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.
We will evaluate programming every two weeks to see if we need to make any changes related to Covid protocols or athlete experience. Registration for each session will be live on the WRA website two weeks prior to the start date.
Session 1: 6/28-7/15 7-9 AM
Session 2: 7/19-8/5 7-9 AM
Session 3: 8/9-8/26 7-9 AM
YOUTH LEARN TO ROW / NOVICE
Monday – Thursday 10am – 12pm
Session 1: July 5 – July 29
Session 2: Aug. 2 – Aug. 26
WRA is excited to offer an opportunity for youth grades 7-12 to try rowing this summer for FREE. This three-day experience will allow youth athletes to row in both big and small boats, learn the fundamentals of the stroke, equipment handling, and water safety. Participants will also meet and row with current team members and will learn about next steps and options to join the junior team!
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm
Whatcom Rowing Association provides need-based youth rowing scholarships at multiple boathouses throughout Seattle and Renton. Scholarship funds are awarded based on financial need AND the participant’s ability to meet attendance and participation expectations. If awarded a scholarship, athletes must:
Attend 75% of practices
Volunteer 5 hours per season
Attend one community event per year
Partial and full scholarships are available. The information you provide will be treated confidentially, and will be used only for eligibility determination. Funding is limited and awarded on a case by case basis.