The Lions Rowing Club of Marina del Rey will celebrate USRowing’s seventh annual “National Learn to Row Day” Saturday, June 9th, with an open house from 9 a.m. to noon at the Loyola Marymount University boat-house, followed by four “Learn to Row” camps which run from June through August.
The boathouse is at 13669 Fiji Way, in Fisherman’s Village, Marina del Rey.
USRowing, a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for rowing in the United States, has asked rowing and health clubs across the nation to open their doors and give people a taste of Olympic rowing.
The Lions Rowing Club is one of over 50 clubs in the nation to participate in the seventh year of the event.
Participating rowers will receive a tour of the boathouse, an introduction to rowing on indoor rowing machines and a brief outing in an eight-oared shell.
There are opportunities for everyone, regardless of age or previous rowing experience.
All boats launch from the Loyola Marymount University boathouse, on the water just east of Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey.
Equipment is state-of-the-art and showers and free parking are available.
“National Learn to Row Day” will be followed by four “Learn to Row” camps throughout the summer for those who would like a more in-depth experience.
Learn to Row camps will focus on technical instruction, fitness and rowing safety.
The cost is $150 per camp.
All camps run for two weeks, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings, as well as 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday mornings:
Learn-to-Row I, June 11th through June 23rd.
Learn-to-Row II, June 25th through July 7th.
Learn to Row III, July 9th to July 21st.
Learn to Row IV is July 23rd to August 4th.
The Lions Rowing Club was established in 2002 and offers recreational Learn to Row classes as well as competitive team opportunities for experienced rowers.
Members range in age from 25 to 75 and compete in regattas across the nation. The club holds five USRowing Masters National Championship titles and three top-ten finishes at the Head of the Charles Regatta and, most recently, it won the Women’s Club Championship at the San Diego Crew Classic.
For information or to reserve a spot for the weekend, program director Sara-Mai Conway, SConway@lmu.edu, or (310) 338-3736.