Spokane Rowing Club Offers Learn to Row Classes

Cover photo courtesy of Spokane River Rowing Association

Spokane River Rowing Association opens this season with a move from the Spokane River to Silver Lake near Medical Lake, east of Spokane.  “We look forward to having more days on the water at the lake location and a great place to launch our boats,” says Gayne Sears, association president. “On the river, the rowing season usually started in June, as the river is quite swift with spring runoff. With our new site, we look forward to getting on the water in May of this year,” she adds.

Photo of rowers courtesy of the Spokane River Rowing Association.
Photo courtesy of the Spokane River Rowing Association.

Rowing is a growing sport in the Northwest and the association is a welcoming club with members who are excited to share the sport at upcoming learn-to-row classes. Course participants will learn all about the parts of a rowing shell, how to get in and out of a boat, safety issues, and the basic techniques of rowing. The classes include experience sculling, which means rowing with two oars, as well as sweep rowing (an even number of people each using one long oar).

The program for new rowers includes three classes that will each run for three hours on either Saturday mornings May 4, 11, and 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or Monday mid-day sessions on May 6, 13, and 20 from 12-3 p.m. The total cost for the series is $125, with financial assistance available. For more info or to sign up, visit Spokanerowing.org. (OTO)

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