Learn to Row 2016

LWRC offers a variety of learn to row opportunities for adults from a two-part Learn to Row series, an 8 week Rowing Race Camp and Private Lessons. Not sure which class to take or need guidance preparing for your first class? Check out our FAQ page. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in a Learn to Row program at LWRC. If you are in grades 7-12, you can participate in our Program for Juniors. If you have additional questions about Learn to Row email LWRC Learn to Row…

Learn to Row 1


For the beginner to learn the basics of rowing and proper technique while rowing in stable single-person boats. Class runs 2 weeks and meets 3 times per week for 2 hours per session. Small class size and individualized attention distinguish LTR at LWRC. Class limited to 8 students. It is important to attend all of the classes to progress with your fellow rowers. You must attend the first 3 classes. If you think you are unable to do so, we recommend you sign up for a different class.

Sign the LWRC waiver, the USRowing Waiver and complete a float test. In lieu of a float test, if you are a CURRENT Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or you have a SCUBA Certification Card, you may submit a copy of the appropriate certification to LWRC.  Please bring signed documents to the first day of class or email to LWRC Office LWRC & USRowing Waivers and Float Test Forms…

Race Camp Practice Times: Tue and Thur 6:00 to 8:00PM, Sat 8:30 to 10:30AM
Race Camp Practice Dates:
June 7 – August 6  Coach: Melissa Hayes
Cost: $300 ($220 through May 23)
  Register for Race Camp…

Practice Times: Tues & Wed 6:00-8:00PM, Sat 8:30AM-10:30AM
Practice Dates: June 7-June 18 Coach: Pauline Woodman
Cost: $120 Register…

Practice Times: Mon & Wed & Fri 7:00-9:00AM
Practice Dates: June 13-June 24 Coach: Shane de Leuw
Cost: $120  Register…

Practice Times: Mon & Wed & Fri 7:00-9:00AM
Practice Dates: July 11-July 22 Coach: Shane de Leuw
Cost: $120  Register…

Practice Times: Mon & Wed & Fri 7:00-9:00AM
Practice Dates: August 8-August 19 Coaches: Amy Hildebrandt & Brooke McCulloch
Cost: $120  Register…

Additional classes will be added throughout the season. Check back often if you do not see a class that works for you.

Summer Rowing Race Camp


Immerse yourself in a high energy, competitive, race focused rowing camp for adult beginners. No previous rowing experience required. Be part of a team, supporting each other while you build strength, fitness and rowing fundamentals. You will spend most of your time sweep rowing in eights, and you will also be introduced to small boat rowing and sculling. At the conclusion of Race Camp, you and your teammates will race in a local rowing regatta. Included in the camp cost: • 50 hours of instruction • Race entry fee and race day coaching • T-shirt to wear on race day

Sign the waivers, complete a float test and return to LWRC at office@lakewashingtonrowing.com or bring to the first day of class. LWRC Waiver and Float Test Forms.

Waitlist only! Contact the LWRC Office to be on the waitlist.

Practice Times: Tue and Thur 6:00 to 8:00PM, Sat 8:30 to 10:30AM
Practice Dates:
June 7 – August 6  Coach: Melissa Hayes
Cost: $300 

Learn to Row Next Strokes


Learn to Row Next Strokes (formerly Learn to Row 2) builds on the sculling fundamentals and technique learned in LTR 1. Students concentrate on balance, the addition of power to the stroke, gaining confidence and safety.

Learn to Row Next Strokes has begun with several class options available. There are morning and evening classes to help fit your schedule. Sign up for as many sessions per week as you desire. More classes may be added as interest demands.

You must be a full member of LWRC or a 1-month trial member of LWRC to participate in LTR Next Strokes. Trial members enjoy most of the benefits of full membership including 24/7 access to the club, rowing on your own once you pass the requisite skills test, and the camaraderie of a community of experienced rowers. Experience membership at the best rowing club in Seattle while building your sculling skills. Benefits of Membership

We have a large fleet of training and open water boats for use by novice rowers including 7 Maas Aeros and 5 Bay Shells. LWRC is the rowing club for sculling.

Prerequisite: Learn to Row 1 or equivalent
Practice Times: Tue 7:00-9:00am, Mon & Wed 6:00-8:00pm, & Sun 8:00-10:00am
Practice Dates: April 10-October 31
1-Month Trial Membership and Class Registration: $120  Register…
You may purchase up to 3 trial memberships before becoming a full member.

Private Coaching

lwrclogoMany of the LWRC coaches are available for private coaching sessions. Hire one of our expert coaches for a solo lesson. Private lessons are available for beginners as well as experienced rowers looking to improve their skills. Once you purchase a private lesson, you will be contacted by an LWRC coach to arrange a time for your session. If you have a coach preference, please contact the LWRC Office . You do not need to be a member of LWRC to take a private lesson. However, you do need to complete a float test and sign the LWRC and USRowing waivers before your first lesson. Waiver and Float Test Forms

Coaches: Theresa Batty, Hugh Lade, Anna Nordstrom, Amy Hildebrandt, Anne Philpot
Practice Time: TBD

Private Lesson for 1 or 2 LWRC Member: $70 per 90-minute session Register
Private Lesson for 1 or 2 Non-Member: $80 per 90-minute session Register 

Learn to Row Refund Policy

Cancellation up to 7 days prior to the first class will receive a full refund. Cancellation within 7 days of the first class will not receive a full refund unless your spot can be filled. If your spot is not filled, you will receive credit toward a future LTR class. Cancellation within 24 hours of the first class will not receive a refund or a credit. Questions? Please contact LWRC Office