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Rowing on the Schuylkill River for Beginners- new start date

Dates:September 17 - October 8, 2023
Meets:Su from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location:Boat House Row Philadelphia
Cost: $180.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

If you are a beginner and/or have some rowing experience this Learn to Row course is perfect for you. Join us on the Schuylkill River for a four week course that will teach you the fundamentals of proper sculling, technique, safety and boat handling skills. The great thing about this course is you are going to get hands-on experience because ninety percent of this course is taught on the water. Rowing is a strenuous sport that requires flexibility and stamina so expect a full body workout. Wear sneakers, close fitting shorts or tights (such as lycra) no baggy t-shirts. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM TO SIGN UP FOR THIS COURSE. Note: Weather and special events may impact the schedule. Instructor will determine make-up dates and times as needed. This is a Beginner/Advanced Beginner Course. If you have taken this course before, please note that when you register so that we can be certain you are taught at your level.


War sneakers, close fitting shorts or tights (such as Lycra) and no baggy t-shirts. You must be able to swim as a participant in this class!
Fee: $180.00

Boat House Row Philadelphia

Headed into town on Kelly Drive, there is a parking lot just after passing under Strawberry Mansion Bridge. This class is located at the public dock which is 2200 Kelly Drive Philadelphia PA 19104 ( You can park in the St Joseph's Boathouse Parking Lot and then you will need to walk around the building to the public dock. You will see a fleet of boats stored outside on racks and that means you have arrived at your destination. Porta potties are the restroom accomodations.

Brannon Johnson

Date Day Time Location
09/17/2023Sunday11:30 AM to 1 PM Boat House Row Philadelphia
09/24/2023Sunday11:30 AM to 1 PM Boat House Row Philadelphia
10/01/2023Sunday11:30 AM to 1 PM Boat House Row Philadelphia
10/08/2023Sunday11:30 AM to 1 PM Boat House Row Philadelphia