Learn To Row

Learn to Row in 2024!

Two new sessions added for June!

Have you ever wanted to learn to row? Are you amazed by how peaceful it looks, or just love getting out on the water? Did you watch Boys in the Boat or read Lessons in Chemistry and wonder what all the fuss is about? Did you want to row previously in life but were told that you were too short or not strong enough? Do you like the idea of rowing but wonder how well you would be accepted in the rowing culture? Spokane River Rowing is an inclusive rowing club that values community, friendship, diversity, health, and fun, and we want to help you get on the water with us.

Coach Bobbi Kizer and crew
Coach Bobbi Kizer and crew

Join our Learn to Row class on Silver Lake this Spring and gain the skills to row all summer long. The Learn to Row series will consist of once-per-week classes for 3 weeks, choose either Sunday or Tuesday. If you miss a day, you can make it up on Saturday AM or Tuesday evening.

You will learn the basics of rowing crew-style boats and get out on the water in 4- or 8-person rowing shells. We will teach the rowing stroke and how to move the boats efficiently through the water.


No previous rowing experience necessary. Ability to swim is important but not required (life vests will be provided). Ability to overhead lift helpful. Some adaptive assistance can be provided. All registrants must be 18 or older by the end of 2024.

You might be nervous about trying, thinking that rowing is only for those tall muscular people like in Boys in the Boat. In reality, nearly all body types and abilities can row and have a blast doing it. It’s a fun, full body activity that you can do lifelong. Come learn this amazing activity and find a place to make friends and build community!


     Sundays, June 2, 9, 16 (9:00am-Noon) 

Register & Pay for LTR

Link takes you to our iCrew public registration page where you will choose either the Sunday or Thursday LTR class, and then you will complete registration details and pay.

     Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20 (5:30pm-8:30pm)

Make-up sessions by arrangement with coach Saturday mornings or Tuesday Evenings.


Silver Lake Public Boat LaunchSpokane Rowing will operate out of the public boat launch at the northwest end of Silver Lake, near the town of Medical Lake (about 15 miles southwest of downtown Spokane). We will be encouraging carpooling, A  WA State Discover Pass will be required for each vehicle. Some passes may be available for loan. Get your own annual Discover Pass here:


  $125 for the Learn To Row Series

Sign me up!

Register & Pay for LTR

Link takes you to our iCrew public registration page where you will choose either the Sunday or Tuesday LTR class, and then you will complete registration details and pay.

Not ready to sign up?

Financial assistance is available for those who need. If you want to try it out, we want you here!

For more information, Email us at ltr@spokanerowing.org or complete this webform:  Learn-To-Row Interest Form

Other Times To Learn: If those dates don’t work for you, don’t worry! We will have more Learn To Row classes throughout the Spring/Summer and can also arrange private lessons. Private sessions can be really helpful if you have a small group that all would like to learn together, such as a large family, a scout troop, a business leadership team, or a cultural club. These private sessions can be a great way to build teamwork in your group/organization. email us at ltr@spokanerowing.org if you’d like to schedule a private Learn To Row session or if you want to get on the list for later in the season.

I hope to see you on the water soon,

Your Learn To Row Coach
Bobbi Kizer (they/them)

The Spokane River Rowing Association (SRRA) strives to make rowing accessible to people of every background and ability; and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in all we do.

We look forward to rowing with you this summer!