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Youth Rowing: Renton Junior Crew


RRC Junior Spring 2018 Schedule 

High School Juniors (Experienced/Novice): M – Th 4– 6:00pm. Every other week/weekend Fri 4-6:00pm Sat 8-9:30am practice

Middle School Girls (Experienced/Novice): M/W 4-6:00pm

Middle School Boys (Experienced/Novice): Tu/Th 4-6:00pm

No Practice/Holidays: President’s Day Feb 19


Dates Regatta/Event Locations Experienced Novice Middle School Est. Costs
Jan 27 Ergomania Rainier Community Center X X X (free 500m dash) $30
Feb 3 Sound Rowers 7 mile row La Conner X $25
Feb 9-11 Joy of Sculling Conference Red Lion Hotel, Renton WA RRC Coaches Education Seminar Not required. Just a FYI for rowers.
Feb 10 Bows to Mt. Rainer RRC X X X Included in Registration Fee
March 10-11 Vashon Regatta Vashon Island X X X Select Exp. Separate Regatta Fee: TBA (depended on # of participates)
March 31 Husky Open Montlake Cut X Select Exp. $40
April 21-22 Lake Stevens Regatta Lake Stevens X X X Select Exp. $60
May 6 Vancouver Tri-Meet Lake Vancouver X Select Exp. Separate Regatta Fee: TBA
May 18-20 Jr NW Championships Lake Vancouver X X Separate Regatta Fee: TBA
May 21 Last Day of Jr Practice RRC TBA for Nationals on June 11! Row Renton.
June 3 Junior Spring Banquet Coach Kate’s Home X X X Potluck!

RRC Racing Uniforms: Look for emails when the JL store is open!

  • Returners: JL Unisuits required for all who are racing in Varsity Events. (Tanks are optional for warm-up gear)
  • Novice: JL Tank required for all racing in Novice Events. (black trou can be purchased at any athletic clothing department)
  • Middle School: RRC T-shirts can be ordered through RRC Office.

Required Paperwork for Youth Rowers: If new to rowing, only bring hard copies of the items in bold. If a returner, we don’t want your papers anymore! Links to forms/USRowing Membership Instructions below listed items. 

-Float Test (only if new to rowing and have not already turned one in the past 3 years)

-RRC Liability Waiver (Done online with registration)

-Photo Release Form (Done online with registration)

-Medical Release Form (only if new to rowing or need updating)

-Athlete Code of Conduct (All Junior Athletes will sign this on the first day of practice)

-USRowing Waiver/Membership (Done online through

Links below: 

  • RRC Youth Forms: Required per year. If you have already filled these out for a prior season this year, you do not have to turn them in again.
  • 2017 USRowingWaiver: Required per year. Please make sure you become a US Rowing Basic Membership, this is how you will receive a membership number to complete this form.
  • Step by Step Instruction for USRowing Membership
  • Note: If you are signing up to race any in the US Rowing Regatta such as the Green Lake Regattas or NW Championships, you will also have to update your membership from the basic to championship. Here is a document detailing the steps.




Our Youth Rowing team uses rowing as a means to develop new skills, learn how to work together, and challenge academic and athletic potential. All youth, grades 6-12 are welcome to participate.

The Renton Junior Programs offer year-round (Fall Season, Winter Conditioning, Spring Racing Season, Summer Training Camps) rowing opportunities for middle school and high school students in Renton and the surrounding area. We are committed to providing access to and excellence in the sport of rowing, and we foster individual development and achievement through a range of program offerings. Whether you need an introduction to the sport’s fundamentals or want to compete at the highest level, we have a program for you. Click on the Sign Up page in the left hand column to get registered today! The focus is on learning the basics of the sport and then competing in local regattas. The youth team uses rowing as a means to develop new skills, learn how to work together, and challenge academic and athletic potential.

Our team aims to provide full support to help remove the barriers that limit participation in rowing; lack of funds, inability to swim and lack of transportation. Beyond learning how to row as part of a team in a healthy environment, Renton Rowers will have access to academic support and mentor-ship, including tutors and pre-practice study hours. Academic support and community building are at the core of our team. Read more about Youth Rowing Scholarships here.

Our rowing coaches will support and guide youth as they learn to work together, set and achieve goals, and overcome challenges. The social, physical, and emotional benefits of rowing are boundless: a) as one of the most physically demanding sports, rowing enhances fitness and supports lifelong health and wellness; b) often called “the ultimate team sport,” rowing is ideal for instilling notions of persistence and self-efficacy; and c) because of its historical ties to universities, rowing is steeped in a college-going culture and rich educational networks. Through rowing, our athletes will challenge their potential on the water, in school, and in life, thereby contributing to a stronger, healthier community.


"It's a great art, is rowing. It's the finest art there is. It's a symphony of motion. And when you're rowing well, why, it's nearing perfection." George Yeoman Pocock


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