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


General Public: $160
CSUS Alumni: $155
Affiliates: $150
Sac State Students: $95

What to Expect

  • A swim test is required.  
    • Must be able to swim 50 meters between our docks
    • Must be able to tread water for 10 minutes
    • Must be able to put life jacket on 
    • Must be able to pull self on to dock unassisted
  • General level of fitness is required for this course:
    • Must be able to lift 35lbs
    • Must be able to do a full squat
  • 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)

2023 Basic Rowing (Sculling) Class Schedule

Section Start Date End Date Days  Time
BROW04 Aug 14 Aug 17 Mon – Th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
BROW05 Aug 28 Aug 31 Mon-Th  6:00 PM-8:00 PM
BROW06 Sept 11 Sept 14 Mon – Th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
BROW07 Sept 25 Sept 28 Mon – Th  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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