Getting into the Sport of Rowing

We are excited to welcome you to the Pocock Rowing Center! We look forward to sharing our love of rowing with you. Rowing is a sport you can learn at any age and we believe that it can be a transformative experience for athletes of every level. 

If you are new to the sport of rowing, take a Learn to Row class or private lessons to get started in the sport!

Learn to Row classes are 3 weeks long and will teach you how to row in a single. This class includes safety on the waterway, boat handling, rowing language, and the mechanics of the rowing stroke.


Membership is not required for Learn to Row classes. Once you have completed the Learn to Row class you can become a member by contacting Member Services

Private lessons are available upon request. See below for details. 

Learn to Row Class Schedule


Learn to Row classes will resume in March 2022.

Items required for Learn to Row Classes are listed below:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (card or vaccination attestation accepted)

  • Float Test (Scuba, PADI or military swim tests accepted in lieu of taking the PRC test)

  • Online Waivers

  • MindBodyOnline profile

Adult Private Lessons

Private lessons are another great way to get introduced to the sport. Private lessons offer one-on-one or two-on-one instruction. Private lessons are $85/hour for one or two participants with the option to do 1 or 1.5 hour lessons. 

The process for setting up private lessons is as follows. 

  • To set up private lessons please fill out this form  

  • Click here to sign the online waivers.

    • When you sign the waivers it automatically creates a MindBodyOnline profile for you. MindBodyOnline is where we will charge you and you can check your schedule/past purchases etc. Once you have signed the waivers, log onto MindBodyOnline, using the same email and password you just created for the waivers, to add a credit card to your account. 


Items required for Private Lessons are listed below:​

Cancelation Policy for Private Lessons

  • Client cancels more than 24 hours in advance - no charge

  • Client cancels less than 24 hours in advance - 50% charge

  • No show - 100% charge 

Email Member Services for assistance.