Learn To Row on the Genesee!

Our six week introductory program will get you outside and on the water. We will teach you technique, teamwork, and training essentials. This program will not only lay the ground work for bigger and better things in rowing. It will boost your metabolism, sharpen your senses and create for you a new normal in fitness.

Dates and Times

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 6 – 8 pm
  • Monday 9/11 – Wednesday 8/4


  • $160

A few notes… it is important to try to attend each class during a Learn-to-Row progression. Your knowledge base and skills build quickly with constant attendance. Plus, it is difficult to row a boat with only 7 people on board! Basic swimming and water treading skills are also an important background to having a fun and safe rowing experience

Class space is limited. Feel free to call or email us with questions!

Fall Learn To Row –  9/11 – 10/4

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Your Coach: Liz Kowalke

Liz has rowed, raced and coached with various clubs in Rochester. She teaches Learn-to-Row at GWC. Liz is a certified Level II USRowing Coach, coached at Pittsford Crew for five years and is currently an assistant coach with McQuaid’s Friends of Scholastic Rowing team. She is also an assistant coach with NAIADES Oncology Rowing.

Liz’s professional background is in Clinical Psychology, with an MFCC, and additional clinical and psychoanalytic graduate work. Liz appreciates the privilege of exploring human nature and enjoys coaching as a natural extension.