Novice Program

2022 Spring Season Dates: January 10 – May 13
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 4:15pm to 6:45pm
Saturday Morning 7:30 – 11:00am

​​​​​​​​Our novice squad is made up of 9th through 12th grade boys and girls who are new to rowing or have not competed in a regatta in the previous year. We welcome all youth interested in trying a new sport. Rowers focus on physical conditioning, rowing technique, and teamwork, then gradually move into competition against other teams. Novice rowers get experience rowing with both sculling (two oars) and sweeping (one oar) and in a variety of boats.

Registration is now open for 2022! Click here to register

Questions? Please call (510) 499-3082 or contact the registrar at

PLEASE NOTE: ALL rowers must provide a swim ability certificate signed by a lifeguard on the first day of practice; rowers without a swim ability certificate will not be allowed on the water. Swim ability certificates available during the registration process or on the Join page.