Novice Program (Beginner Athletes)

2023 Spring Season Dates: January 9th – May 9th, 2023

Novice Women:
Mo, Tu, We, Th, [4:15 PM – 6:45 PM]
Sat Morning [9:30 AM – 11:45 AM]

Novice Men: Tu, We, Th, Fri [4:15 PM – 6:45 PM]
Sat Morning [9:30 AM – 11:45 AM]


Our novice squad is made up of 9th through 12th grade boys and girls who are new to rowing. 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 Spring 2023! Click here to register

Questions? Please call (415) 672-3267 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.