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All of our learn to row classes are open to adults with little or no rowing experience. We teach new rowers to scull in stable, single boats so they can more quickly understand the mechanics of rowing - gaining flexibility and independence for their future endeavors in the sport! 


Lake Washington offers Learn to Row Sculling in the spring, summer, and sometimes early fall. Our curated, small classes allow the coaches to focus on the needs of each individual rower. We also offer private lessons to those who wish to fast-track their learning or need more flexibility in scheduling.


Learn to Row Sculling

All of our 2024 Learn to Row classes and waitlists are currently full. We will resume programming in April 2025. 


Sign up here to be notified when 2025 classes are open for registration! 

Learn to Row Sculling 1 classes are 3-4 weeks in duration. The series is 8 sessions, with up to 6 students for $280. Participants will learn the basics of rowing in individual boats. 


Expedite enrollment in lessons. Complete your onboarding now! 

To quote elite coxswain, Pete Cipollone, at the Head of the Charles 1997 (17:41 on recording)... "COMMI-I-I-I-I-IT!" 

Here's what you need to get started:

  • Create an account in Mindbody for LWRC 

  • Pass a float test, which can be administered at a local pool. If you have a prior float test or a scuba or lifeguard certification you can upload a copy of that in lieu of a new float test.  

  • Sign the LWRC waiver. You should receive a copy emailed back to you.

  • Upload the completed float test and waiver to the documents section of Mindbody. 

  • Please email the office to let us know you're done with these steps!

Do you have any questions? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about our Learn to Row Program for more information.

Private Lessons

We have limited capacity for private lessons, which are in high demand. We may not be able to schedule you immediately. To inquire, email lessons@lakewashingtonrowing.comPrivate lessons for non-members are sold in packages of 3 lessons. The package costs $360.  Please include your rowing experience (if any), swimming ability and athletic background


Once you have the okay from the office and have completed the steps to get started, select the Private Coaching button and purchase a private lesson package. A coach will contact you to set up a time for your lesson.

Why Learn Rowing at Lake Washington?


Our coaches are very experienced at teaching new rowers the skills needed to move comfortably across the water. They are also avid rowers and very friendly. Learn from the best.


We offer a number of Learn to Row Sculling programs throughout the year that will work with your schedule. We teach in small groups for the optimal learning experience and our programs are very affordable.


An amazing boathouse in the heart of Fremont, a wide range of rowing programs, modern equipment, a full gym, and a wonderful community make Lake Washington unique.


Lake Washington is the oldest rowing club in Seattle with a mission to teach the art of rowing to the local community and spread the joy that comes with this beautiful sport.

Do you have any questions?

Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about our Learn to Row programs for more information.

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