Learn to Row
Get started the right way
Open to young men and women in grades 9-12
Train and compete with LLRC
Our Junior Program is open to athletes just finishing 8th grade through 12th grade.
Spring / Summer : April 10th- Aug 23.
Summer Session: Starting June 12
Adult Rowing "Masters"
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.
GENERAL INFORMATION :
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.
How to Start Rowing!
We welcome you to discover the joys and excitement of rowing with our learn to row options!
- 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
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.