LEARN-TO-ROW


This Spring and Summer, take part in Canada's most successful Olympic sport at Hanlan Boat Club. Rowing offers a unique recreational experience and a low impact, all-round workout in a fun, social, outdoor setting.

Hanlan's Learn to Row Course is an introduction to sculling (two oars), designed to instruct participants in the fundamentals of the rowing stroke, rowing terminology, water safety, and boat-handling skills.


EXPERIENCE:

None

REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to Swim | Good Physical Fitness | Commitment to All Sessions

AGES:

14+

FEES:

$330 +HST


Evening classes run twice a week over a four-week period. Weekend courses take place on Saturday and Sunday over two consecutive weekends. Our Learn to Row courses include 12 total hours of instruction with a 4:1 student to instructor ratio, ensuring each participant receives the attention necessary to acquire the fundamentals. All equipment is provided by Hanlan Boat Club. Crews are accompanied at all times by their coach.

We encourage our new LTR graduates to continue rowing and practice their new skills by joining the Hanlan Recreational Program or with the Junior Rowing Development Team (ages 14-18). Hanlan will apply a portion of your Learn-To-Row fee towards a recreational membership. There are also opportunities for private one-on-one sculling lessons or group lessons to help you refine and improve your technique.

Hanlan is the ideal place in the GTA to take up the sport of rowing with breathtaking views of the Toronto waterfront and a diverse, friendly community of novice and experienced rowers. We are conveniently located in the Port Lands, close to downtown, with a professional staff of qualified instructors. We offer numerous programs for all ages and experience levels.

For our Refund Policy, see the Fee Schedule & Refund chapter of the Member Handbook. 

 

2016 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!


 

Saturday & Sunday
April 30, May 1, 7, 8
9:30am - 12:30pm
1 seat left!
(Juniors Only - Under 19)

 

Saturday & Sunday
May 14, 15, 21, 22
9:30am-12:30pm
1 seat left!
 

May

Tuesday & Thursday
May 3 - 26
6:30pm - 8pm
FULL - wait list

 

June

Saturday & Sunday
June 11, 12, 18, 19
9am - 12pm
FULL - wait list

 

Monday & Wednesday
June 6 - 29
5:30pm - 7pm
0 seats
7pm - 8:30pm
FULL- wait list

Tuesday & Thursday
June 7 - 30
5:30pm - 7pm
FULL - wait list
7pm - 8:30pm
1 seat left!

 

July

Monday & Wednesday
July 4 - 27
5:30pm - 7pm
1 seat
7pm - 8:30pm
FULL - wait list!

Saturday & Sunday
July 9, 10, 16, 17
9am - 12 pm
FULL - wait list

 

Tuesday & Thursday
July 5 - 28
5:30pm - 7pm
0 seats
7pm - 8:30pm
FULL - wait list

 

August

Monday & Wednesday
Aug 8 - 24
6pm - 8pm
1 seat left!
 

Saturday & Sunday
Aug 13, 14, 20, 21
9am - 12pm
 FULL - wait list

Tuesday & Thursday
Aug 9 - 25
6pm - 8pm
1 seats left!

 

September

Saturday & Sunday
Sept 10, 11, 17, 18
9am - 12 pm
FULL - wait list


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Learn-to-Row Instructor and Coordinator

Jeanette Herrle discovered rowing as an adult, when a group of Queen’s University English Dept faculty decided it would be fun to do a Learn to Row in 2002 at the Kingston Rowing Club, and muddled their way through under the tutelage of future Olympian Morgan Jarvis. Having competed with a modicum of success as a Masters athlete for the past decade, first as a cox and then as a rower, she came to Hanlan in 2006 and fell in love with its rustic charm and endless expanse of water. With nearly twenty years of academic teaching experience at the secondary and postsecondary levels, she has come to love coaching and worked in almost every program at Hanlan, learning the trade from a series of gifted coaches while remaining an active competitive athlete.  Jeanette’s experience of the many benefits—and challenges—associated with a later in life entry into the sport give her a particularly empathetic and supportive approach to both novice and Masters rowers.

Email: ltr@hanlanboatclub.ca for any inquiries.