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 Program for Juniors or private lessons. If you have additional questions about Learn to Row email LWRC 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 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
Learn to Row 1 classes are over for 2015. Check back in February 2016 to register for next year. If you would like to Learn to Row before then, consider private lessons. Private Lessons are for 1 or 2 people and cost $80 per lesson for a 90-minute session. Whether you split the cost with a friend or go solo, it’s a great way learn to row at LWRC!
Register for Private Lessons

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 a waiver before your first lesson. LWRC Waiver and Float Test Forms

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

Private Lesson LWRC Member:
$70 per 90-minute session Register
Private Lesson Non-Member: $80 per 90-minute session Register

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 TBD 2016
Sat & Sun 8:30-10:30AM TBD 2016
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.

Times: Tue and Thur 6:00 to 8:00PM, Sat 8:30 to 10:30AM

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, lifeguard certification or scuba certification. Bring the signed waiver and optional float test form, copy of lifeguard certification or copy of 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: 2016 Dates TBD
Cost: $35 Register for Experience Rowing