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Learn To Scull: Session 2

Saturday, June 24, 2023, 7:30 AM until Sunday, July 9, 2023
Bandemer Park
Beal Boathouse
1325 Lakeshore
Ann Arbor , MI  48104
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Russell E Giacobbe
Registration is closed - Event is full and Waitlist is full
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Participants must be at least 14 years of age.
Individuals should be in good health and capable of enduring land and water-based non-trivial physical activity. They must be able to carry a single scull unassisted (40-50 lbs ) from the boathouse to the water. It is important that participants be able to turn their heads to look behind them. Also, most of our equipment has a 220-pound weight limit, so those who exceed that weight should check with us before enrolling. Participants will be accommodated in this course to the extent that their physical ability and body type allows.
Cancellation Policy:
Rev. 2/28/2023

All requests for refunds must be made prior to the start of a program. NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS WILL BE GIVEN ON OR AFTER THE START DATE OF THE PROGRAM*. Refund requests must be submitted by email to the Membership Chair (

Learn to Row and Learn to Scull classes

Please review our refund policy carefully before registering for a learning program.

If you withdraw from a class 28 or more days (4 weeks) before the first day of a class, you will
receive a refund minus a $25.00 processing fee.

If you withdraw from a class 21-27 (3-4 weeks) days before the start date of a class, you will
receive a refund minus a $50.00 processing fee or credit for another class (in the same year, if

If you withdraw from a class less than 21 days (20 days or less) before the first day of the
class, you will receive credit for another class (in the same year, if space is available), minus a
$50.00 processing fee.


No credits will be carried to the following year.

Sweep and Sculling programs

AARC’s seasonal registration allows our members flexibility in registration. As such, few refunds will be given, except in extreme circumstances.

AARC annual membership fee is non-refundable.

Withdrawals from a rowing program prior to the start of that season, will receive a refund or
account credit, minus a $25.00 processing fee.

If you withdraw from rowing after the start of that season, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.*

If you withdraw from rowing after the start of the season, and had paid for the whole on-water
season using the full season discount, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.*

AARC members will not receive a prorated fee for joining a program mid-season.

Members new to AARC may be considered for pro-rated program fees. Please contact

No refund credits will be carried to the following year.

*Exceptions may be made due to injury.

Late Fees

Membership and program fees must be paid before each program or season starts. As a courtesy,
current members will receive a payment reminder email one week prior to the season. Members will
not be boated to row (sweep or sculling) until program payment has been received. Members may
also be assessed a late fee for payments received more than 4 days after the start of the season.
Available Slots:

Learn to Scull

Instructors will demonstrate basic proper technique geared to teach participants to use single and double scull shells for unaccompanied use. Participants will learn how to adapt a sweep rowing stroke to a sculling 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. Individual ability levels vary; participation in this course may not necessarily result in qualification to use AARC equipment for unaccompanied use at the conclusion of the class. 



Reservation in specific LTS class is granted based on a first-come, first-served basis.  Receipt of completed registration form and payment reserves space in class.  Classes that are not full may not be run.


PLEASE NOTE:  All participants are required to attest that you can swim. Participants under the age of 18 must complete the Youth Swim Test and bring documentation to the first class.


Class Schedule


W1 Saturday 7:30 to 10:30   Land training / Flip Test/ Double Sculls and/or Single Sculls

W1 Sunday 7:30 to 10:30 Single/Double Sculls

W2 Sat/Sun 7:30 to 10:30 Single/Double Sculls
A 30 minute break is included each day.  Please pack extra water/fluids and a snack.


What to Bring & Wear

Comfortable workout clothing is best, however, baggy clothes, such as long shirts and jackets or baggy pants and shorts should be avoided, because they can get caught in the wheels under the seat.  The best rowing clothes are tight fitting, such as running tights or bike shorts.  Wear layers so that you can remove clothes as you heat up.  Synthetic, wicking  materials are most comfortable for the bottom layer next to your skin.  Gym shoes are ok early on when you are on land or on the barge.  After that, you'll just need socks, as there are shoes mounted in the racing shells. Shoes that slip off easily work best.


Rowing is a water sport & sometimes you get wet, so be prepared.  Toss a towel, extra socks and warm sweatshirt into your car or backpack. You might want a warm hat. Thin gloves are ok on the rowing machines, but are generally not worn on the water (it's a rower thing).  Bring a bottle of water and wear sunscreen,  even in cool weather.


Class will meet rain or shine (or snow) -- if it's miserable the class will work on the rowing machines inside the boathouse.




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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