Before Your First Lesson

Requirements to Complete Before Your First Day of Camp or Lesson

If your child is already a member, please make sure the membership has not expired.

Step 1: Become an active member of US Rowing. For insurance purposes, you must join US Rowing. To do this, log into the membership protal on the US Rowing website with your US Rowing member number or join for a new number. Make sure you use Admin Code EQC3N to link your membership with OAR, or write “Otsego Area Rowing” in the search window. This will put you on the roster where your coach can see your membership status.
Step 2: Sign the US Rowing Waiver. Log into the membership portal with your new member number.
Step 3: Complete and sign the OAR Membership Agreement
Step 4: Send a record of your COVID-19 vaccination to Dr. Laura Kilty (
Step 5: Print out and complete the OAR Swim Test Form. OR, if you are 18 years or older, you can fill out the Swimming Competency Self-Certification (anyone not completing one of the forms will have to wear a personal flotation device while on the water for safety reasons). If you have submitted a completed Swim Test Form in the past, you do not have to complete it again.
1. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing that is relatively close fitting but flexible. Wear clothes, shoes and socks that can get wet. Wear sun protection. A towel and an extra change of clothing are optional.
2. In case of inclement weather, your coach will call or text to determine whether to delay or reschedule your lesson. Unless you receive a phone call, you should expect that your class is still happening.
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