Youth Learn-to-Row

YOUTH LEARN-TO-ROW

Rowing is a great sport, and we are so excited that you are considering giving it a try! Nereid offers two main paths to learning how to row: private lessons, and Learn-to-Row programs.

Private Lessons

In a private lesson, you will receive personalized instruction from one of our experienced coaches. Each lesson is an hour long and can be scheduled at your convenience. Lessons cost $55 per lesson or $225 for a package of five lessons. Group lessons are also available at the following rates:

Single Lesson

  • 2 participants $85 ($42.50 / person)
  • 3 participants $115 (38.33 / person)
  • 4 participants $145 ($36.50 / person)

Package of Five Lessons

  • 2 participants $375 ($187.50 / person total)
  • 3 participants $525 ($175 / person total)
  • 4 participants $675 ($168.75 / person total)

In order to register for private lessons, rowers must:

  • download the swim test form (click here) and complete the swim test on their own, prior to their first lesson;
  • print and sign a USRowing waiver (click here); 
  • and pay by check (made payable to Nereid Boat Club), cash, or via online using the registration widget below.

Please mail the completed swim test form, USRowing waiver, and payment to P.O. Box 1678, Rutherford, NJ 07070, or email the completed forms (PDF) to programs@nereidbc.org. To schedule your private lessons, or if you have any further questions, please contact our programs director at programs@nereidbc.org.

Learn-to-Row Programs

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Nereid’s Learn-to-Row programs are perfect for youth athletes who are interested in rowing for the first time in a group setting. These programs introduce athletes to the sport and prepare them for joining either Nereid’s High School or Middle School team. Athletes will receive hands-on coaching, video sessions, and learn the basics of rowing equipment and terminology.

Summer

Our Summer Youth Learn-to-Row programs are run alongside of our Summer team programs. During the first week or two of our Summer team programs, novice rowers will have the opportunity to try out the sport while getting a sense of what it would be like to be a part of the Nereid team. If rowers choose to continue after the Learn-to-Row program and join the Summer team, then their payment for the Learn-to-Row program can be applied towards their Summer program fee. We offer separate programs for High School and Middle School rowers:

  • High School Learn-to-Row: This program will coincide with the first week of our High School summer program for experienced rowers. Rowers in the Learn-to-Row program will start off the week with separate instruction indoors and on land in order to prepare them for rowing on the water. During the later part of the week, the rowers will have the opportunity to row in boats with experienced High School rowers who are on our team. This helps our novice rowers learn the fundamentals faster, while also allowing them to get to know the team. This program will be run from Monday, June 10th – Saturday, June 15th. Rowers will meet from 4 – 6 PM on Monday – Friday, and 11 AM – 1 PM on Saturday. Rowers do not have to participate in all six sessions in order to join this Learn-to-Row program.
  • Middle School Learn-to-Row: This program will coincide with the first two weeks of our Middle School summer program for experienced rowers. Rowers in the Learn-to-Row program will start off with separate instruction indoors and on land in order to prepare them for rowing on the water. After the fundamentals have been covered, the rowers will have the opportunity to row in boats with experienced Middle School rowers who are on our team. This helps our novice rowers learn the fundamentals faster, while also allowing them to get to know the team. This program will be run from Tuesday, June 11th until Thursday, June 20th. Rowers will meet from 6 – 7:30 PM, Tuesdays – Thursdays. Rowers do not have to participate in all six sessions in order to join this Learn-to-Row program.

Fall

Our Fall Youth Learn-to-Row programs are run alongside of our Fall team programs. During the first two weeks of our Fall team programs, novice rowers will have the opportunity to try out the sport while getting a sense of what it would be like to be a part of the Nereid team. If rowers choose to continue after the Learn-to-Row program and join the Fall team, then their payment for the Learn-to-Row program can be applied towards their Fall program fee. We offer separate programs for High School and Middle School rowers:

  • High School Learn-to-Row: This program will coincide with the first two weeks of our High School fall program for experienced rowers. Rowers in the Learn-to-Row program will start off the program with separate instruction indoors and on land in order to prepare them for rowing on the water. During the later part of the program, the rowers will have the opportunity to row in boats with experienced High School rowers who are on our team. This helps our novice rowers learn the fundamentals faster, while also allowing them to get to know the team. This program will be run from Tuesday, September 3rd – Saturday, September 14th. Rowers will meet from 4 – 6 PM on weekdays, and 11 AM – 1 PM on Saturdays. Rowers do not have to participate in all sessions in order to join this Learn-to-Row program.
  • Middle School Learn-to-Row: This program will coincide with the first two weeks of our Middle School fall program for experienced rowers. Rowers in the Learn-to-Row program will start off with separate instruction indoors and on land in order to prepare them for rowing on the water. After the fundamentals have been covered, the rowers will have the opportunity to row in boats with experienced Middle School rowers who are on our team. This helps our novice rowers learn the fundamentals faster, while also allowing them to get to know the team. This program will be run from Tuesday, September 3rd until Thursday, September 12th. Rowers will meet from 6 – 7:30 PM, Tuesdays – Thursdays. Rowers do not have to participate in all six sessions in order to join this Learn-to-Row program.

You can register for either of these programs using the online checkout tool below. A swim test (click here) and signed USRowing waiver (click here) are also required in order to participate in our Learn-to-Row programs. If you have any questions then please email our Programs Director, Sarah Kornblum, at programs@nereidbc.org.

*A Learn to row program will only be run if enough rowers register for it. Therefore, advanced registration is required. No walk-ins.*