Learn to Row and Introduction to Indoor Rowing

The Indianapolis Rowing Center is a member based organization that provides rowing to the Indianapolis-metro area.  There are classes for adults that have never rowed before, as well as programs for experienced, competitive adults. 

Learn to Row Classes

The Indianapolis Rowing Center offers Learn to Row classes for new rowers and programs for experienced rowers.  Learn-to-Row (LTR) is an introductory class for adults (or parent/child) to the sport of rowing.  Over the course of 10 hours over 4 evenings, IRC coaches, with the help of volunteers, will teach you proper rowing technique, inside and on the water, as well as educate you on rowing terminology, safety and teamwork.  Classes typically begin in April and will run through October. 

The focus will be in eight person (sweep) boats.  There will be the opportunity to scull in a single person boat Saturday mornings after you have completed the class (free for the remainder of the month).  

Learn to Row graduates will also be invited to attend Adult Rowing sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:15pm) for free, for the remainder of the month.

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Recreational Masters Rowing Program

This program is for a rower who:

  • recently took a learn to row class
  • needs to get in a year of rowing before moving into a competitive masters program
  • prefers  to row recreationally
Practice Schedule
Mondays and Wednesdays  6:30-8:30pm, and Saturday 8-10am. Both sweep and sculling will be done at all practices. Saturday morning will be dedicated to sculling, while Tuesday and Thursday can be both, depending on the number of rowers that show for practice and their skill level.


There are expenses that are directly related to our programs.  These include:

  • Coaches stipends·         
  • Gas for the coaches launch(es)·         
  • Insurance to cover the Rowing Center owned equipment being used·         
  • Equipment maintenance expenses to repair/maintain equipment being used·         
  • Depreciation of equipment, so that we can replace current equipment
Program Fee
  • Individual - $400
  • Young Adult - $280 - 29 years or younger in the current calendar year

*If you are interested in the adult rowing programs but are NOT an IRC member, you will be charged an additional fee of $100 to cover coaching costs for these programs.  This additional fee will be added on during registration.

Financial Assistance - there are opportunities for financial assistance for membership and program fees.  
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Here is some basic safety information for all those thinking about taking up rowing...please let us know if you have any questions.

Indianapolis Rowing Center, PO Box 53223, Indianapolis, IN 46253

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