Adult members must be eighteen years or older, and not in a current high school or club program. You must know how to (and be able to demonstrate) an ability to swim, and have no physical limitations that would prevent them from rowing. Members must also be willing to follow club rules.
Please email BachelorsBargeClub@drexel.edu and we will get back to you to let you know if membership spaces are available. If so, you will make an appointment with a BBC coach for a boathouse orientation and skills evaluation. If you are new to the sport, there are two possible routes to begin your rowing journey. We offer group learn to row classes, as well as private lessons.
You will need to download a waiver and info sheet and bring them with you to your first session. Space is limited, so we encourage those with interest to apply early in each season. If we do not have any openings, those interested will be put on a waiting list.
After joining, Members will receive a handbook that explains the history, aims and all the rules of the club. Members will also be provided a key to the boathouse. Initial rowing lessons are all in “gigs”, one-person training boats. After about five or six lessons, most people are ready to row on their own. After 50 miles, new Members are allowed to row in team boats. After about 200 miles in a gig, most people are reevaluated by a coach and may be “promoted” to a more advanced rowing shell. If a new Member has sculling experience, an exception to these guidelines may be made.
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