Early Season News/Updates for SRRA

Thanks to everyone who responded to the questionnaire about adding another morning session. Nine of us can make it on Tuesday morning (6 on the other mornings) so I added Tuesday morning practices.

Anthony is available to cox for these sessions, so let’s try hard to get at least 8 people out so we can fill out the eight (SRRA’s only coxed boat). Anthony is a fabulous cox so it will be great to get his experience while he is home from college.

Jon Legualt has also added a Monday evening session. As it gets warmer the lake will get busier and we will be taking that into account regarding evening rowing times. 

Keep watching iCrew for changes.

Exciting news! SRRA has 40 members, 18 folks in the June Learn to Row classes, and over 200 people on the water already in June!!! We have two volunteer safety launch drivers (thanks Lisa and Mike), two volunteer coxswains (thanks Anthony and Reagan) and some additional interest from possible coaches. 

We’ve had some spectacular mornings and evenings on the water and in my observation, the rowing is getting longer and stronger. Well Done Everyone!

Maybe we should hold some inter-club races later in the summer :)

Gayne Sears

SRRA Annual Meeting – 2023

Come one, Come all! Please join your friends and fellow rowers at SRRA’s Annual Meeting. Members, families, interested folks are all welcome. It will be a fun evening with “Get To Row You BINGO” and lots of information about the 2023 rowing and learn to row opportunities.
Tuesday 2 May 2023 7-830 pm
Valley YMCA
2421 N Discovery Pl
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
We will share:
    • Opportunities and dues for rowing in 2023
    • New site options,
    • Plans for a learn to row course
    • Financial status and budget for the year
    • Plans for coaching and recruiting events
    • Diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts
    • Ideas for increased social gatherings,
    • Club opportunities for volunteering
    • How to use iCrew,
    • Early season safety
    • Hold an election for new Board members.


When can we get on the water? Long Spring Runoff — Silver Lake Rowing in 2022

Well the spring run off on the Spokane River is not expected to subside to rowable conditions for a few more weeks. SO, SRRA is shifting gears to give us the opportunity to get on the water in mid June at Silver Lake.

This means we need to move some boats. We plan to do this on Monday 13 June. I have entered a session in iCrew from 5:30- 7:30 pm we will need at least 6 people to help de rig, load the trailer and unload at Silver Lake (GU Johnson Family boathouse). 

After that, the plan is for rowing sessions:

    • Monday and Thursday evenings 5:30-730ish,
    • Wednesday mornings 5:45- 7:30 ish 
    • Saturday morning 8-10.

Specific times will be posted by Coach Voorheees in ICrew.  I am excited to get to row at this facility, it has a great dock and  Silver Lake is a cool new place to row. Thanks to GU for sharing!

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.

11410 Silver Lake South Rd.
Medical Lake, WA 99022

Take Interstate 90 West to Exit 270 onto SR-904 West toward Four Lakes, Cheney
Continue on to SR-904
Turn right onto W. Medical Lake Four Lakes Rd
Turn left onto W Silver Lake Rd.
Turn left onto Silver Lake South Rd
Continue on for half a mile. Destination will be on your right.

link to directions:

Gayne Sears

USRowing two minute promo video

This video is 2 minutes long, and features Spokane River Rowing Association members Joe Gasperi, Cindy Shirts, Jeff Evans, and Lisa Galow, from when they attended the Masters Training Camp in the spring of 2011!

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