OAR offers lessons with one of our coaches for 1-2 adult rowing students (ie: over the age of 18). All lessons are each 2-hours long and include all necessary rowing equipment (boat, oars, etc), set-up, and clean-up. Any lessons purchased in a calendar year must be used within that calendar year.
Things to consider when looking to arrange lessons:
- What is the student’s rowing experience?
- What are the student’s goals for the lessons?
- When is the student looking to get out on the water?
Current OAR coaching staff opt in to accept individual lessons, so not all coaches may be available for lessons. This may change as coach availability often changes with the rowing seasons. Students should check on iCrew to get a general understanding for when coach availability tends to be (ie: if a program is running, it is unlikely that coaches and equipment will be available).
New Rowers and Non-OAR Members
Individual Lessons are open to the public. Most students new to the sport will need around 3-5 lessons to have a good understanding of the rowing stroke whereas students who have rowed on the water previously may only need 1-3 lessons. Students do not need to join OAR nor join USRowing in order to participate, but they will need to have a completed Float Test. Lessons are sculling and can be arranged in a variety of different ways:
- 1 student in a 1-rower boat
- 2 students in two 1-rower boats
- 2 students in a 2-rower boat
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Individual Lessons for OAR Members
There are additional lesson benefits for members of OAR including reduced rates, more boat types, and unlimited number of lessons. OAR members get started with lessons through their existing iCrew account by joining the “Individual Lessons Members” team.
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Lessons can be purchased as gifts for others. Please contact us for a certificate at Lessons@OlympiaAreaRowing.org. You can purchase the lessons as a guest for someone else.