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ZLAC Masters Program

ZLAC Rowing Club offers women over the age of eighteen opportunities both to learn to row and to compete. We are committed to maintaining a positive environment and rowing experience for all women. We believe that rowing can be an on-going, lifelong sport for women with a range of abilities and interest levels.

The goal of program is to allow each athlete to develop her potential. We value:

  • Rowing skills
  • Team work
  • Fitness and strength
  • Competitive experience
  • Self-esteem

Our coaches endeavor to train every rower to reach her full potential, regardless of her initial level of skill and/or fitness. Rowing builds strength and fitness which in turn leads to a more positive rowing experience for all. All rowers are encouraged (but not required) to participate at the competitive level.

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Inexperienced rowers are asked to complete a learn to row class offered by ZLAC, Mission Bay Aquatic Center, or another rowing instruction provider prior to their participation with the team.

ZLAC also welcomes experienced rowers in the Open Age Group (18 – 21 yrs.) and in the Masters Categories (21+). All rowers may be boated for regattas after two months of participation with the team. The coach will individually assess new experienced rowers and will take into account prior experience, including on-the-water observations. Coxswains are welcome to begin working with ZLAC at any time, at no cost.

Our hope is to encourage women athletes to continue rowing beyond college by offering them excellent coaching and a team experience.

Members of the ZLAC Masters Rowing Team pay quarterly fees. Currently fees are:

  • Members Quarterly Coached Fee: $240
  • Non-members Quarterly Guest Fee $330
  • Dedicated coxswains are exempt from all fees.
  • ZLAC members pay applicable annual dues.
  • Discounted coaching fees are offered for rowers under 27; please inquire
  • For more detailed information about rowing fees, please contact Masters Team Captain

Participants must have a signed waiver and current swim test on file before joining the team.

Masters Coached Practice Schedule:

For questions about practice days and times, send an email to Masters Team Captain
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Rowers are identified for participation in regattas based on interest and skills. Some competitions will include a variety of line-ups composed of all interested rowers, while others, identified as select regattas, will be comprised of the most strategic line-up.

Interested rowers may indicate the regattas in which they would like to participate. Prior to signing up for a regatta, rowers should consider the following:

  • Commitment to attend practices (often including extra works-outs)
  • Availability (work/vacation schedules)
  • Positive attitude and flexibility (any boat, any seat, anytime!)

Boat line-ups are generally determined 2 to 6 weeks prior to the event and practice together. Rowers not participating in the competition continue to come to practice for a regular coached work-out.

We welcome adult women of all ages into our masters program.  Feel free to contact us with any questions by clicking on the button below for more information

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