Basic Rowing (Sculling)


This course is designed for the beginning/novice rower to learn in a single rowing shell with two oars.  It teaches safety, boat control, proper care of equipment, and correct rowing technique. Students will row in open water type rowing shells designed for a single person. Successful completion of this course and demonstration of basic skills enables students to rent shells for recreational use and/or join one of the competitive rowing programs offered by the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.

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Course Details

Length: 8 Hours
Minimum Enrollment: 3
Maximum Enrollment: 4
Minimum Age Requirement: 18


Sac State Students: $95
Affiliates: $125
General Public: $145

What to Expect

  • A swim test is required.
  • You will get wet! Bring a towel.
  • You should wear clothes that are comfortable and can get wet. We recommend form fitting work out clothing, nothing loose.
  • Most appropriate shoes are tennis shoes.
  • The Front Office staff can hold your keys during class.
  • Any other personal belongings may be stored in a $0.50 one-time use locker. (Takes 2 quarters)

2021 Basic Rowing (Sculling) Class Schedule

Section Start Date End Date Days  Time
BROW01 Mar 15 Mar 18 Mon – Th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
BROW02 Mar 29 Apr 1 Mon – Th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
BROW03 Apr 12 Apr 15 Mon – Th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
BROW04 May 17 May 20 Mon – Th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
BROW05 May 24 May 27 Mon – Th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
BROW06 June 7 June 10 Mon – Th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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