An introduction to the sport of rowing by the St. Louis Rowing Club for adult men and women. Class sessions are available during the Winter LTR in February and Summer LTR in June, July and August. Each session includes ten lessons spread out over a month. In this class, you will be introduced to:

Benefits of rowing  •  Building strength  •  Teamwork  •  Fitness  •  Correct rowing technique  •  Boathouse and facilities  •  Equipment used in rowing  •  Proper boat and equipment handling

Instruction begins with a brief history, tour and discussion of rowing terminology, technique, and safety. After learning the basics of the rowing stroke on an indoor rowing machine, weather allowing, you will get hands-on experience in an eight person shell. Following a brief lesson at the dock, you will push off and head out to open water. Lessons will then be focused on proper body position and movement, building boat speed, and working together as a crew. This is a unique opportunity to improve your health, make new friends, and spend quality time at beautiful Creve Coeur Lake.

Once you have completed the Learn To Row program you will move to the Adult Intermediate Group and continue to hone your rowing skills.

Each 10-class Learn to Row session is just $275.  The Winter LTR tuition covers club membership through June 2015.  At that time, participants may choose to join the club for the remaining balance of the yearly club dues.   The Summer LTR tuition covers club membership through December 2015.   For more information, call 314-434-8299 or email

To enroll online, visit our Dues/Payments page and select the appropriate class in the Adult Rowers column.

Winter 2015 LTR – Tuesday/Thursday from 7:30-9:00pm
February 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26;   March 3, 5


Learn to Row Manual

Waiver of Liability


Short introductory Learn To Row workshops will be held in the summer, assuming we have an adequate number of entrants.  These are open to the public.  There is a nominal fee.  Participants must be 18 or older.  Please check back this summer for session details.


For all Learn to Row sessions, please be sure to wear workout clothes (nothing too baggy since it can get caught in the slide on the erg/boat), and bring a water bottle, sunscreen, & sunglasses.


For additional information, below are some informative videos:

The Rowing Stroke

Getting Started

Common Errors

US Rowing Safety Video