train alongside the racers. The expectations and goals are self-driven, but the program develops the rower for success; physically and mentally.

The focus of this class is competition. In addition to local and regional regattas, Competitive Rowing participants compete at different regattas across the country, such as Head of the Charles in Boston, MA.

Competitive Rowing participants practice together 5:30-7:30am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (and 9-11am Saturday) February through November. Supplemental erg/land conditioning classes may take place in the off-season (November-February). Note: Seattle Parks & Recreation policy prohibits novice participants from rowing before sunrise. This effectively limits novice participation to the months May, June, and July.

A commitment to regular attendance is required, so class registration is expected for participation in these sessions; participants using an open row “punch card” may not be boated.

Days Start Time – End Time Start Date End Date Class #  
M,W,F,Sat 5:30am – 7:30am M,W,F

9:00am – 11:00am Sat

Aug 8 Aug 27  48958  
M,W,F 5:30am – 7:30am Sep 7 Sep 30 50850  
           
           
           

All participants must have current Float Test and Risk & Release forms on file, as well as a USRowing membership. Instructions for obtaining a membership are here.

Erg Conditioning

Erg Conditioning

Participation in erg conditioning classes is open to all adults, but completion of a Learn-to-Row class is strongly encouraged. These are on-land conditioning classes primarily consisting of indoor rowing on ergometers (ergs).

The focus of this class is improving fitness and form for on-water rowing. Coaches may also incorporate other land-based exercises.

Class registration is encouraged for participation. Drop-in fitness “punch cards” are available from the GLSCC office for occasional attendance.

Days Start Time – End Time Start Date End Date Class #  
Tuesday & Thursday 7:00pm – 8:30pm Sep 13 Sep 29 51102  
    Oct 4 Oct 27 51098  
    Nov 1 Nov 22 51097  
           
           

Click here to register for an upcoming Erg Conditioning class.

All participants must have a current Risk & Release form on file.