Learn to Row Classes


Great Workouts, Beautiful Views, Amazing Friendships

Nearly 20 years of teaching adult rowers!


Designed for individuals that have little to no rowing experience or background, the famous Lake Union Crew Learn to Row program is offered year around. This 4-week experience includes:

  • Fun and fitness on the water, rain or shine
  • Indoor training instruction on the ergometer (indoor rowing machine)
  • Boat handling, launching and maneuvering
  • Breakdown of the rowing stroke and expert tips on improving your technique
  • Well experienced coaching, 3 sessions per week
  • Readiness to enter one of our year-around programs



At the conclusion of the Learn to Row program, you’ll be fully prepared to enter into one of our many year-around morning or evening programs to continue your training. You’ll be able to mix and match your sessions to suit your schedule and get on the water as much as you want!

Further, you’ll have learned everything you need to know to get a full body workout each and every time you set foot in the boat. And best of all, because you are on the water and surrounded by a team of new, interesting people, you’ll be motivated (dare we say thrilled!) to attend as much you can, helping you achieve your fitness goals.

Whatever your reason for wanting to row, Lake Union Crew offers a positive and unique experience that you are not likely to forget. Just take a look our rowers in action!

Here are a few testimonials from our recent Learn to Row graduates.

Awesome Awesome Awesome! I had no idea what a great workout rowing would be. And I’ve made so many new friends! ~Nikki

I’ve had trouble sticking to the gym in the past. Not anymore! Now I live to get on the water. LUC’s flexible programs make it easy and I’m in the best shape of my life! ~CJ



Secure your spot soon! Classes fill up quickly.

Morning Session – Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00-9:30 am

Jan 28th – Feb 22nd Register
Feb 25th – Mar 22nd Register
Mar 25th- Apr 19th Register
Apr 22nd – May 17th Register
May 20th – Jun 14th – Register
November 12 – December 10, 2018 – Register

Evening Session I – Tue, Thu 6:30-8:00 pm, Sat 9:30-11:00 am

Jan 29th – Feb 23rd Register
Feb 26th – Mar 23rd Register
Mar 26th – Apr 20th  Register
Apr 23rd – May 18th Register
May 21st – Jun 15th Register
November 13 – December 11, 2018 – Register

Evening Session II – Mon, Wed 6:30-8:00 pm, Sat 8:00-9:30 am

June 25 – July 21, 2018 – Register
July 23 – August 18, 2018 – Register
August 20 – September 17, 2018 – Register


View all available learn to row programs here. If you like to come prepared, read about basic rowing terminology, the stroke sequence and our FAQ.

If you have questions, please contact us.


Give the gift of Learn to Row! Lake Union Crew offers gift certificates for the future rowers in your life. Order a gift certificate online today!