Intro to Row Registration

Introduction to Rowing (ITR) will provide you with a basic understanding of the sport of crew racing.  No prior rowing experience is required!  The ITR provides an opportunity to try out rowing in a low-pressure, friendly, learning environment.

Age range: 13-18 years old
Cost: $200
Venue: Tempe Town Lake / TJC boathouse – 620 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, Arizona, 85281 (Map to TJC boathouse)

Currently Scheduled Intro to Row Class

Day Time Location
Friday, May 31, 2024 4:30 to 6:30 pm Boathouse
Saturday, June 1, 2024 7:30am to 10 am Boathouse

Introduction to Row (ITR) is a multi-day class which will consist of “land practice” (training on rowing machines) and “water practice” (rowing on the lake). Bring a water bottle, hat, tight-fitting clothing, crocs or shoes that you can get wet, tennis shoes, and a towel. We strongly encourage participants to make every effort to attend all days in order to develop fundamental rowing safety and skills.

Private ITR sessions are not being scheduled at this time.

Summer camp starts on Monday June 3rd 2024. Tempe Junior Crew Summer Camp

Regular season will start at the end of August.  All athletes who wish to join the team must complete an “Intro to Row” session before joining.  An Introduction to Row session will be held before the start of the season.

Please Start the Registration Process for Intro to Row by Completing the ITR application:

1. Intro to Row Application

Complete the Intro to Row Application (Note: If you have multiple teens who wish to try it out, please fill out this form one time for each rower)

And then complete the following:

2. Float Test

All Intro to Row participants are required to complete a Float Test to prove swimming competency. Several options for completing your Float Test include your local public pool, Kiwanis Recreation Center/Tempe, Valley of the Sun JCC, Cactus Aquatic and Fitness Center, PCDS Pool, or YMCA. the Float Tests must be completed in a pool under the supervision of a lifeguard certified by the American Red Cross or equivalent. We recommend that you call ahead to confirm schedule availability and costs.

Please download and print the Float Test Form here.

3. Waivers

Each rower and parent/guardian must read and sign the Intro to Row Waiver and Rules Packet.

Fill Out Waivers at This Link: Tempe Junior Crew Waiver and Rules Package

4. Payment

Payments can be made using Zelle $200 or PayPal $212 (extra service fee included)

For Zelle or Paypal use for the recipient email address

Please scan and email a completed copy of your waiver packet and Float Test to (which is also where your questions may be directed).

Note Regarding Scanning and Emailing Documents: If you do not have a scanner, but have a smart phone, you can scan your signed paperwork with the Adobe Scan app available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.  DO NOT send multiple photographs of your documents –  please use a PDF app. If you are having trouble, ask your teen for help.