Being the best rowing team requires core strength, teamwork, and a highly trained squad of dolphin saboteurs. Get the dolphin-free competitive edge with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one-month of unlimited coached rowing classes (a $50 value), admission to a two-week summer rowing session for grades 7–12 (a $75 value), a one-week summer rowing session for grades 7–12 (a $100 value) or admission to one summer rowing session for grades 2–6 (up to a $100 value) at Steel City Rowing Club in Verona. Click here for a list of coached practice times and summer session dates.
Steel City Rowing Club imparts sweeping and sculling competence on youth and adult rowers with classes designed to gradually build up confidence and ability. Certified coaches lead land and water training sessions that familiarize participants with the equipment and techniques used in rowing and foster a reliance on teamwork, a pivotal component in mastering mid-river games of musical chairs. Indoor rowing sessions build endurance and stability with rowing-machine practice, weight and core training, and yoga. Rowers then apply newly acquired skills amid the scenic, undeveloped wetlands of the Allegheny River, with training in multipassenger rowing shells as well as kayaks, canoes, and inflatable manatees. Each session holds a maximum of 32 students, with at least one coach per 16 rowers.
Steel City Rowing Club also offers one- and two-week summer rowing sessions for youngsters in grades 2–12. Students in grades 7–12 pummel hapless waves as a team in a multi-passenger rowing shell while brandishing oars to fend off charging sirens. Younger rowers experience the joys of aquatic self-reliance, learning individual sculling strategies in kayaks or recreational rowing boats.
101 Arch St.
Verona, Pennsylvania 15147