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Says Junior Rowing Program alumna (now attending college) Maya Star:

"Rowing has helped me maintain my focus when I'm stressed and exhausted. It has also helped me with my listening and coordinating skills. Crew has inspired me to work through the struggle and to never quit. It has taught me how to physically work harder than I ever have, emotionally express myself and push myself, and to mentally strive for my best. Crew has helped me to make choices that challenge myself and to work at my best effort. Rowing has also demanded tremendous commitment and time which has made me more aware of how to manage my time and organize myself around my goals."

ROWING

YOUTH
ADULTS
GROUPS

JUNIOR

Middle and High School students


JUNIOR COMPETITIVE ROWING

"Real Athletes Row"
Since 2004 Jack London Aquatic Center has been making the sport of rowing (also called "Crew") accessible to high school students from all over the East Bay.

We are dedicated to helping young people learn and appreciate the art of rowing and sculling while competing at the top level of competition.

The athletes from Freshmen to Senior years will be taught top level rowing within a safe and fun environment, ensuring they develop their rowing skills to the optimum level, while developing an appreciation of what it is to be competitive.  While our overarching goal is to prepare the rowers for the competitive season and to strive to be the best, the top priority of the program is to provide an opportunity for athletes to learn the value of mastering new skills, the virtues of teamwork and the thrill of racing.  We also look to have every athlete be noticed by the top colleges in the country by their senior year.


Season 2010/11

Varsity

Fall Season- $350 (+ $65 US Rowing Membership)

August 30th- November 20th

Winter Season- $300

November 29th- February 5th

Spring Season- $350

February 7th- May 7th

Novice

 

Fall Season- $350 (+$65 US Rowing Membership)

September 7th- November 20th

Winter Season- $300

November 29th- February 5th

Spring Season- $350

February 7th- May 7th


 

Coaches

Matt Pearce (Head Coach, Novice Girls)

Open House

Open House gives potential rowers and parents an opportunity to come in and see the facilities first hand and to meet members of the coaching staff, senior rowers and Rowing Support Group.

Dates

August 28th and 29th, 1-4pm

September 4th & 5th, 1-4pm


WHY JLAC?

International quality coaching

Most accessible East Bay rowing venue for Piedmont residents

Most affordable junior rowing program in the Bay Area

Family bonds can strengthen if parents participate in JLAC Masters rowing programs or Parent Booster Club

Parents can shop at Jack London Square only blocks away during sessions

Safe, open location with high year-round use by OPR, other aquatic clubs, business, government and non-profit agencies

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROWING

"There is nothing-absolutely nothing-half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." Wind in the Willows

Our newly-established Middle School Rowing Program is an extension of the vision we have for our Junior competitive Program. We provide young athletes from ages 12-14 the opportunity to learn the basics of rowing. While our overarching goal is to prepare the rowers for possible future participation in competitive rowing programs, the top priority of the Middle School Program is to provide an environment where kids can learn the value of mastering new skills, the virtues of teamwork, the fun of rowing and even the thrill of racing.

 

Season 2010/11

Fall Season- $245

September 20th- November 13th


Coaches

Matt Pearce (Head Coach), Melissa Chun (Coordinator)

Open House

Open House gives potential rowers and parents an opportunity to come in and see the facilities first hand and to meet members of the coaching staff, senior rowers and Rowing Support Group.

Dates

September 11th & 12th, 10-12pm

September 18th & 19th, 10-12pm


 

REGISTRATION

 

Registration for the upcoming 2010/11 season will available online soon.

Please contact us if you have any more questions or want to register directly.

What am I waiting for?!?  

Jack London Aquatic Center is dedicated to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from taking part in this amazing sport. If your son or daughter is afraid of the water and can't swim at a competent level then we offer free swimming lessons with our partners to get you on the water. Scholarships are also available for those athletes willing to commit to the program.

Scholarships: Partial or full scholarships and payment arrangements are available on request. Please contact Rowing Director Matt Pearce at 510.208.6060 or email [email protected]  

 



 

ADULTS

Learn-to-Row

Future Rower:

Thank you for your interest in Jack London Aquatic Center’s upcoming Learn to Row Class.  The class is schedule for Saturday, January 8 from 10-1 pm.  The cost is $50 and upon completion you will be welcomed by the Men’s and Women’s Master Rowing team representatives with information about our master rowing programs. Completion of this class will enable you to join the novice squad of our master rowing program.

NO experience necessary! A great way to start the New Year!

Details about the class:

    * Learn basic rowing skills on the rowing machine (erg)

    * Learn how to row in our training barge

    * Boat handling

To register, please go to

https://www.regattacentral.com/index.jsp?tab=ltr   

The link will take you to Regatta Central’s Learn to Row tab.  From there go to Jack London Aquatic Center and click on the link to show details.  This will lead you to the registration page.

For difficultly with registration or additional questions, please contact Sabrina at [email protected] or 925-330-1037.

 



Women's Masters
JLAC is looking for members to join our women's master rowing program. Sign-up for the Adult Learn-to-Row class and learn the basics.  Practices are year-round, three days a week. Be a part of this program and join the JLAC community.  Contact Sabrina Linden if you are interested: [email protected] or call JLAC at 510.208.6060.

 

Men's Masters

JLAC is excited to start our Master's Men's team!  The men will be practicing Wednesdays and Fridays from 6-7:30/8 AM, and potentially an additional optional erg team workout Monday mornings.  This team is open to any and all - experienced to never-in-a-boat newbies.  Contact JLAC if interested at [email protected] or 510.208.6060


Single Sculling 
Learn the basics of single sculling in our Maas Aeros. These are stable sculls used in open water rowing. This is a weekend course, and great for those who want to take on the rigors of individual rowing. Once you pass a sculling proficiency test, you are welcome to join JLAC's sculling group and go out on your own during the week.

Cost: $100 per session

2010 Session 8: 

Aug 21-22
Sat and Sun times:
9 AM - Noon
Class Full!


The August Learn to Scull class will be the last course of the year.  If you are interested in learning to scull, contact Matt Pearce, Rowing Director, at [email protected] or 510.208.6060

Sign me up!

GROUPS

Our training barge (see photo at top of page) accommodates 8-16 people plus coach, is very stable and can be used to teach even non-swimmers to row. The barge may be utilized as a team-building tool for board or staff retreats, either alone or in conjunction with the use of our Community Room. Please contact us for details.