If you’ve always wanted to take up an oar and join the sport that brought the Olympics to Lake Lanier, now is your chance.
The Lake Lanier Rowing Club is offering its 2013 Learn To Row Classes in three sessions beginning Saturday, March 30. The spring session runs from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8-10 a.m. Saturdays, March 30-April 13, at the Clarks Bridge Park Olympic venue.
No special skills are required; participants need to be reasonably fit and age 14 or older. Classes are open to men and women.
Fees are $100 for seven two-hour sessions, and can be applied to club membership.
Class members will be introduced to the correct form and technique on the rowing machine. Rowers in training will learn terminology and commands; techniques for sweep (one oar) and sculling (two oars); rowing in a single shell; and rowing in combinations of two, four or eight-member crews.
The last Saturday session of each class is a combined row with club members, plus a graduation celebration.
Future sessions are scheduled for summer, June 15-29, and fall, Sept. 7-28.