LEARN TO ROW, CLOSE TO HOME: Duwamish Rowing Club’s invitation for local youth

(Photo courtesy Duwamish Rowing Club)

School ends for the year, a new adventure starts for the summer. That’s what the Duwamish Rowing Club is offering to youth interested in learning to row. Here’s the announcement they asked us to share:

Duwamish Rowing Club is looking for youth rowers! With the school year coming to an end, learning to row is the perfect way to get outside and involved in a fun team sport with top-notch coaching from DRC’s experienced coaching staff.

We’re a non-profit organization and operate on a donation-only basis for our youth. We offer 3 coached practices per week: Monday and Wednesday from 6-8 pm and Saturday from noon-2 pm. We also offer leadership and volunteer opportunities for our youth via engagement in DRC board activities and events (fundraising, event planning, work parties, etc.), and coxing boats for our masters rowers (ie: bossing around the adults for a change!). All experience and fitness levels are welcome. We’ll teach you everything you need to know…. and you’ll get in great shape along the way.

DRC rows on the Duwamish River near South Park. It’s a much overlooked waterway but offers near-perfect conditions to learn the art of rowing with gentle currents and calm water. The Duwamish is very much a working river, and we share the water with tugs and barges throughout the summer, and fishing boats in the fall. It is also a river that is in recovery from years of environmental damage, and you will get an up-close view and gain an appreciation of the recovery efforts taking place along the river banks.

Sound interesting and want to learn more? Please email Coach Mike at duwamishrowingclub@gmail.com, or visit duwamishrowingclub.org

3 Replies to "LEARN TO ROW, CLOSE TO HOME: Duwamish Rowing Club's invitation for local youth"

  • PLS June 20, 2017 (9:28 am)

    Utes? What ages?

    • Rheanna Bensel June 20, 2017 (12:32 pm)

      youth program is generally geared for youth between the ages of ~12 and
      18.  For younger kids we are offering a series of all ages learn-to-row classes on Saturdays in August and September.  For adults DRC has
      an adult rowing program for rowers of all levels. 

      Feel free to email if you have further questions


  • PLS June 21, 2017 (8:26 am)

    Awesome, thanks!

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