Learn to Row

This four-week course is designed as an introduction to basic rowing technique. Athletes will learn proper rowing form and develop the skills, drills, tasks, and vocabulary needed to row safely. We will introduce them to the club and prepare them to try rowing on the water in a 1x, 2x, 4x.

2023 Learn to Row Dates and Session Options:

Learn to Row I:

May LTR Options
  • Early Morning:
    • Mondays and Wednesdays 
    • 5:30am-7:00am
    • May 1 – May 24
  • Mid-Morning:
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • 8:00am-9:30am
    • May 2 – May 25 
July LTR Options: 
  • Early Morning:
  • Mondays and Wednesdays 
  • 5:30am-7:00am
  • July 10 – August 2 
  • Mid-Morning:
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • 8:00-9:30am 
    • July 11 – August 3  
Learn to Row 2 – Will run consecutively each month following Learn to Row 1. Please note LTR 1 is or previous rowing experience with another rowing organization is a prerequisite to joining LTR 2. The full schedule and registration is available by clicking the Adult Registration button below. 

What will the class cover?

Coaches will lead the class through a warm-up routine, a discussion of the technical elements of the rowing stroke, and short workout. Participants will practice on the rowing machine and in boats on the water.

How to Register

Class space is very limited and spaces will be filled first-come-first-served. Please use the registration link below!

Rowers looking to come back to the sport after time away or those that have completed Learn to Row 1 or 2 should register for Adult Novice Rowing

Financial Aid


Whatcom Rowing Association provides need-based youth and adult financial support. Financial Aid funds are awarded based on need 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.


Please fill out the program information form to learn more and connect with us at WRA. 

Boathouse Location:

Whatcom Rowing Association

2202 Electric Avenue

Bellingham, WA 98229

Mailing Address: 

Whatcom Rowing Association

PO Box 1163

Bellingham, WA 98227