Please turn in all forms and waivers on your first day. Payments are due prior to getting on the water.

Please reach out by e-mail to sign up for your program. Include your name, address, date of birth and program you are interested in attending. Please include if you plan to attend boot camp or the juniors meeting on August 27th.


On August 27 at 7PM the ORA will host a parents and rowers meeting to introduce our new coaches, discuss goals for the Fall season, sign waivers, and make payments. Location: The Field Club - Swing Room. This is located at 3615 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha. Light refreshments provided. RSVP by August 23 - If you wish to be involved but can’t attend this meeting, please contact Nicole De Rosa by email or phone.

Season start date 9/7/19 & End date 11/3/19. $250 for the season.

Schedule M/W 5 am; Sat 6 am

Head Coach - Kristen Baus

Asst. Coach - Amanda Chivers

Asst. Coach - Nicole de Rosa


We have thus far had small groups for the recreational and development groups. Our goals this season are to merge these groups and separate rowers based on skill level. In years past, this has been exclusively sweep rowing however as we move into the fall season we will be focusing on sculling. This will allow for more flexibility in placing people in boats if there are small groups and will allow our rowers to gain technical skills in case they would like the opportunity to row in singles and with masters.

Start Date 9/8/2019 & End Date 11/3/19

Schedule Sundays 8:30 am

Head Coach - Robyn Whalen

Asst Coach- Billy Coghill


Our Masters group is an involved group of experienced rowers. If you have been in the adult Development group and feel you are ready to step up and row bright and early with us please let Robyn know. She will do a skills assessment and let you know if you are ready to join us.

Start Date ongoing

End Date 11/3/19

Schedule T/Th 5 am; Sun 6 am

Everyone wants more time on the water and what better way than meeting your fellow rowers on a Friday evening. Two Fridays a month the ORA will host an open row at 6:30 PM. Juniors, adults, and masters are all welcome. October dates TBD. If you are an experienced rower but unable to participate in our programs, feel free to drop in for a 10$ fee.

September 20th and 27th

October - announced at the end of September

Anticipated Racing Schedule - Coaches and Masters will accept RSVP’s and the club will organize the entries. (Please note the Head of the Des Moines has cancelled in years past due to water levels. Stay optimistic!) ORA will secure equipment rentals.

All rowers participating will need to obtain a US Rowing Membership and contribute toward race entry and boat rental fees.

Head of the Des Moines 9/28

The Frostbite Regatta 11/3