certifications and service hours
To ensure the safety of our members, our equipment, and to promote a safe experience for everyone who uses the waterway, RCRC has created standards for use of Club equipment and facilities.
1. Swim Test Certification: all members must complete and stay up-to-date on their swim test.
2. Small Boat Certification: masters members who wish to row a boat without safety launch/coach supervision must additionally pass the Small Boat Certification.
Both certifications expire after 10 years.
RCRC will schedule group certification opportunities for the swim test and flip test portion of small boat certification several times in the year. Contact Arthur Ericsson to inquire when the next opportunity is or to schedule a certification prior to the next group.
Since RCRC’s founding as a grass-roots rowing club, the Club philosophy has been to keep membership as affordable as possible. While that makes rowing at RCRC more accessible, it also means the Club has limited funds to pay for maintenance and upkeep and relies on the participation of our members to keep RCRC safe and tidy, while continually improving our facility. To maintain this member-focused tradition, the club has established a Service Hours Policy. RCRC belongs to all who row here. Please help the club maintain its special spirit. Review the Service Hours policy and Club Calendar for service hour opportunities.
Service hours are not transferred between members nor carry over to the new membership year.
In lieu of service, members may pay $150 at the time of payment of annual membership dues ($15 per hour x 10 hours).
Club service hours not completed the end of the membership year will be charged to the member at an hourly rate of $15/hour. Select this option during membership renewal (under 'add ons")
If you have any questions regarding your completed service hours please email the Club Secretary.
Be sure to use the sign in/out log provided when volunteering so your hours are recorded.