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.
For questions, contact Nick Fradkin, Masters Rowing Coordinator, at email@example.com.
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 Developmental Rowing (1B).
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. All 2020 classes are listed by class days and times, below.
|Days||Start Time – End Time||Start Date||End Date||Class #||Status|
|Saturday & Sunday||11:00am – 1:00pm||March 15||April 18||30996||CANCELED (COVID-19)|
|April 19||May 23||35317||CANCELED (COVID-19)|
|June 21||August 2||35318||CANCELED (COVID-19)|
|August 9||September 13||35615||Undetermined|
|Monday & Wednesday||6:45pm – 8:45pm||April 20||May 20||34174||CANCELED (COVID-19)|
|June 1||July 1||34175||CANCELED (COVID-19)|
|July 13||August 12||35614||Undetermined|
|Tuesday & Thursday||5:30am – 7:30am||April 28||May 28||34176||CANCELED (COVID-19)|
|June 2||July 2||35315||CANCELED (COVID-19)|
Developmental Rowing (Learn-to-Row 1B)
Completion of Learn-to-Row (1A) qualifies participants for Developmental Rowing (Learn-to-Row 1B).
The focus of this class is skill development, with special attention to building participants’ sculling and coxing skills. These classes run at the same times as Learn-to-Row (1A) classes to enable a smooth transition from one class to the other. Participants are encouraged – and, in many cases, will be asked – to repeat this class before registering for Continuing Rowing.
Class registration is required for these sessions.
Click here to register for an upcoming Developmental Rowing class (note: the registration site lists these as ‘Learn-to-Row’ classes).
Continuing Rowing (2/3)
Participation in Continuing Rowing (2/3) requires completion of Learn-to-Row (1A) and Developmental Rowing (Learn-to-Row 1B) or equivalent rowing experience and coaches’ approval. Participants must have developed their sweeping and sculling skills to the point at which rowing and setting the boat comes intuitively.
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.
Competitive Rowing (4)
Participation in Competitive Rowing (4) requires past participation in Continuing Rowing (2/3) 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) March through October. 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.
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 required for participation. Open row “punch cards” are not accepted.
All participants must have a current Risk & Release form on file.