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

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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Green Lake Regatta

Green Lake Regatta

We had a great day at Green Lake on August 2nd, please see our photo page under regattas for more pictures. DRC competed in 6 races at Green Lake and even picked up a couple of medals. But the greatest achievement of the day was that we had our first Junior’s race. Becca Stern and James Lynn Suggs competed in the open double and did a great job. We are looking forward to getting more of our Juniors racing in the future. So, on to Tail Of The Lake and Head Of The Lake this fall.

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DRC Continues to Move Forward


DRC continues to move forward. Last weekend we dedicated our newest racing shell, the “Robert L. McNeil.” Adult rowing is going strong; we are on the water Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 pm and Saturdays 9 to noon. The youth rowing program is Monday Wednesday 6-8 pm, and Saturday noon to 2. Fees for youth summer rowing are $160 for the summer session – scholarships are available.

Please contact us at if you are interested in participating.

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DRC Fundraiser!

Thursday, March 27, Georgetown Stables, 7:00 pm

“Blondie Goes to College” is this year’s hilarious movie. Filmed in 1942. Dagwood goes to college, so Blondie follows. Dagwood makes the rowing team!

This fun filled night will raise funds for our youth rowing program, scholarships. We’ll have a great raffle, beer and wonderful snacks. Who could ask for anything more?

For directions to the Georgetown Stables, click here.

For more information on our great club, our classes and fees, email us at

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Indoor rowing workouts at the South Park Community Center are Tuesdays evenings and Saturday mornings. Please contact the South Park Community Center at 206-684-7451 for more information and to sign up.

On the water rowing for adults will begin again on March 1st. Coached practices will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The schedule may vary somewhat depending on the tides.

Membership dues for Masters is $250 per season (March1st through November). Membership includes 3 coached sessions per week and unlimited use of club equipment (once you have been checked off for safety). This does not include entry fees for regattas.

All indoor rowing classes held at the South Park Community Center are a separate cost. (Note: classes at the Community Center are run by Seattle Parks Department and are not a part of Duwamish Rowing Club. However; many of our members do participate in those classes and our coaching staff also teach the classes.

Youth rowing this year will run from June to September. The goal this year will be to end the season with participation in the Green Lake Extravaganza Regatta. Youth rowing is available to those ages 13 and up.

If interested in joining please contact Mike Merta at 206-402-1830, or at

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