Rowing membership is open to all Quad Cities YMCA members for an additional fee. Rowing membership allows for full use of the Sylvan Boathouse facilities and equipment. YMCA members are invited to participate in rowing programs on the Mississippi River. The Sylvan Boathouse facilities and equipment are open to Y members who are also members of the rowing program. Boat storage space is available for an additional fee. Training is available year-round.
4-Month Fee: $150 per YMCA member, available in the winter only, beginning November 1 through January 15 for use of boathouse facilities, ergometers and other fitness equipment.
Rowing members may use Y boats and oars or provide their own equipment. Boat storage is available for an annual fee of $200.
SYLVAN BOATHOUSE HOURS
June - August
Monday - Friday 4:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
September - May
Monday - Friday 4:00 am - 7:00 pm (5:00 am - 7:00 pm beginning December 1, 2018)
Saturday - Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Learn to Row
Rowing is a sport like no other, a true challenge to the mind and body. At its best, rowing is all about individuals working in perfect rhythm to make their boat move amazingly fast. Over a period of five weeks, the experienced coaches of Y Quad Cities Rowing will provide you with an introduction to all aspects of rowing.
Learn-to-Row classes are held several times a year and open to anyone in the community. During the five-week session, you will learn sweep rowing, boat handling and safety, rowing vocabulary, good general exercise practices and, of course, how to row on the Mighty Mississippi!
Click here for upcoming learn-to-row sessions.
Adaptive Rowing is for individuals with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. The equipment is adapted to allow a person with a disability to row.
Adaptive sessions begin with rowing techniques on an ergometer (rowing machine) and progress to rowing on the water once proper technique and safety skills have been learned. Basic adaptive equipment includes a fixed seat on the erg or boat and transfer boxes to assist with transfers to and from a wheelchair. To inquire about upcoming Adaptive Rowing sessions, contact Amy Johnson at (309) 762-6030.
Corporate Row Teambuilding
Each individual in a boat is vital to the direction of the team and the balance of the boat. Ultimately, success is achieved through teamwork and patience. Rowing can be done by virtually anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. A rowing adventure can benefit your team through exercise, social interaction and a delightful waterfront atmosphere. The synergy developed through this rowing experience will benefit your company, association, organization or alumni group in ways you didn’t know were possible!
To learn more about Corporate Team-Building opportunities, contact Amy Johnson at (309) 762-6030