Lake Washington Rowing Club‘s primary purpose is to further the sport of rowing in the greater Seattle area.


The scope of our activities extends from the training of people who have never rowed before to the training and development of Olympic-caliber rowers. The club has programs for recreational and competitive rowing for adults of all ages.

We offer everything from introductory classes for all, members or not, to programs specifically designed for members.

Throughout the years, LWRC has been an institution of rowing and community to many coaches and rowers that have come from all backgrounds and gone on to become life-long recreational rowers or highly competitive international athletes.

Today, the majority of LWRC members are masters (age 22 and older) rowers with a spectrum of abilities ranging from beginner to elite. The common denominator throughout the membership is a love of the sport. The club takes pride in itself as a friendly, volunteer-based organization where experienced and novice rowers all thrive and feel comfortable. With its coaches and accomplished rowers, the club seeks to perpetuate its strong tradition of passing on technical skills and racing acumen.


Doing its part to provide racing opportunities, LWRC co-hosts with the UW early each November the Head of the Lake Regatta. The largest fall regatta on the West Coast, it regularly attracts rowers from the Northwest, California, Canada, and elsewhere. This regatta is yet another example of LWRC fulfilling its legacy.

Click here to learn more about Lake Washington Rowing club's history.

Why Row at Lake Washington?


An amazing boathouse in the heart of Fremont, modern equipment, a full gym, a lounge and a lot of flexibility and freedom make Lake Washington unique.


We offer a number of masters rowing programs throughout the year that cater to different experience levels and schedules. Our experienced coaches teach in small groups.


Lake Washington is a supportive community of athletes who are passionate about rowing. We drive each other to be better rowers and have fun together on and off the water.


Lake Washington Rowing Club is the oldest rowing club in Seattle with a rich history and a long legacy of teaching the art of rowing. The club is entirely run by volunteers. 

Want to learn more about LWRC?

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Photos kindly donated by Andy Rees.