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Learn to Row at LLRC

Looking for a fun, whole-body exercise you can do while enjoying nature?  Maybe you have seen rowing teams compete in the Summer Olympics or other regatta coverage from time to time on ESPN or other sports channels and are intrigued.  Many colleges and universities across the country support school teams.  Many people discover rowing as adults.  Here's your chance to find out why this life-long sport is so attractive to a variety of ages and skill level at a world-class venue.  

The best part is that you can try it out with no previous rowing experience or get a refresher after not being out on the water for a while!  

Our Learn-to-Row program is open to all ages 18 and up.

All classes meet at the Lake Lanier Rowing Club at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park venue in Gainesville, GA and are taught by experienced coaches from Lake Lanier Rowing Club.

Rowing is a fun water sport that most people can do.  As with any fitness activity, it is the participant’s responsibility to be in good health before beginning. If in doubt, please check with your physician.

Class Prerequisites

Participants must:

  • Have the ability to swim well enough to tread water for 10 minutes.
  • Be able to easily squat down to the seated position and get back up without assistance.
  • Be able to turn your head easily from side to side. Rowing backwards requires turning your head frequently to view where you are going.
  • Have a good level of fitness.

Cost:  $240 Class Fee

You will learn:

  • Terminology and commands         
  • Techniques for sculling (2 oars)
  • Techniques for sweep (1 oar)
  • Rowing in a single shell
  • Rowing in combinations of 2, 4 or 8 rowers

2024 Classes

April 2 – April 27
May 7 – June 1
June 4 – June 29

Classes meet on Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 pm; Saturday mornings, 8:30 - 10:30 am.  Attendance at all sessions of a class is encouraged as each session builds on previous sessions.  


Please note:

  • Classes will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis and limited to 24 participants.
  • Registration and Release of Liability forms are required for each participant (go to the attached link).
  • Forms and $240.00 enrollment fee must be received by the LLRC Office to save your spot in class.  

Learn To Row Introduction

Movie "Boys in the Boat" creates rowing interest





Harmony, balance and rhythm, three things integral to the sport of rowing...

“The Boys in the Boat” is generating excitement and interest in the sport of rowing.  Select the image to watch the actors learning to row and come Learn to Row at the Lake Lanier Rowing Club!


We are excited that you are interested in rowing.  Please feel free to contact us with questions about the classes at