Intro to Row Registration

Intro to Row is an athlete’s first step to rowing.  Any athlete who does not have rowing experience must complete Intro to Row before enrolling in other Tempe Junior Crew programs.  This is an opportunity for an athlete to try out rowing in a low-pressure, friendly, learning environment.  Plan on attending all scheduled events per session in order to complete the ITR.

Intro to Row Specifics

Age range: Ages 12-18 (Must be 13 by Dec 31 of this calendar year)
Venue: Tempe Town Lake / TJC boathouse
Address: 620 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, Arizona, 85281 (Map to TJC boathouse)

Currently Scheduled Intro to Row Sessions

Session Date Time
1 Monday – Thursday evening
January 2-5 & 9-12, 2023 
4-6:30 pm
Saturday morning, January 7 & 14, 2023 8-10:30 am

The first ITR in 2023 is scheduled to take place every evening Monday through Thursday and on Saturday morning for two weeks and has been scheduled to occur prior to the start of the regular season on Tuesday, January 17.  We strongly encourage participants to make every effort to attend each of the 10 classes in order to develop fundamental rowing skills in anticipation of joining the team.  Note that the regular season will follow this same workout schedule every week with the exception of some holidays. Private ITR sessions are not being scheduled at this time.

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.  Please do not send multiple photographs of your documents, please use a PDF app. If you are having trouble, ask your teen for help. All documents should be scanned and emailed to

To register for Intro to Row, please follow these steps:

Registration Step 1 – 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. Float Tests must be completed in a pool under the supervision of a lifeguard certified by the American Red Cross or equivalent. There may be costs for the float test, we recommend that you call ahead to confirm availability and payment.

Please download the Float Test Form for additional information.

Completed Float Test Forms should be scanned and emailed to

Download: Float Test Form

Registration Step 2 – Intro to Row Application

Please fill out the Tempe Junior Crew Online Intro to Row Online Application.

Fill Out: Intro to Row Application

If you have multiple teens participating, please fill out this form one time for each rower.

Registration Step 3 – Waivers

Each rower and parent/guardian must read and sign (in all applicable places) the Intro to Row Waivers.

The signed waiver should be scanned and emailed to or can be mailed.  Please email us for the mailing address.

Download: Fall 2022-Summer 2023 Waiver and Rules Packet

Registration Step 4 – Payment

Payments can be made using Zelle $200 (which is offered by most major banks as a payment service linked to your checking account) or PayPal $205 (use for the recipient email address).

Registration questions should be directed to