Getting Started

RowAmerica offers a variety of programming suitable for all ages and needs, from the beginner to the elite competitor.

A Program to Meet Your Needs

RowAmerica programming is seasonal so there is always a program available to meet your needs. There are no membership dues or additional registration fees beyond the cost of your seasonal program. Visit our Program FAQ page for detailed information on what to expect when you join a rowing program.

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There are two types of rowing: sculling and sweep rowing. In sculling, each rower holds two oars and may be in a boat alone (a “single or 1x”), with two people (a “double or 2x”) or 4 people (a “quad” or 4x). In sweep rowing, each rower holds one oar and may be in a boat with 2 people (a “pair” or 2-), 4 people (a “four” or 4+/-) or 8 people (an “eight” or 8+). Fours may or may not have a coxswain on board to steer and lead the crew, and eights will always have a coxswain.

Individuals interested in a beginning rowing class can choose from the seasonal options listed under the Youth, Adult, Adaptive or Private Lesson tabs of our website. All Intro to Rowing classes will include complete instruction on safety, an introduction to rowing equipment and technology along with your first experience in a rowing shell. Winter Intro to Rowing classes will be land-based only.

With RowAmerica Hamilton, there is a way for anyone to participate in the sport of rowing.

Businesses, community groups, clubs and individuals looking for group rowing opportunities can participate through our Community Challenge, Team Building or Private Lesson programs. Whether you are looking for a one-day experience with a small group of individuals, a series of group lessons or the opportunity to train and race with a group in a fun, relaxed environment that includes business networking and social activities we have a program that will work for you!

About RowAmerica Boat Clubs

Come Join Us

We are passionate about rowing. We’re energized about growing and nurturing our sport, from the bottom up. We’ve seen first-hand the positive transformation it’s had on thousands of young individuals and our goal is to amplify that impact. RowAmerica is driven by a desire to support, promote, and expand the sport of rowing.

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