Americans have always been determined to blaze new trails, whether wading through the waist-deep layer of tumbleweed covering Arizona or hacking through the petrified forest of national flags on the moon. Conquer the final frontier, water, with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for a three-hour rowing class for one (a $50 value)
- $45 for a three-hour rowing class for two (a $100 value)
The introductory Quick-Catch rowing class begins with an overview of rowing terminology followed by technique demonstration via video and rowing machine. The second hour of instruction engages students in stationary barge work, during which the class boards the barge's stable platform over the water and rehearses team rowing in a controlled setting. Finally, rowers spend the third hour parting the waters while rowing together on the sparkling marina waters of Eagle Creek Park. Each class holds 6–20 students and is offered several times a month.
Indianapolis Rowing Center
At any given time, the rowers making their synchronized strides across the Eagle Creek Reservoir could be adults or youths, Olympic-level competitive athletes or recreational paddlers out for exercise and sun. This variation in ages, backgrounds, and skill levels is in keeping with the Indianapolis Rowing Center's mission of popularizing the sport regardless of socioeconomic status or past experience. Upon opening the center in 1982 at Eagle Creek Park, the founders began to instill their nonprofit, Olympic-level training and competition knowhow unto rowers of all levels. Oarsmen buzz about the boathouse March–November, getting tips and taking lessons from a staff that includes a 2008 Beijing Olympian as well as collegiate-level competitors. Over time, the IRC has created a regional hub for rowing with its many programs for high-school, collegiate, and adult athletes as well as hosting collegiate rowing championships.