FAQs

How can I participate if I don’t want to row? ?
SRRA needs volunteers with small boat motor boat experience to drive the safety laud h during practices. We also need of experienced coxswains or those willing to learn to be coxswains.  Please contact us at srra@spokanerowing.org if you are interested.

What is a coxswain (KOK-s?n)?
The coxswain is the person in charge of a boat, specifically, the one that steers the boat and directs the speed and rhythm of the rowers.

What is the difference between the Learn to Row and Master’s session?

    Learn to Row is for individuals who have no previous rowing experience or need a basic refreshment of their rowing skills.

The Master’s sessions are for rowers who have already completed the Learn to Row program or have rowed previously at a different rowing club or program.

I’m visiting Spokane, is it possible to come row with the Spokane River Rowing Association as a GUEST during my stay?
We would love to have you join us! We request a donation of at least $15 per session.  Please email us with your plans at srra.spokanerowing.org. Please download and return the SRRA Guest Rowing Form and the SRRA Waiver before you plan to join us.  We look forward to meeting you.

SafeSport Policy
SRRA has adopted a SafeSport Policy to aid us in behaving with the highest standards of respect and preventing un-wanted abuse or molestation. It is our goal to make our club atmosphere welcoming and comfortable for all participants.  Every Board member completes SafeSport training annually and provides leadership to all SRRA participants. Coaches and SRRA volunteers who work with youth will pass a background check.

Why do I need a Discover Pass?
WA State Discover Pass ($30) is required for each vehicle parking at the public boat launch at Silver Lake.  Since the boat launch area at Silver lake is managed by the State of Washington (Dept of Fish and Wildlife), and SRRA has been given permission to use the site to store equipment for several months each summer at no charge; Discover Passes are basically the rent SRRA is paying for this land use.

Some passes may be available for loan. Discover Passes are good for State recreation sites  for a full year. Get your annual Discover Pass here: https://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/133/Where-to-Buy. We encourage carpooling.