Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos -
the trees, the clouds, everything.
 —  Thich Nhat Hanh

Buy Duwamish Rowing Club Swag

Bumper stickers and window clings are available for sale; $6 each or $10 for 2. Stick ‘em to your car, window, laptop…face, wherever! Proceeds go to make our youth rowing program FREE for participants.

Email to place an order

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Ready, Set, Spring!!!

Would you believe that spring is almost around the corner? Well, at least for the Duwamish Rowing Club it is! On-the-water practices will begin for the spring season on Saturday February 28th.

If you are interested in getting involved just shoot us an email at

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Winter Activities

During the chillier months of the year the Duwamish Rowing Club takes to the rowing machines (“ergs”) in partnership with the South Park Community Center. Join us for one of two different erg classes; beginners (with emphasis on weightloss) and advanced (with emphasis on fitness).

The Erging for Fitness class runs Tuesdays 6-7pm and Saturday 9-10am

The Erging for Weight-loss class runs Tuesdays 7-8pm and Saturdays 10-11am

Classes are led by Coach Madison and include learn-to-row elements, technique and a challenging workout to the tunes of her Phoenix pandora station (other music available by request) PLUS some rowing trivia, history and nutrition information as an added bonus. Both classes are running at the South Park Community Center for around $40/month. You can sign up by calling into the Community Center or at the desk on your first day!

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Sunset Rows

Practice has been moved up a half hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays to compete with the setting sun! You can find us rowing from 5:30-7:30pm through the month of October. The sunset is still chasing us but it makes for calm water and beautiful views…check it out!

Rainier ViewsVibrant Sunset

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Learn-to-Row on the Duwamish!

We will be holding a 3 day, learn-to-row camp for newcomers and those in need of a refresher course alike: October 21st 5:15-7:15pm,October 23rd 5:15-7:15 and October 25th 9:00am-12:00pm. This three-day crash (we hope not!) course in the sport of rowing will include hands on coaching from coach Mike and coach Madison, who have a combined 32 years of experience AND one-on-one additional instruction from current DRC rowers.

The details:
When:10/21 and 10/23 5:15-7:15pm and 10/25 9:00am-12:00pm

Where: The Duwamish Rowing Club, right next to the corner of 12th and Elmgrove in South Park, just down the street from the Duwamish Waterway Park

Who: Any and all! Ages 18+

How much: $50 for all 3 coached practices! Bring a check made out to SPARC (South Park Area Redevelopment Committee) or cash. Here at the DRC we aim to be accessible and affordable to all- if this cost is out of your budget please let us know, many of our rowers volunteer in other ways to offset this cost.

What can I expect: Expect to get in a boat on your first day. Expect to get a little wet. Expect to be challenged and expect to have a lot of fun!

RSVP: Please email by October 1st if you intend to participate. We will provide more details on what to wear, etc as the date gets closer.

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