Lessons and Clinics


Come and learn to row on beautiful Lake Merritt. There are two types of rowing - sculling and sweep. Scullers hold an oar in each hand and can scull in singles, in doubles (two people), or in quads (4 people). Sweep rowers row with two hands on one oar and row in pairs, in fours or in eights. Many members do both types of rowing.

Find out more about our classes, open to the public:
Beginning Sculling
Beginning Sweep

New Rowers FAQ
  • Sculling
    oar in each hand
  • Sweep
    two hands, one oar
  • canoe
    we don't do