Practice at 9 AM - Brunch after
Anyone can come out in the launch to watch a practice if they sign the waiver and wear a lifejacket. No swim test required.
Someone with prior rowing experience can row at lake merritt as a visitor if:
> they sign the the guest waiver which includes a statement that they are capable of performing the swim test requirements (they don't have to actually do the test)
> they pay the guest fee ($15 for up to a week, $40 for a month)
> either a coach who will be present seats them in a boat -or- they've been formally checked out for the kind of boat they will use.