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AARC Learn to Scull Program (LTS)

Sculling is a form of rowing in which the rower holds two oars.  Sculling is typically done in smaller boats of one or two people who navigate the water without a coxswain.  Prefer only one oar?  Try Learn to Row

Interested in 2020 Learn to Scull?  Dates for the 2020 season season will depend on policies and recommendations related to the Covid-19 crisis.  If you would like to be informed of these updates, click here to get on our mailing list.  As soon as we set set the dates and times for 2020, we'll let you know. 

What's included:
  • One weekend of intensive instruction (two half-days).  Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Sunday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Each class can accommodate up to 6 scullers (coach to student ratio of ~1:3). 
  • Followed by one month of participation in the Club Sculling Program.  After completing the Learn-to-scull weekend, sign up for scheduled sculling practices up to 4x per week.  Meet club members and continue to improve your sculling skills.
  • Use of AARC boats and equipment during lessons and Technical Sweep practices
  • Ann Arbor Rowing Club T-shit
  • Social events with new rowers and AARC members
  • Sign Rowing Waiver
  • Register and pay (see link below)
  • Minimum age - must be entering 9th grade, or older
  • Must be able to carry a single scull weighing 40-50 lbs unassisted
  • Must be able to turn head to look over shoulder in both directions
  • Swimming ability (If over 18 must attest that you can swim and if younger than 18 need to pass swim test)
Questions? email
What to expect
Instructors will demonstrate proper technique to use single and double scull shells. Participants will learn the sculling rowing stroke and how to safely maneuver sculling equipment unassisted both on land and in the water. Additional instruction on how to re-enter capsized craft from the water will be provided.
2019 Sessions and Registration
A 30 minute break is scheduled each day. Please bring extra water and a snack.       
  • $295 new scullers
  • $265 existing members
  • $195 Students (college, professional & graduate students)
  • Sign up early-classes fill fast! 
  • AARC endeavors to make rowing accessible to the broad community. To support participation, scholarships are available to those with financial need.
  • Please read our Refund Policy prior to making the commitment to our programs.
  • To register, click on the button for the appropriate session in the table below

Stay Tuned for 2020 dates

Session Days Date  Click to Register
New to AARC
Click to Register
Existing Members 
Click to Register
Free First Month
Following Graduation 
1 Sat & Sun
2 Sat & Sun
3 Sat & Sun

4 Sat & Sun
5 Sat & Sun           
6  Sat & Sun          
Rowing after LTS
LTS graduates become AARC Novice members in the year they graduate (the membership runs through the end of October). You are invited to join our Club Sculling Program and continue gaining physical fitness and sculling skills through technique-focused coaching. If you transition directly from LTS to Club Sculling, Club Sculling rowing fees apply after your first month.


AARC endeavors to make rowing accessible to the broad community.  Scholarships are available to those with financial need to support participation.  
AARC is a 501(c)3 organization.  Donations made to AARC may be eligible for tax deduction.  Please check with your tax consultant.
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