For Whom?

Nashville Rowing's Adult Learn-to-Row Weekends are for adults of any age, size, and interest who want to try rowing for the first time. Our seasons fill up quickly and participation is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please complete our INTEREST FORM to receive information. If you have any questions please email Josh Baker (


The goal of our Adult Learn-to-Row Weekends and Novice classes is to provide the opportunity for adults to do just as the name says: learn how to row! In a two-day format over the weekend, the group will have a chance to experience rowing on a machine, learn verbiage and purpose of every aspect of an oar and boat, and take strokes out in a boat on the lake. The following Novice classes, over the span of a few weeks, prepare you to continue higher in our Masters Development and Competitive Programs. If you follow the entire cycle of adult rowing in our club, you can go from a completely new rower to racing down the course at Masters Nationals within a year or two!  


Adult Learn-to-Row weekends will be run out of the Hamilton Creek Marina on Percy Priest Lake throughout weekends from Spring until late Summer. 


{UPDATED FOR 2018} We will host four Learn-to-Row Weekends and subsequent Novice classes in 2018 that will run at the dates and times below on Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise communicated:

  • SPRING #1 - Saturday, February 24th (11:30 AM - 2 PM) and Sunday, February 25th (8 AM - 10:30 AM)
  • SPRING #2 - Saturday, March 3rd (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM) and Sunday, March 4th (8 AM - 10:30 AM)
  • SUMMER A #1 - Saturday, May 26th, and Sunday, May 27th (9 AM - 11:30 AM both days)
  • SUMMER A #2 - Saturday, June 2nd, and Sunday, June 3rd (9 AM - 11:30 AM both days)
  • SUMMER B #1 - Saturday, July 21st, and Sunday, July 22nd (7 AM - 9:30 AM both days)
  • SUMMER B #2 - Saturday, July 28th, and Sunday, July 29th (7 AM - 9:30 AM both days)

What does it cost & How do I register?

$100/Athlete/Weekend in order to cover program costs such as coaching, launch gas, shell storage, repair, maintenance, and race entries and travel. Your spot is not reserved until we receive payment as confirmation. 

What does Learn-to-Row Weekend lead to if I want to continue rowing?

Athletes that complete the Adult Learn-to-Row Weekend and catch the rowing "bug" are welcomed to continue seamlessly into our accompanying 4-week Novice Program that costs $200/athlete ($100 of fee going to your Membership Fees if you wish to join our non-profit organization at the end) with practices at the following times:

NOVICE SPRING - March 5th - March 28th - Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 PM

NOVICE SUMMER A - June 4th - June 27th - Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 - 8:00 PM

NOVICE SUMMER B - July 30th - August 22nd - Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 PM