Learn to Sweep

Learn to Sweep is a 3-day adult learn-to-row class, designed to teach the basics of rowing in large team boats with each rower having one oar. This is the style of rowing described in A Most Beautiful Thing and The Boys in the Boat. After a class, many rowers are ready to move to a Masters Green team or join our Masters Blue Team.

2023 Learn to Sweep Class Details


Two rowers must register for the camp to run. If fewer register, the camp will be canceled with fees reimbursed.

BRC uses the iCrew team management platform to manage registrations, process payments, and obtain all required documentation. Upon your first login you will be required to create a profile before you can register for any BRC programming. Once registered and prior to your first practice you will need to e-sign the Participation AgreementCode of Conduct  and USRowing waiver located in the “My Documents” section of your iCrew account.

What To Bring

Required Gear
  • Athletic clothing
    • Close-fitting
    • Bright, high-visibility
    • Moisture-wicking
    • Non-cotton, spandex
  • Socks
  • Water shoes or sandals
  • Water bottle
Recommended Gear
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra layers or a jacket
  • Spare change of clothes/socks
  • Athletic sneakers/trainers
  • Snacks
  • Insect repellent