Discover Rowing Classes

Fall Session Dates: ​​​​​​​

Oct 11, 12, 14

Fall Session Times: 
Wed/Thurs: 5:30-7p
Sat: 9-10:30a

Sweeps & Sculls Boatyard at Port Barrington Marina
1317 Behan Rd.
Crystal Lake 
Sweeps & Sculls Indoor Rowing Center
4410 Rt. 176, Unit 14
Crystal Lake

Cost: $75

Tentative Winter and Spring Dates (Times TBD):
  • Nov 29, 30, Dec 3
  • Feb 7, 8, 11
  • Mar 6, 7, 10
  • Apr 3, 4, 6 

Sweeps & Sculls Offers Opportunities for 5th through 12th Graders to Discover Rowing Throught the Year!

Fifth through 12th grader interested in learning more about rowing have multiple opportunities to Discover Rowing throughtout the year.

Our Discover Rowing Classes offer a 3 session introduction to the sport of rowing for middle school and high school students throughout the year. No prior experience is necessary. We'll teach you everything you need to know!

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the basics of rowings
  • Learn about and try two differnt types of rowing (sweep rowing and sculling)
  • Get hands on experience with rowing equipment, including boats, oars, and rowing machines and how to properly handle the equipment
  • Experience some rowing training including fitness training and mobility for rowing
  • Review water safety basics

The first session is a rowing orientation that will give you an overview of the sport, equipment, and our facilites. The second and third sessions focus on getting some hands-on experience!

If you would like to continue rowing after you complete the program, you have opportunites to join our Beginner Team.

Discover Rowing Summer Camp

Sweeps & Sculls also offers a more comprehensive summer camp the first week in August each year. Click here to learn more about our Discover Rowing Camp >>

Attend A Practice!

Before you sign up for our Discover Rowing Program you are more than welcome to attend a practice with no obligation! Come on out and see firsthand what rowing is all about!

When Are Practices...

  • Mon-Thurs from 5:30-7p
  • Sat from 9-10:30a 

We practice from September to May each year. Practices are on the water in Sept/Oct and Apr/May and indoors from Dec-March.

Parents are more than welcome to attend as well. During our on-water seasons (Sept/Oct and April/May) you can ride along with one of the coaches. During our winter season (Dec-March), parents are welcome to observe while potential rowers are encouraged to jump in with the team.

We do ask that you pre-register to attend a practice. A coach will contact you to schedule a date.