Learn to Row

LWRC offers a variety of learn to row opportunities for adults from a two part Learn to Row series, to a 3 hour Experience Rowing class, 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 16 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 Learn to Row Program for Juniors. If you have additional questions about Learn to Row email LWRC LWRC Learn to Row 

Learn to Row has limited space available. Classes fill quickly. Sign up early to guarantee a spot in the class of your first choice.

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 4 weeks and meets twice per week for 2 hours per session. Small class sizes and individualized attention distinguish LTR at LWRC. Class limited to 8 students. It is important to attend all or most of the classes to progress with your fellow rowers. The first 2 classes are a must as safety and basic rowing information is provided. Sign the waiver, complete a float test or scuba certification and email a photo or scan to LWRC Email Club or bring to the first day of class. LWRC Waiver and Float Test Forms

Times and Start Dates
Sat & Sun 8:30-10:30AM June 27, Aug 1, Aug 29, Oct 4
Tue & Thu 7:00-9:00AM June 30, July 28, Aug 25, Sept 29
Mon & Wed 6:00-8:00PM July 27
Tue & Thu 6:00-8:00PM June 30, August 25
Cost: $120 Register for Learn to Row 1

Classes in RED are nearly full.
Classes in italics have room on the waitlist.
Classes with a strikethrough are full and have no waitlist space.

Learn to Row 2


LTR 2 builds on the sculling fundamentals and technique learned in LTR 1. Class runs 4weeks and meets twice per week for 2 hours per session. Students concentrate on balance, the addition of power to the stroke, and safety. Prerequisite: Learn to Row 1 or equivalent. Once you have completed LTR 2, join LWRC and enjoy the Benefits of Membership. We have a large fleet of training and open water boats for use by novice rowers including 7 Maas and 5 Bay Shells. LWRC is the rowing club for sculling.

Times and Start Dates
Tue & Thu 7:00-9:00AM June 30th
Mon & Wed 6:00-8:00PM June 29, August 24
Tue & Thu 6:00-8:00PM
July 28
Cost: $120 Register for Learn to Row 2

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 waiver, 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

LWRC also offers a summer rowing camp for juniors in grades 7-12. Junior Summer Rowing Camp

Times: Tue and Thur 6:00 to 8:00PM, Sat 8:30 to 10:30AM
Dates: June 2 – August 1 (No class July 4th)
Cost: $220 on or before May 23rd, $300 after May 23rd

Race camp is full.

Experience Rowing

Come out for a morning of rowing fun on Lake Union. This 3 hour class is designed to give you a feel for rowing team boats. Class size is limited to 12 people so sign up now with your friends and family. Your entire Experience Rowing fee can be applied to a discount on a future Learn to Row class. Must be at least 18 years of age to participate. You must sign a waiver to participate in Experience Rowing. A float test is not required before taking this class however you must where an LWRC provided life jacket if you have not completed a float test or scuba certification. Bring the signed waiver and optional float test form or scuba certification to class or email a photo or scan to LWRC Email.

LWRC Waiver and Float Test Forms

Time: Sunday 9:00AM-12:00PM
Dates: July 12, August 16, September 13
Cost: $35 Register for Experience Rowing

Classes in RED have only 1 or 2 spaces available.
Classes with a strikethrough are full and have no waitlist space.