Our Programs/Get Started

We’re excited you’re interested in joining in the fun. Get going in just a few steps!

1)Choose a Program

Take a look at our rowing programs and their schedules (see below) and then…..


2) Fill out the Forms

Print, fill out, and sign all the waivers and medical release forms and bring them all printed, filled out, and signed to the first day of class. WRA Swim Test (All rowers) WRA Release of Liability (All rowers) US Rowing Waiver (All rowers) Juniors Medical History (Juniors only)



3) Complete the Float Test

All WRA rowers must pass a Float/Swim Test prior to rowing Renew every 5 years. WRA does not conduct swim tests. Remember to get your paperwork signed by the life guard as you will not be allowed to row unless we have this form. You can complete the test at a pool of you choice. Arne Hanna Aquatic Center will conduct tests during their deep water running class. Whatcom YMCA will conduct tests for YMCA members by appointment.

4)Sign up for and Pay for the class,

Juniors Learn to Row (adults, no experience) Masters



5)if you are in the Masters program join the Club.

Whether you’re a returning member or new to the club, those annual membership dues must be paid to keep us operational. Masters: $275/yr if paid by 2/28 and $300/yr if paid after 3/1 Juniors: $200/yr if paid by 2/28 and $225/yr if paid after 3/1 Families: $450/yr if paid by 2/28 and $500/yr if paid after 3/1

Thank you for your interest in Whatcom Rowing Association