Summer Schedule


Summer Classes

Class registration begins April 20th for Tempe Residents and April 27th for non-residents.

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Float Test - Rowing Only (Not SUP or Kayaking)
All rowing participants must complete a 10-minute float test and watch a U.S. Rowing Safety Video (does not include paddling classes). If you have rowing experience but are new to the City of Tempe Rowing Program, you must fulfill this requirement. For additional information, please contact the Boating Office at 480-350-8069.

Rowers 18 years and older are eligible to participate in the following skill levels:
Beginner: Learn to Row is the starting point for new rowers. Rowers will be in bigger boats and learn at a steady pace throughout the class.
Advanced: Open Rowing and Sculling focuses on rowing for fitness and technical growth with an option of racing at local and regional regattas.

Adult Rowing Classes - Age 18+

Adult Learn to Row

This class will introduce the basics of rowing, safety and boat-handling. Proper rowing technique and initial fitness development are stressed. Participants must pass the 10-minute float test and have a basic level of fitness. The first class will consist of a float test and safety video presentation. Attendance at the first three classes is mandatory. 480-350-8069
Bar Code 44696       Sat &Sun       5/30-6/28       6:30-8:30 a.m.           $120
Bar Code 44647       Tues & Thurs            6/2-7/2            5:45-7:45 p.m.           $120
Bar Code 44648       Sat & Sun      7/11-8/2          6:30-8:30 a.m.           $108
                               Thurs  7/9       6-7:30 p.m.    Float Test     KRC
Bar Code 44649       Tues & Thurs            7/7-8/6            5:45-7:45 p.m.           $120

Adult Open Rowing and Sculling

This session brings experienced rowers together and is designed with athletes in mind. Sweep-rowers and scullers may try either discipline; class utilizes cross-training, video analysis and flexibility, and focuses on a high-level of rowing. Sign up on Wednesdays for a land training opportunity! Prerequisite: Learn to Row or commensurate experience. 480-350-8069
Bar Code 44686       Tues   6/2-8/4            5:45-7:45 p.m.           $88
Bar Code 44697       Wed    6/3-8/5            6:30-7:30 p.m.           $60
Bar Code 44687       Thurs  6/4-8/6            5:45-7:45 p.m.           $88
Bar Code 44698       Sat      5/30-8/1          6-8 a.m.          $80
Bar Code 44699       Sun    5/31-8/2          6-8 a.m.          $88

Drop-in Erg Fitness

Looking for a great workout? Drop by the marina and try one of the best workouts around. No need to register, just bring cash or a check made out to the City of Tempe to the SRP Tempe Town Lake Marina at 550 E. Tempe Town Lake. Workouts will be tailored to the individual. No experience necessary. Fee: Pay as you go $10 per class. 480-350-8069
NO CODE     Wed    6/3-8/5       6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tempe Town Lake Rowing Club 

Designed for advanced rowers to use equipment during non-program hours. Once joining the club, participants may check-out equipment during club times and train. Prerequisites: Coordinator permission and a successful re-entry test. Club Fee: $60/year and $20/month to be an active member. To register, contact the Boating Office at 480-350-8069.
NO CODE     Tues-Fri         6/2       5:30-7 a.m.

Adult Paddling Classes- Age 18+

Kayak Fitness

This is a perfect class for beginner to intermediate paddlers. Geared toward on-the-water fitness and games with a focus on basic strokes and maneuvers, this class is the perfect mix of on-the-water fun and fitness! Kayak, personal floatation device and paddle are provided. Fee: $70. 480-350-8069
Bar Code 44680       Sat      6/6-6/27          8 -10 a.m.
Bar Code 44681       Tues   6/2-6/23          5:45-7:45 p.m.
Bar Code 44682       Sat      7/11-8/1          8-10 a.m.
Bar Code 44683       Tues   7/7-7/28          5:45-7:45 p.m.

Essentials of Kayak Touring

Developed by ACA certified kayak instructors, this class is appropriate for all experience levels. Taught in touring boats (sea kayaks), focusing on advanced stroke techniques and maneuvers, kayak fitness and rescues, this class will challenge you to learn and refine your skills in a fun environment. Kayak, personal floatation device and paddle are provided. Fee $80 480-350-8069
Bar Code 44654       Sat      6/6-6/27          6:30-8:30 a.m.
Bar Code 44655       Thurs  6/4-6/25          5:45-7:45 p.m.
Bar Code 44656       Sat      7/11-8/1          6:30-8:30 a.m.
Bar Code 44657       Thurs  7/9-7/30          5:45-7:45 p.m. 

Glow Paddle

The wildest and brightest Glow Paddle on Tempe Town Lake! Join us for a night under the stars while we glow and glide across the water. In addition to all necessary kayaking equipment, participants will receive glow in the dark accessories. Feel free to wear glow in the dark clothing items that you don’t mind getting wet. Adult Fee: $30; Youth ages 10-17 Fee:$15. Youth must be accompanies by the adult. Space is limited and you must register in advance. 480-350-8069
Bar Code 44659       10 yrs+          Fri       6/19    7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bar Code 44660       10 yrs+          Fri       7/17    7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bar Code 44661       10 yrs+          Fri       8/7       7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Moonlight Kayak

Spend an enjoyable evening on Tempe Town Lake while paddling in the moonlight. No experience necessary. Bring clothes you don’t mind getting wet, a towel, dry clothes and prepare to howl at the moon! All necessary equipment will be provided. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Fee: $30. Space is limited and you must register in advance. 480-350-8069
Bar Code 44684       18 yrs+           Fri       6/5       7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bar Code 44685       18 yrs+           Fri       7/3       7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bar Code 44718       18 yrs+           Fri       7/31    7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bar Code 44719       18 yrs+           Fri       8/28    7:30-9:30 p.m.

Introduction to Stand up Paddling

Join the fastest-growing watersport in the country. No experience is necessary; this class will teach you the basics of Stand-Up Paddling. All necessary equipment is provided. Fee: $27. 480-350-8069
Bar Code 44662       Tues   6/2       5:45-7:15 p.m.
Bar Code 44663       Sat      6/6       7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44664       Tues   6/9       5:45-7:15 p.m.
Bar Code 44665       Sat      6/13    7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44666       Tues   6/16    5:45-7:15 p.m.
Bar Code 44667       Sat      6/20    7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44668       Tues   6/23    5:45-7:15 p.m.
Bar Code 44669       Sat      6/27    7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44720       Tues   6/30    5:45-7:15 p.m.
Bar Code 44670       Tues   7/7       5:45-7:15 p.m.
Bar Code 44671       Sat      7/11    7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44672       Tues    7/14    5:45-7:15 p.m.
Bar Code 44673       Sat      7/18    7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44674       Tues   7/21    5:45-7:15 p.m.
Bar Code 44675       Sat      7/25    7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44676       Tues    7/28    5:45-7:15 p.m.
Bar Code 44677       Sat      8/1       7:30-9 a.m.

SUP (Stand-Up Paddling) Fitness

Once you have learned the basics of SUP, stay in shape by taking SUP Fitness. This class will focus on fitness and advanced paddling technique. Prerequisites: Intro to Stand-Up Paddling or commensurate experience. Fee: $60. 480-350-8069
Bar Code 44688       Sun    6/7-6/28          7-8:30 a.m.
Bar Code 44689       Wed    6/3-6/24          5:45-7:15 p.m.
Bar Code 44690       Sun    7/12-8/2          7-8:30 a.m.
Bar Code 44691       Wed    7/8-7/29          5:45-7:15 p.m.

Stand-Up Paddling; Yoga

Students will enjoy paddling on the lake, then anchoring boards and setting yoga breathing to begin. S.U.P. yoga will feature seated and standing yoga postures, including sun salutations, lunges and downward-facing dog. We will take a few quiet meditation moments before paddling back. Please visit for a schedule of classes. Prerequisite: Intro SUP or commensurate experience. Fee: $35. 480-350-8069

Youth Boating

Junior Rowing

Our Junior Recreational Rowing Program (high school-age participants) trains three days per week during the summer. Float test will be held at the Kiwanis Recreation Center. Come down to the lake and try this sport for improved fitness and fun! Fee: $84. 480-350-8069
Bar Code 44678       13 yrs+           Mon, Wed & Fri        6/1-6/26          7-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44679       13 yrs+           Mon, Wed & Fri        7/6-7/31          7-9 a.m.

Youth Kayaking

Whether you are looking for a class that will prepare your son/daughter for a family kayaking trip or an opportunity for them to learn a new activity, this class is for you. Our ACA certified instructors will focus on stroke technique, fitness specific to kayaking and on the water fun and games! Youth must be between the ages of 10 and 18 to participate. No experience necessary Fee: $25. 480/350-8069.
Bar Code 44692       10-18 yrs        Tues   6/2-6/9            7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44721       10-18 yrs        Tues   6/16-6/23       7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44693       10-18 yrs        Tues   7/7-7/14          7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44722       10-18 yrs        Tues   7/21-7/28       7:30-9 a.m.

Youth Stand-up Paddling

Are your kids looking for a fun class out on the water this summer? If so, they will love Stand-up Paddling. Our instructors will focus on stroke technique, fitness specific to paddling and on the water fun and games!. Youth must be between the ages of 10 and 18 to participate. No experience necessary Fee: $25. 480/350-8069.
Bar Code 44694       10-18 yrs        Thurs  6/4-6/11          7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44723       10-18 yrs        Thurs  6/18-6/25       7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44695       10-18 yrs        Thurs  7/9-7/16          7:30-9 a.m.
Bar Code 44724       10-18 yrs        Thurs  7/23-7/30       7:30-9 a.m.