All participants should be able to swim, waist belt Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) must be worn by anyone not able to swim and will be available for others who desire them to wear them. They are low profile and do not interfere with the rowing stroke. Additional PFDs and safety equipment will be carried in the coach’s launch for emergency situations. Some strength and fitness is an asset as rowing is a physical activity.
If there is poor weather, beginner-level rowers will participate in on-land training that may include the rowing machines, rowing tank, weights, and circuits. Sessions will run no matter the weather!