Beginner Sculling on the Schuylkill
Ever wondered what it must be like to glide effortlessly along the Schuylkill River in a rowing shell? This Beginner/Advanced Beginner course will offer the fundamentals of proper sculling technique, safety and boat handling skills. Expect a total body workout from this strenuous sport that requires flexibility and stamina. (You must be able to swim to sign up for this course.)
|Dates:||September 18 - October 23, 2017 Check for other dates|
|Meets:||5:30 PM to 7:00 PM|
|Notes:||Wear sneakers, close fitting shorts or tights (such as Lycra) and no baggy t-shirts. Weather and special events may impact the schedule. Instructor will determine make-up dates and times as needed. DIRECTIONS TO PUBLIC DOCK Beginner Sculling on the Schuylkill launches from the Public Dock on Kelly Drive, between the East Park Canoe House and St. Joseph's University Boathouse (2200 Kelly Drive). If you are coming from the city, please note that the public dock is located on the Schuylkill just beyond Saint Joseph's University Boathouse on your left. This is about three miles upriver from boathouse row. If you are driving on Kelly Drive, driving away from the city, you will pass boathouse row on your left. Continue on Kelly Drive past the grandstands and the parking lot for the public dock will be between Saint Joseph's University boathouse and the East Park Canoe House. You cannot make a left into the lot so please continue down Kelly Drive to the next traffic light where you will be able to turn around, get back onto Kelly Drive and safely make the right into the parking lot. (You must go through the traffic light; if you turn at the light it will take you up the hill. Once you pass the first light you will see where you are able to turn right then make a left and another left to turn around to go the other way onto Kelly Drive.) If you are coming from Valley Forge & West: Take I-76 to Montgomery Drive & follow until the West River Drive. Make a left onto Falls Bridge & follow to Kelly Drive. Make a right and the public dock parking lot will be on the right, just past the East Park Canoe House and before St. Joseph's University Boathouse.|
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