Experience Rowing Through Learn to Row!
You can get an idea of what rowing is all about in just 50 minutes, however to obtain balance, comfort and the rhythm of rowing it takes time on the water. Classes run from late spring into early fall.We invite you to experience the joy of rowing with the Wichita Rowing Association for a brief instruction of the basics of rowing on an ergometer. Then, out to the river where you will practice sculling on dock rowers and take a seat in the shell to learn how to scull on the water. Our experienced coaches will guide you through every step of the way.
What to Expect:Volunteers will be on hand to walk you through the different stations.
Who can join?
The minimum age for participation is 14.
Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.
The Wichita Community Rowing Center is located at South Riverside Park 551 W central Ave, Wichita, KS 67203
Normally we have "Learn to Row" classes in June, July, and August. But, due to Covid-19 concerns, we have not been able to schedule our classes for 2020. The dates below represent a tentative schedule.
Click here if you’d like to be alerted as soon as this year’s classes are scheduled.
If you have any other questions please call either of these friendly WRA contacts:
Class Type: Learn To Row
Cost: $140This 5-session class offers individualized instruction and a chance to take small steps so you are more confident rowing on your own. It will also introduce you to rowing equipment and teach you the procedures and practices you’ll need on the water and around the boathouse.
What you need before you row: Before you're able to row please process the paperwork done before the class begins. We will need for you to sign a waiver and have a paper copy of a swim test so it's good to show up a few minutes early the first day to any class.
What To Wear?We recommend comfortable, but not baggy, athletic clothes. And shoes that you can slip in and out of at easily on the dock.
Cancellation due to weather
WRA makes every effort to provide you with a safe and enjoyable class at the planned time. However, sometimes weather or river conditions force us to reschedule on short notice. This is an outdoor sport and we will conduct the class in any weather except thunderstorms, very high winds or flooding of the river. If this happens we’ll work with you to make up the class at a time that fits your schedule. The instructor will contact you via email if the class needs to be cancelled due to weather. If you have questions feel free to email our Learn To Row instructor.
Cancellation by student
If it becomes necessary for a registered student to cancel, refunds will be made as follows:
NOTE: Any money forfeited will be happily applied toward a future Learn-to-Row class.