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. For more information on group lessons please email our Programs Director, Sarah Kornblum, at

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 To schedule your private lessons, or if you have any further questions, please contact our programs director at

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.

These programs typically meet on the weekends during the late Spring, Summer, and early Fall. However, the schedule for Nereid’s upcoming Learn-to-Row programs is not yet finalized. Please check back periodically for updates!

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