What Is Masters Rowing?
Masters are rowers aged 23 years+. The Arch City Masters team is currently comprised of members varying in ages from 30 to 65. Some members rowed competitively in high school and/or college, and many started rowing with us!
Who Can Row Masters?
The Arch City Masters team welcomes both experienced rowers and those who want to learn to row, ages 23+.
Members of the Arch City Masters team row for a variety of reasons:
Where Do You Row?
The Arch City Masters team rows on Alum Creek in Delaware County. We also have an in-door conditioning room for erging and yoga in Lewis Center.
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What Type of Boats Do You Row?
The Arch City Masters are sweep rowers ( meaning one oar per rower) and the boats are referred to as shells. We currently row two types of shells:
How Often Do You Practice?
On-Water Rowing (April - November)
Arch City Masters practice 1-2 times/week between Memorial Day and Labor Day, otherwise 2-3 times/week in spring and fall. On-water practices generally are held a couple of weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. When the weather prevents us from rowing on the water, we move practice indoors and condition on the ergs (rowing machines).
Indoor/Erging (November- March)
When regatta season ends and it is too dark to row, we move indoors on the erg machines. Erg room practices generally are held a couple of weekday evenings, 7 pm - 8 pm and Saturday mornings 8:45 am -9:45 am. On-water practices will resume once the ice is off the lake and the temperature is deemed warm enough.
Do You Compete in Regattas?
Competing in regattas is not required, although encouraged! We typically enter 2-3 summer/fall regattas (see below).
When not racing, Arch City Masters team members are encouraged to volunteer to help out at the docks at regattas. It is a fun atmosphere!
Midwest Summer Sprints - Dillon Lake, Nashport, OH
Columbus Fall Classic - Hoover Reservoir, Columbus, OH
Speakmon Memorial Regatta - Griggs Reservoir, Columbus, OH
What are the Rowing Seasons?
What are the Fees?
The $1,200 annual fee covers the cost of coaching, conditioning, boat and equipment maintenance , erg room rental, storage, and race fees.
How Do I Get Started?
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For more information about the sport of rowing, please visit US Rowing's webpage: Rowing 101