Local club to participate in National Learn to Row Day


The Peachtree City Rowing Club will participate in the 17th annual National Learn to Row Day scheduled for Saturday, June 2, at the club’s facility on Lake McIntosh.

Sessions will begin every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and will include a brief tour of the club’s boathouse and equipment, a demonstration of rowing techniques on a stationary erg (rowing machine) and an opportunity to row with some of the club’s middle and high school crew in one of the club’s eight- or four-person racing shells.

National Learn to Row Day is sponsored by USRowing and Concept 2 and is held in rowing clubs and athletic clubs throughout the country the first Saturday in June to promote awareness and encourage participation in the sport of rowing.

“This area offers so much potential for those with previous rowing experience or those that are new to the sport of rowing,” said club president Quenton Gradek, who along with his wife Megan found PTCRC in 2015. “With access to no less than four water reservoirs in the immediate area, and the fact we have a dedicated facility on the shores of Lake McIntosh, our hope is we will see people of all ages wanting to participate in this sport.”

The club is also offering summer rowing clinics for middle and high school-age youth, programming for adults and masters, and individualized private lessons.

Additional information can be found at www.ptcrowing.org or by contacting rowptc@gmail.com.