Rowing on the Great Salt Lake is a wonderful way to exercise and experience the lake. Rowing is a great activity because it is easy on the joints and can be done by people of all abilities and physical goals. Rowing can be relaxing like a walk in the park or intense and competitive depending on each rower's desires.
Great Salt Lake Rowing will begin Learn To Row lessons in mid- April and continue throughout the spring and summer. Classes will be small and for rowers of all ages, physical abilities, and experience.
Give the gift of rowing this season! We have gift certificates available for Learn To Row and Private Lessons available at the "Make Payment" tab.
Great Salt Lake Rowing is pleased to offer three different levels of rowing lessons. Registration is now open! Please see below for more information, class schedules, and registration links. If you have further questions or any trouble registering, please contact Meghan Saunders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coaches for the 2021 season are Irene Lysenko, Meghan Saunders, Nicole Kawakami, and Kat Fink.
Please note, after you finish your lessons you will have 1 month of free membership to decide if you want to join the club or sign up for additional lessons. If you decide to join the club at the conclusion of your free month, 50% of your lesson fees will be applied to your membership.
Opportunities for competitions and group rowing activities are available with Great Salt Lake Rowing Memberships. If you are new to rowing, you must take lessons before you will be allowed to join the club.
The majority of rowing that is done with Great Salt Lake Rowing is in single and double sculling boats. This series is designed for beginning rowers and includes 5 lessons (over a 2 week time period) and the use of GSLR equipment. You will learn:
YOUR FIRST ROW - Bring a full water bottle, hat and sunscreen. Wear snug fitting athletic clothing appropriate to the weather. You need maximal freedom of movement without the risk of loose clothing snagging in the tracks or catching you thumbs (open pockets on front are a no-no). Cycling clothing works well. Please also bring a signed waiver.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT - Each lesson series will begin with a review of boating safety and the geography and water conditions of the Great Salt Lake. Rowers will then learn the basics of the rowing stroke in a wide, stable ocean shell. After a series of five lessons, most rowers will be qualified to become members of Great Salt Lake Rowing, where they may participate in club rows, row individually (weather permitting), or develop their rowing abilities further in coached sessions for future racing.
(must be proficient in a sculling single to register)
Whether you need a review, don't feel ready to row on your own or want companions when you row, this is a great series designed for people who have prior experience in a sculling single. There are four lessons in this series and the cost is $100. You will:
This series is great for experienced rowers that are ready to take it up a notch. If you are interested in racing, especially with a group, consider this series. This is a 6 to 8 week, weekly or bi-weekly training regime for $160 (availability subject to interest). You will:
Private lessons to help improve your technique are also available beginning in April and throughout the summer. These lessons are one hour long and are $50 for members and $75 for non-members. To arrange a private lesson, contact Irene Lysenko by email at email@example.com.
ALL ROWERS must pass a "check-out" from a qualified coach and be registered members of Great Salt Lake Rowing to use equipment outside their lesson times. Experienced rowers new to Great Salt Lake Rowing should contact Irene Lysenko by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a checkout.
The beautiful environment and unusual water conditions on the Great Salt Lake make it an interesting place to row for those who pass through this part of the country. We are always excited to interact with rowers from other parts of the world. Experienced rowers from other USRowing member clubs or international clubs who travel to Salt Lake City may row as a guest of the club. The guest fee $35 per row, and the guest may row only during a coached "Club Row" with the approval of the coach, or when accompanied by a GSLR board member. Contact Irene Lysenko at 203.644.2981 to arrange a guest row.