Available Programs

Beginning Middle School Rowing: August 2021

5th-7th grades (10-13 years) $125
Add to My CalendarAug 03-20, 2021
Last Date to register: Monday, August 2nd, 2021


Welcome to Middle School Rowing!


RCRC's Middle School Rowing program is a recreational team for boys and girls in grades 5th-7th to learn how to row in sculling boats. Currently, all participants row in single person boats, naturally providing a safe distance between athletes as they learn and row alongside their teammates. Through the MSR program younger athletes build rowing skills, learn the importance of physical fitness, and strengthen team skills, while working with teammates in a fun and positive environment.  


To get started, sign up for a Beginning Middle School Rowing class. After completing a Beginning class, new rowers join the Middle School Rowing Team and may sign up for successive three week Team Sessions. See note below regarding progression to Team Sessions.



August Beginning Rowing Schedule

  • August 3 - 20

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 8:00-10:00am

  • Total # of practices: 9



Swim Test

All participants must complete a swim test on the first day, to include:

  • Swimming approx. 30 yards

  • Treading water for 2 min.

  • Putting on a PFD while in the water

Athletes who cannot complete the swim test but demonstrate basic swim skills are welcome in the class and are required to wear a PFD (provided by RCRC) when in a boat. If you anticipate that your child will struggle with the swim test please check in with Coach Holly at the beginning of the first practice.



Attendance and Progression to Team Sessions

Attendance at the first two Beginning practices is mandatory.

Attendance at all Beginning practices is highly encouraged as there is a steep learning curve with rowing.

Participants who cannot attend all 9 practices, or who would simply benefit from additional time at a slower pace, may be asked to join another beginning class before moving on to the Team classes.



Each class is limited to 6 participants per coach. Please add to the waitlist to be notified of any openings or added sessions. We do our best to bring in a second coach or schedule an additional session when there is a waitlist but do have limited equipment and a full schedule of classes - sign up early!


After registering, be sure to check your inbox for an automatic confirmation email. This will contain a link to the emergency waiver, and important class information.


Questions may be directed to Middle School Coach Holly Hopkins at aed@rivercityrowing.org, (530) 574-1988


Middle School Rowing Level 1: $125.00
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2901 Industrial Blvd. (use 3035 Industrial Blvd. in mapping apps)
West Sacramento CA, 95691
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PO Box 980401 (boathouse location: 2901 Industrial Blvd.)
West Sacramento, CA 95798

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