Minnesota Boat Club   Rowing in St. Paul since 1870

High School Learn to Row

Are you looking for a new challenge?  A whole new sport?  Or just a way to cross-train for a sport you already love?  Rowing might be your answer!

In our one-day classes you will get a great introduction to rowing.  The class starts indoors on a rowing machine, then moves into our rowing barge on the Mississippi River. 

If you enjoy your 1st day and want more, we invite you to row with our high school  team for the week following your class, at no additional cost!  After that, you will be eligible to join our Junior team, which trains and competes throughout the summer and fall.  The coach can give you all the details about the team's schedules and fees.

2015 Schedule

We are offering 3 Introductory classes in 2015:

  • Saturday May 23, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday June 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday August 29, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

                      Click here to REGISTER for a High School class!

General Information


Students must be able to swim and/or tread water for 15 minutes.

Students must be 13 to 18 years old.  (If you're older than 18, check out our adult Learn to Row classes.)

Class Size

Each session will have 8 to 12 students and 1 or 2 instructors.


Meet at the Minnesota Boat Club, on Raspberry Island (under the Wabasha Street bridge) in St Paul. Please check the directions under "Contact" on our  home page.

What to Wear/Bring

Wear old tennis shoes or other stable footwear.  (No sandles or flipflops.)  You should also wear fitted shorts, like Spandex, because looser clothes can get stuck in the moving parts of the rowing machines and boats.  If you have a water bottle it's good to bring it.  There is water available at the club.

Course Fee

The fee for each High School Learn To Row session is $45.

Waiting List

If the session you wanted to take is full, you can register and be placed on the waiting list.  If a space opens up, we will contact you to confirm your interest BEFORE you are charged anything or placed in the class.

Refund Policy

You can receive a full refund if you cancel your enrollment more than two weeks prior to your session. You will receive a 50% refund ($22) if you cancel 8 to 14 days before the start of your session. No refund will be given if you cancel during the week before you session.

Contact Us

For registration questions, email learntorow@boatclub.org.

For any other questions, please contact coach Miriam at miriambaer@comcast.net or 651-338-5891.