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. Contact email@example.com for more information on financial assistance.
Whether you have rowed with us before or are returning to the sport after some time away; all rowers with prior experience or who have completed a Learn to Row program are welcome. We have a range of boats from singles to eights. Coxswains are welcome!
Mailing List: Please
Register for our mailing list for updates and event announcements.
2023 Season: SRRA is embarking on a new organizational phase in 2023. We are working on securing access for masters rowing at Picnic Pines on Silver Lake for at least June (1-2 afternoons from 5:30-7:30 pm and Saturday mornings) then, if negations with Spokane Airport go as planned, we will be rowing on the Spokane River at Felts Field, July through October, in addition to having continued access to Silver Lake for some sessions/individual rowing. Neither site is open to the public and specific information will be provided to members for access purposes. Directions to rowing sites posted under FAQs https://www.spokanerowing.org/wp/directions/.
We have hired a new coach (more on that in a separate post); we are working on offering Learn-to-Row in July (see more at https://www.spokanerowing.org/wp/learn-to-row/), and we hope to offer 3-6 masters sessions on the water each week also beginning in July. With all these changes and more (new land rental costs, more days of rowing access, etc.) SRRA fees are increasing e in 2023. Schedules will be posted on the SRRA Calendar and in iCrew app (more about iCrew below).
Check the Calendar page for the most up-to-date schedule information.
Volunteering: SRRA relies on member volunteers to be Board members, participate in recruiting events, clean-up efforts, boat maintenance, fund-raising, and other tasks. Please plan to volunteer about 10 hours per season to help keep this club healthy and sustainable.
Safety: Safety is SRRA’s first priority. All rowers must pass a swim test, small boat rowers must also pass a boat re-entry test and be competent steering the applicable waterway (river or lake). Hi-visibility shirts/hats, inflatable PFD’s, and a cell phone in each boat is encouraged and/or required. All members are encouraged to read SRRA’s Safety Protocol and are required to view USRowing’s safety video each season. SRRA carries USRowing lability insurance.
What to expect at rowing session: Please arrive a few minutes early to stretch, warm-up, carry oars and boats to the water and be ready to row. Most SRRA boats have large size shoes, so bring socks and/or water shoes to wear. There is no drinking water at Silver Lake or the Spokane River at Felts Field, please come prepared. During coached sessions most masters rowers will be assigned a boat with others to improve on their sweep or sculling technique. SRRA owns some singles and masters rowers who are competent can request to row one of the singles (vis iCrew) during a practice. Some members may own their own boats and will have the opportunity for additional access to SRRA’s rowing sites. SRRA will charge a storage fee for privately owned (insured) rowing shells. At some point in the future, SRRA members may form their own rowing teams to practice together at times that suit their needs. Purchase of additional private coaching may be available as well.
iCrew App: SRRA uses iCrew for registration and scheduling rowing sessions and events. If you are not registered with iCrew, you will need to request a registration code from SRRA@spokanerowing.org in order to complete your iCrew registration at https://icrew.club/register?club=SRRA. iCrew automatically updates the SRRA calendar https://www.spokanerowing.org/wp/events/ on this webpage.
SRRA on Facebook: Follow SRRA at https://www.facebook.com/SpokaneRiverRowing
Reminder: you can only get on the water after registering, paying, and completing the various safety and insurance documents and trainings. It might be a bit daunting at first, but once it’s done it’s done! See details at Membership.
Membership dues and fees: An Annual Membership (tax deductible) donation is required for each member. In addition, full season, monthly, college-age, or punch cards are payable depending on your rowing schedule. See payment information below.
Steps to becoming and SRRA Member: If you plan on rowing with the SRRA this season, you will need to submit the following items:
- 1. Rower Information: SRRA needs to submit a roster to USRowing with the names, addresses and USRowing ID number of all active rowers. SRRA asks that you provide contact information and USRowing ID prior to your 1st rowing session. iCrew coordinatew with USRowing rosters, so help us maintain our roster by including your USRowing ID on your iCrew profile.
- 2. Liability Release:
- Before SRRA can let anyone on the water, we need to have a current signed USRowing Waiver filed electronically at https://membership.usrowing.org. You will need SRRA’s organizational validation code QT79N if you have not previously registered with USRowing as a member of SRRA.
- USRowing no longer uses a paper/PDF waiver. The online electronic registration and release form is required.
3. Medical History: Please download and complete the Medical History form so we have some background information in the event of a medical emergency.
Bring forms to your first practice or mail it to SRRA at:Spokane River Rowing Association (SRRA)
c/o Brandan Borgias
9326 E Holman Rd
Spokane, WA 99206
Member Dues and Fees:
2023 update: SRRA is now more autonomous from our previous partnership with Gonzaga University. As a result, SRRA expenses for land rental, equipment storage, coaching, sponsorship of low income rowers, etc. will be increasing.
All fees will be payable in the iCrew app
A word on our Annual Dues and Seasonal/Monthly/Punchcard Fees.
Annual Dues ($125): help cover SRRA’s USRowing membership, and insurance, and basic costs of business licenses and registration. Before we even get to the water SRRA spends over $2500 each year to be in existence. Your membership dues are tax deductible. Membership annual dues offset our basic operating expenses. The Annual membership dues are in addition to monthly or punch card fees.
Full Season, Monthly or Punch Card Fees go primarily to coaching, equipment repair and maintenance, boathouse, and launch expenses. Last year the full season fee option was $450, the Monthly fee was $100, and a punch card was $150. The fees are in addition to the Annual Membership Dues.
- Full Season Option ($500): this is a discounted rate over the monthly, pay-as-you go option.
- Monthly Option ($125/mo): for normal months, June, July, August, September, and October. Entitles members to all coached and open rowing sessions (typically at least 10-12 coached sessions each month, plus open rowing TBA). This option allows for being away from rowing for other commitments, vacations, and such.
- 10-SessionPunch card Option ($175): These “cards” can be used at any time during the season. While not as good a deal as the full season or monthly options for regular rowers, they offer the greatest flexibility for rowers that cannot row consistently for a full month. Punch cards are good for the indicated number of coached or open rowing sessions. Rowers will be on honor system to show attendance in iCrew, which tracks your punchcard balance.
- College age rowers (18-23) Option ($225 for the full season, all inclusive) : We offer a discounted Annual dues plus fees package for season access to coached and uncoached sessions .
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