Learn to Row Programs

Youth heading into grades 7-12 are eligible for 4-day summer camps that introduce the basics of the sport of rowing under the guidance of highly trained coaches. As we did last year, Central Ohio Rowing (formerly Dublin Crew) will hold one-week Learn to Row sessions in June and July, followed by a 4-day supplemental session for anyone who completes one of the first four 2018 sessions with times and registration information below.

All sessions take place at Griggs Reservoir on the Scioto River, 2933 Riverside Dr., Columbus, OH  43221

If you have any questions about Learn to Row, please feel free to contact us.

Why learn to row?

  • A great team sport; promotes coordination and collaboration
  • Awesome workout in a safe, non-contact environment
  • Builds flexibility, physical stamina, and mental toughness
  • Serious rowers have a good chance of earning a college scholarship
  • No prior experience necessary to learn to row
  • It’s FUN!

Why row with Central Ohio Rowing (COR)?

  • Open to students from all school systems in greater Columbus and central Ohio; our current rowers represent over five different school districts
  • The oldest school-aged club rowing team in Columbus/central Ohio (formerly Dublin Crew)
  • The first crew club in Central Ohio to align with a dedicated sports medicine healthcare provider with our partnership with OSU Sports Medicine.
  • COR’s Mission: To inspire and enable our members to achieve excellence in the sport of rowing and in life

earn to Row Sessions for Summer 2019: (Registration opens April 14, 2019).

SESSION 1 (INTRO)    Dates: June 3-6, 2019    Time: 6-8 pm    Cost: $75 (includes team T-shirt)   Max 25 participants

SESSION 2 (INTRO)   Dates: June 10-13, 2019    Time: 6-8 pm    Cost: $75 (includes team T-shirt)   Max 25 participants

SESSION 3 (INTRO)   Dates: June 17-20, 2019    Time: 6-8 pm    Cost: $75 (includes team T-shirt)   Max 25 participants

SESSION 4 (INTRO)   Dates: June 24-27, 2019    Time: 6-8 pm    Cost: $75 (includes team T-shirt)   Max 25 participants

Curriculum for Sessions 1, 2, 3, & 4. The expectation is rowers will receive two days of instruction on land, followed by two days of hands-on experience in the boats on the water. (Rowers who want more time on the water can sign up for additional sessions.)

SESSION 5 (ADVANCED)    Dates: July 8-18, 2019 (M,W,Th – 6 days total)    Time: 6-8 pm   Cost: $125 – REGISTRATION OPENS ON JUNE 17   Max 32 participants

Curriculum for Session 5: This session is only for rowers who complete Sessions 1, 2, 3, and/or 4. The expectation is that all four days will be spent on the water.


Central Ohio Rowing (COR) utilizes RegattaCentral exclusively for all registration and related fee payments; this system will enable you to complete the required waiver and medical authorization forms, too.

If you have registered your child for COR in the previous 12 months, you do not need to complete the waiver and the medical authorization, unless there has been a change in your child’s health during that period. Please contact us if you have any questions.



OSU Sports Medicine is the official health care provider to Central Ohio Rowing (COR)/Dublin Crew – a first in the Central Ohio rowing community. For our athletes:

  • A duly licensed athletic trainer from OSU Sports Medicine is available to provide weekly injury checks at the erg room and/or river. (Times and squad checks will vary throughout the season.)
  • Team members will have timely access to physician appointments at OSU Sports Medicine.
  • OSU Sports Medicine may be visible at regattas and other events of COR.