Junior Rowing

WRA offers competitive, novice, and experienced programs for youth rowers, ages 12 to 18, in middle and high school. Our program provides an introduction to the sport of rowing and crew, basic fitness, conditioning, and safety on the water. WRA is a community team that welcomes rowers from all over to the one of the most beautiful lakes in Whatcom County.

WRA Juniors Rowing Program

The Whatcom Rowing Junior program consists of middle and high schools students age 13 through the summer after graduation (18 or 19) from the Whatcom County area. No rowing experience is necessary and new rowers can join at any time. Our focus is on learning proper rowing techniques, teamwork and having fun!

Whether your primary interest is competition, fitness, or fun, we have a place for you!   Juniors will row in singles, doubles, quads and eights.  They will be encouraged to develop confidence through teamwork and leadership, as well as individual goals. The team will also be participating in regional regattas throughout the year.

Without realizing it, rowing teaches endless lessons such as teamwork, commitment, time management, respect, a strong work ethic that junior rowers take with them for the rest of their life. We train on Lake Whatcom.  The reasons junior rowers try the sport in the first place are endless; it is one of the fastest growing sports in the country with more college scholarship opportunities per high school athlete then any other sport.

Winter Conditioning

Session 1

  • Dates| November 13 – December 13
  • Tuesday and Thursdays | 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM
  • Cost = $90

Session 2

  • Dates| January 8 – January 31
  • Tuesday and Thursdays | 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM
  • Cost = $TBD
  • Registration for session 2 will open soon!

2018 Spring Season

Experienced and Novice Rowers

  • Dates| February 4 – May 20
  • Days | Monday thru Friday
    • M/W/F | 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
    • T/Th | 4:15 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Cost = $TBD
    • Includes: daily practice fees – 15 weeks, coaching, insurance, fuel, equipment repairs & maintenance, club admin and facility expenses, regattas (entry fees, boat transportation, athlete transportation and lodging at select regattas). 
  • Registration for Spring Rowing will be open soon!

Since 2013 Whatcom Rowing has assisted with 32 seasonal scholarships amounting to over $10,000. In the spring of 2017 WRA supported the largest scholarship need to date and because of  generous community we were able to provide a quality experience for all athletes that walked through the boathouse doors, regardless of ability to pay. If you or your rower is in need of a scholarship please visit our Scholarship Page for more information.

Find the Junior’s group on Facebook! WRA Junior Rowers!

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