Allatoona Rowing Association
offers competitive and recreational Olympic-style rowing
for youth (ages 12-18) and adults, on beautiful Lake Allatoona. Sculling (two oars) and sweep rowing (one oar) are available. ARA's Rowing Park is located within Cherokee Mills Park at 6900 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock, GA.
Youth Learn to Row Camps will be conducted every summer. The
5-day coed youth camps (ages 12-18) are held on Monday through Friday, in the mornings, 7:30-9:30am. Participants will spend time on rowing machines and in boats, practicing the rowing stroke and learning the details of how to move a boat effectively. By the end of camp, participants will know the basics of rowing. Completion of the camp will allow athletes to progress to membership in Allatoona Rowing Association, joining the novice youth rowing program.
All participants must be competent swimmers with the ability to remain afloat for 10 minutes, swim 50 feet and put on a life vest.
2024 Youth Learn to Row Camp dates
The 4-day coed Adult Learn to Row Classes occur in the summer. The Learn to Row Classes will be conducted over three evenings and Saturday morning. On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, sessions will be held at 6:00-8:00 pm. On Saturday mornings, sessions will be held at 7:30-9:30 am. Participants will practice on rowing machines and in boats, learning the body sequencing of the rowing stroke, and the details of how to move a boat effectively. By the end of the 4-day class, participants will know the basics of rowing. After completing the Adult Learn to Row Classes, participants may progress to membership in ARA and continue with the novice masters (adult) rowing program.
All participants must be competent swimmers with the ability to remain afloat for 10 minutes, swim 50 feet and put on a life vest. Participants should be able to lift 30 lbs. overhead.
2024 Adult Learn to Row Classes
ARA offers ongoing youth and adult rowing teams, and recreational rowing, for novices (first year rowers) and experienced rowers, through membership in the club. Individuals may join the club after completion of a Youth Camp or an Adult Learn to Row Class, or with previous rowing experience and a skills assessment. All programs are coached.
ARA also offers coached winter land-training opportunities for club members. Training will include rowing on rowing machines (ergs), body circuits and weight training, conducted at Strive Health and Fitness in Woodstock. Winter training begins in December and concludes at the end of February.
For more information about membership in ARA and/or winter training, please contact ARA through the "contact us" link below.
Allatoona Rowing Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which exists to promote the sport of amateur rowing, and to educate, train and develop skilled and competitive rowers. Tax ID# 47-4399524. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Please note that payments for services are not tax deductible.