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. 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.

 For additional information regarding WRA, the junior team, and what to expect please visit the Junior Parent Handbook.

2022 Fall Rowing

Whatcom Rowing’s Junior Team is open to new and returning rower’s grades 6-12 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.

High School Season: Our High School programs are focused on specialized skill development and long term success in the sport. We offer developmentally appropriate competitive opportunities for High School athletes, as well as resources and support for athletes interested in collegiate participation. We believe in a process-oriented approach to  help our athletes of all skill and ability levels improve every single day. 

Open to athletes in Grades 9-12, no experience necessary. Athletes younger than grade 8 may join with director/coach approval.

Monday – Friday

4:00 – 6:00pm 

September 7th – November 7th  

Cost: $675

The cost of the season includes regatta fees. 

Rowers in middle school that have the desire to compete and train 5 days a week may be permitted to join with Director/Coach approval. 

 Middle School Rowing: Our Middle School program aims to teach the fundamentals of rowing with an emphasis on fun! This program is designed to instruct young athletes on the basics of rowing and foster a positive social environment. On-water rowing time will be balanced with land training and team building. 

 

Open to new athletes in Grades 6-8, no experience necessary.

Monday and Wednesday’s

4:30 – 6:00pm 

September 19th – November 7th 

Cost: $200

For more informaiton, please read our Fall Information Packet, linked below. 

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.