Rowing is an exceptional, full body exercise that almost anyone can learn, though it may seem awkward when you are first learning. The exhilaration of feeling the boat move under your own power is well worth it. For the 3rd. summer, Olympian Andrea Thies will offer rowing lessons for adults and youth at the Cooperstown Country Club.

Fitness and Skill Requirements: All students must be able to swim and pass a float test before rowing. You must be reasonably fit, in order to lift boats and carry them to the dock, and handle an increased heart-rate during exercise. In addition, you must complete a medical health questionnaire and release of liability. Bring your signed forms to the first day of rowing.

What to bring: All rowing equipment will be provided. Wear relatively close fitting and flexible clothing for the weather. Shoes that can get wet and extra pair of socks. Towel and extra change of clothing. Sun protection and water bottle.

The Summer program will run from June 17th to September 5th, follow by the fall Program that will run to the middle or end of October.

Learn more about this exceptional and exciting sport here.