Learn To Row with AJR

Coaches at Annapolis Junior Rowing offer Learn-to-Row instruction all year round, whether it’s during the Fall or Spring Season or Winter training as a member of the team or during Learn-to-Row Sessions in the Summer.  AJR Coaches have a wealth of knowledge and experience and help new rowers master the sport through conditioning workouts, erg instruction and on-the-water training.

2022 SUMMER LEARN-TO-ROW SWEEP SESSIONS for 8th-12th Graders

What:  As a part of AJR’s Summer Season, AJR offers an opportunity to athletes to learn the sport of rowing.  Spend time with current AJR athletes on the water and on land learning boat handling and rowing technique, general conditioning on the ergometer (rowing machine), and land-based workouts.  End the week with a short race to test your rowing skill! 

Who:  Students entering 8th through 12th grade with no or limited rowing experience

When:  Monday through Friday, 9am to 12pm

  • LTR Session I – 6/27-7/1, 2022
  • LTR Session II – 7/18-22, 2022 (SESSION FULL) EMAIL ANNAPOLISJUNIORROWING1@GMAIL.COM TO BE PUT ON THE WAITLIST IF THIS IS THE ONLY WEEK THAT WORKS FOR YOU
  • LTR Session III – 8/15-19, 2022 

Where: Camp Woodlands, 2744 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

Cost:  $425  

What to bring/wear:  A large refillable water bottle, tennis shoes and socks suitable for running, spandex shorts and a close-fitting top (loose or overly long shorts are not suitable for rowing and can cause injury if they get caught in the equipment; if you choose to wear them to practice, please layer your spandex shorts underneath), sunscreen and bug spray, a hat or sunglasses if desired.

Swim Test:  All rowers new to AJR must complete a swim test in the presence of a certified life guard and submit the Swim Test Verification Form prior to their first practice. No rower will be allowed on the water without a Swim Test Verification Form on file.

Registration: 2022 Summer Learn-to-Row Registration

Questions? Contact annapolisjuniorrowing1@gmail.com.


If you are new to AJR, it is important that you take a Swim Test.  Click here to download the form you will need to have filled out by a lifeguard: AJR Swim Test Forms  |  AJR ByLaws