Our junior program is open to youth, grades 7 – 12, and is comprised of students from middle and high schools throughout Whatcom County. Rowing experience is not necessary and new rowers can join at any time. The junior program focuses on learning proper rowing techniques, teamwork and having fun! Our coaches are dedicated to working with all of our athletes to develop confidence and create the best opportunities for success, on and off the water. For additional information regarding WRA, the junior team, and what to expect please visit the Junior Parent Handbook.

2022 Summer Rowing

Whatcom Rowing’s Junior Team is open to new and returning rower’s grades 7-12 who Our High School program is focused on specialized skill development and long term success in the sport of rowing. Training will be divided between on-the-water and land training practices. Athletes will participate in a variety of training sessions in addition to rowing, including strength and cross-training. NO EXPERIENCE NECESARY

Program Details

Youth Summer Learn to Row: Select one or all to join the fun this summer! 

 Session 1: June 20 – July 1

 Session 2: July 11 – July 22

 Session 3: August 1 – August 12

 Session 4: August 15 – August 25

All session meet Monday – Thursday from 10am – 12pm at the Whatcom Rowing Association Boathouse in Bloedel Donovan Park.  


Experienced Summer Rowing: 

 Session 1 (Small Boat Prep): June 27 – July 14

 Session 2 (Race Prep): July 18 – August 4

 Session 3 (Pre-season Prep): August 8 – August 25

All session meet Monday – Thursday from 7:15-9:15am  at the Whatcom Rowing Association Boathouse in Bloedel Donovan Park.  If athletes are interested in participating in the Green Lake Summer Extravaganza they must be enrolled in Session 2. 


Financial Aid

NEED SUPPORT TO ROW?

Whatcom Rowing Association provides need-based youth and adult financial support. Financial Aid funds are awarded based on financial AND the participant’s ability to meet attendance and participation expectations. If awarded financial aid, athletes must:

  • Attend 75% of practices
  • Volunteer 5 hours per season
  • Attend one community event per year

With the help of our donors, we set aside thousands of dollars for financial aid every season to ensure that no one is turned away from rowing regardless of income. WRA has provided over $13K in scholarship assistance to rowers in need. 

Partial and full aid is available. The information you provide will be treated confidentially, and will be used only for eligibility determination. Funding awarded on a case by case basis.

Previous Seasons

FALL ROWING TEAM

Whatcom Rowing’s Junior Team is open to new and returning rower’s grades 7-12 who Our High School program is focused on specialized skill development and long term success in the sport of rowing. Training will be divided between on-the-water and land training practices. Athletes will participate in a variety of training sessions in addition to rowing, including strength and cross-training. 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESARY

Program Details
9/7-11/5
M, T, W, TH, F
Price: $590 *Includes 3 regattas

The team will compete in local and regional regattas as current health and safety guidelines allow. 

*No Practice on BPS “Purple Friday’s” 9/24, 10/15, 11/5

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROWING

Whatcom Rowing’s 8-week middle school program is open to new and returning rowers grades 7-8 who want to learn a new sport and spend time outdoors. Athletes will be instructed on the fundamentals of the rowing stroke on the water with an emphasis on sculling (two-oars), balanced with team building, and dynamic land training. 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

 

Program Details
9/13-11/3
Monday’s and Wednesday’s
Price: $250

*Middle School Rowers with previous experience or those that are interested in competing can register for the “FALL ROWING” program option. 

2020 Spring Rowing

  • Monday – Friday
  • 4:15 – 6:15 PM
  • February 3 – May 18
    • No Practice on 2/17 or 3/6
  • Payment plans are available at checkout
    • Husky Open: April 4
    • Lake Stevens Spring Sprints: April 18
    • Junior Regionals: 5/14 – 5/17Spring Regattas Included in Season Fee:

2019 Fall Rowing

  • Monday – Friday
  • 4:15 – 6:15 PM
  • September 3 – November 4
    • No Practice on 9/20, 10/18 or 11/1
  • Fall Regattas Included in Season Fee:
    • Salmon Row: 9/21
    • Head of the Snohomish: 10/12
    • Head of the Lake: 11/3