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Learn to Row

Get started the right way

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Open to young men and women in grades 9-12

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Train and compete with LLRC


Our Junior Program is open to athletes just finishing 8th grade through 12th grade. 

No previous rowing experience is needed. Our coaching staff will help you learn the basics of rowing and you will continue to develop your skills to reach individual and team goals. 
Our Juniors are taught "Sculling" technique - which is rowing with 2 oars; as opposed to rowing with a single oar on one side of the boat (sweep rowing).

Spring / Summer : April 10th- Aug 23.

April will be a mix of indoor and outdoor training until we can consistently be on the water.
Times: April/ May 4:15 pm and 5:30 pm Mon-Thurs; and Saturdays 8:30 and 10 am.
 Our LLRC Coach will give you more specifics each week. 
Total Cost: $1255 including membership


Summer Session: Starting June 12

Monday thru Thursdays 8-9:30 am9:30 -11 am.
Saturdays 8:30-10/ 10-11:30 am
Beginner rowers will have specific coaching and instruction the first 2 weeks on the water and Saturdays, until ready to be merged into practice with our experienced rowers. These will be required practices, as rowing is a progressive sport to learn rowing technique, and each session will build on the previous. 
Cost: $750 (includes LLRC membership)
Competitions: Our Juniors travel to regattas both locally and internationally. Please have your passports up to date. Regatta dates can be found here: (link to regatta dates).
Regatta expenses are in addition to our program fees, and it is the responsibility of each family to provide transportation/ housing for their rower.  More information can be found here (link to Regatta info page/ Travel Guidelines)

Adult Rowing "Masters"

Adults Program:
We invite you to join our adult rowing program!
Our programs for adult rowers accommodate a wide range of abilities, from beginners to experienced rowers (Masters), even those who may be to returning to the sport after rowing in college or just for recreation.
We offer fitness, fun as well as opportunities to compete, for those who are interested in participating in regattas.
Our adults meet for coached on-the-water practices Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm , and Saturdays @ 7 am in May, in June we switch to 6-7:30 pm
Adults can also row independently, during non practice hours.  Approval & Equipment Orientation by Head Coach is required.
Adult Rowing:
May: Mon/ Wed 6:30 -8pm, Sat 7 am
June- Aug: 6-7:30 pm, Sat 7 am
Sept/ Oct- evening times may be earlier based on sunset, Sat. 7 am
Cost: $430 Annual Membership- required for all rowers. Covers cost of use of equipment and maintenance.
Coaching fees: $250 for May thru October.

On the water training together with a coach

• Goals include fun, fitness, camaraderie and improving rowing technique

• Opportunities for competition if desired!

Membership PLUS Masters/Adult Program Fees must be paid in full prior to participation


Summer College Membership: $250 June thru August; available to any current collegiate rower. Membership includes the option to attend our LLRC Masters practices on Monday and Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 pm (starting June 12 @ 6pm) , and Saturday mornings @ 7am . College rowers are also allowed to row independently during non practice times, once approved by LLRC Head Coach and completion of an equipment orientation. Additional private lessons may be needed for collegiate sweep rowers to switch to sculling technique.


LLRCrew Masters and college rowers are welcome to participate in any regattas the junior rowers travel to that host Masters events. Masters will share the cost of gas/vehicle for transporting boats to regattas, as well as coach’s hotel room, etc.  LLRCrew Masters will  focus on 4 regattas in 2017: Nokomis, Duluth, NWIRA at Lake Elmo and Head of the Mississippi.



Be sure you have a valid passport. They are required for all rowers and family members who wish to attend any of the Canadian regattas. Please check your passport NOW to be sure that it is up-to-date!

Optional LLRCrew Apparel

We have new hats, shirts, fleece, etc. for both rowers and LLRCrew fans. This storefront will be posted on our website and open all season long! 10% of proceeds come back to LLRCrew!


Boats and oars are assigned by Coach to each rower. Rowing Equipment is VERY expensive. Please treat it with care. We need to keep all rowing equipment in optimal condition so we can keep all rowers on the water. Please report any equipment issues to the Coach. Our equipment damage policy can be found on our website.

LLRCrew Team Gear

LLRCrew uniforms are required for competing at the NWIRA's, but not for other regattas. Team Uni's, rowing jackets, vests, rowing shorts and 1/4 zip tech shirts will be available for a one time order through JLRacing. Storefront link will be posted on our website. An announcement will be made when the storefront opens and orders can be placed. Orders will arrive in time for the first all-team regatta mid June.

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How to Start Rowing!

We welcome you to discover the joys and excitement of rowing with our learn to row options!

We offer a few different avenues to help you get started!
Youth: Ages 11 yo + 
Intro to Rowing with our Community Education classes!
Is your child interested in the great sport of rowing?   This camp is a way for interested youth to be introduced to the sport of rowing and learn the basics!  Participant must be 11 years of age or older.  Lessons include time in a team boat, as well as a single boat.
  • June 19-22nd @ 3-4:30 pm (rain date June 26)
  • July 24-27 @ 9:30-11:00am (rain date July 31)
  • $150 for each class
Juniors (completed 8th grade thru 12th grade)  Season starts April 12th, with first 2 weeks devoted for new beginners to learn; before joining in with juniors team. More info here/ link.
1)  Lessons: We offer private and small group  rowing lessons . Check our front page of our website; mid page for  section on Private Lessons and the Acuity Scheduling link. You can schedule your own private lesson or grab a group of friends for small group lessons together!  We suggest at least 4 lessons to be at a level ready to join in with our masters group.
Lesson costs:
Individual:        $60/ hour. 4 Lesson package: $240.
                          For novice (new) rowers interested in joining our LLRC Adult Masters program; after finishing 4 lessons; we will waive your fees ($250)  to join our Adult Rowing Group coaching.  LLRC Annual Membership Dues of $430 are still required to join LLRC!
Small group: please note "duo" and "trio" lessons can not be scheduled on the Fridays thru Mondays of our regatta weeekends (June 17, June 24, July 15, July 29, Aug 12)
   duo: $90 / hour ($45 per person)
   trio: $125/ hour ($42 per person)
2) Community Education:
 Learn to Row (LTR) classes: June13,15,20, 22- filled
 July 27, Aug 1,3,8
 small groups of 8
Time: 6- 7:30 pm
Cost: $150. This is currently on our website and open for registration.
If you take a Community Education Learn to Row  session; we encourage you to progress  to our level 2 Learn to Row Comm Ed class; July 18, 20, 25, 27 @ 6-7:30 pm.
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About Long Lake Rowing

Long Lake Rowing Crew (LLRC) was founded in 2014 by a committed group of local parents and rowers who had a vision for the sport of rowing on Long Lake--a body of water that is ideally suited to the sport given it's perfect size and well-protected waters.  We are thankful for the generous support of both the City of Long Lake and the City of Orono, and many local government and business leaders who helped pave the way to bring this beautiful sport to our community!
The mission of Long Lake Rowing Crew is  "to provide a safe, inspiring and educational opportunity for people of all ages to learn, enjoy and excel in the sport of rowing. LLRCrew is a volunteer-driven, non-profit club committed to knowledgeable instruction, personal and competitive achievement, and the well-being of its members and the greater Long Lake community."

The club is a member in good standing of the US Rowing Association (LINK) as well as the Northwest International Rowing Association (NWIRA), (LINK) a regional association of Canadian and American rowing clubs of the Upper Midwest United States and Western Canada.
LLRC currently has 40 youth and master (adult) rowers from Long Lake, Orono, Maple Plain, Independence, Delano, Wayzata, Plymouth, and from as far away as Minneapolis and Edina. We have junior rowers from many different metro-area schools, including Orono, Wayzata, Blake, Breck, Providence and Minnetonka, to name a few.
In just 3 short years, we have introduced 60+ new rowers to the sport and our juniors have had many successes in the competitive world of rowing, within our own midwest region and in national competitions.  Many of our youth rowers go on to row on scholarship in elite collegiate rowing programs.  Past LLRC recruits have rowed for University of Washington, Notre Dame, University of Minnesota, Williams College, Boston University, and University of Virginia. One of our rowers has even made it to the ranks of the Women’s US National Rowing Team and competed in the U23 World Championships this past year.
We offer many opportunities for youth and adults to learn how to row, including:  private lessons, community education classes as well as our popular juniors learn-to-row and adult learn-to-row programs.
We are located on the south shore of Long Lake at Birch's on the Lake Restaurant, 1310 Wayzata Blvd., Long Lake, MN 55356
LLRC is a non-profit, 501 3C organization.