Rowing for middle and high school students is called “junior rowing” and is available at most boathouses in Seattle.
No previous rowing or athletic experience is required–your coaches will teach you everything you need to know! Partial and full scholarships are available through each boathouse as well as through Row to the Future’s Rainer Valley Rowing (RVR) program. RVR support is currently available at two boathouses: Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center and Pocock Rowing Center.
How do I know which boathouse is best for me?
Most students join the boathouse that is closest to their school or home. Luckily, we live in a water-rich city so most Seattle residents live within 5 miles of a boathouse. Look at a map of Seattle and find the boathouse that is best for you! Visit the boathouse website for more information on their practice schedule and registration.
What is Rainier Valley Rowing (RVR)?
RVR is a program that provides scholarships, transportation to and from practice, mentorship and more for juniors who would not otherwise be able to participate in rowing. RVR is currently available at two boathouses: Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center and Pocock Rowing Center in Eastlake. In addition to rowing practice, RVR students participate in monthly activities focused on academic and personal development to support more holistic youth development.