Intro to Row Registration

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

Age range: 12-18 years old (Must be 13 by April 1, 2024)
Cost: $200
Venue: Tempe Town Lake / TJC boathouse – 620 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, Arizona, 85281 (Map to TJC boathouse)

Currently Scheduled Intro to Row Sessions

Day Time Location
Monday, January 8, 2024 4 to 6:30 pm Boathouse
Tuesday, January 9 4 to 6:30 pm Boathouse
Wednesday, January 10 4 to 6:30 pm Boathouse
Thursday, January 11 4 to 6:30 pm Boathouse

The ITR will take place over four days – one “land practice” training on ergs and three days on the water. 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 four classes in order to develop fundamental rowing safety and skills.  Note that the regular season starts on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 and generally follows this same schedule every week with the exception of some holidays and the addition of Saturday mornings. Private ITR sessions are not being scheduled at this time.

All athletes who wish to join the team must complete an “Intro to Row” session before joining.

Please register for the ITR by completing 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:

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. 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.

2. Waivers

Each rower and parent/guardian must read and sign the Intro to Row Waiver and Rules Packet which can be downloaded here.

3. 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.