Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need to Take a "Flip Test"?
No! You do not need to take a "flip test" to register for an SBM. If you flip while rowing, you should attempt to re-enter the boat. If you are unable, you should push your boat to shore and re-enter from there. You should always be wearing a PFD, as well as row close enough to shore to facilitate this.
Can I Row During Some Parts of the Year and Not Others?
Yes! You will just need to cancel your auto-renewing membership by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To reactivate later in the year, just sign up again via the Register Now! button above.
What Do I Do Once I've Registered for an SBM?
First, make sure you have completed all the required forms, linked above. Then, send an email to email@example.com to set up a time to meet for a brief orientation and to set up your reservation account in iCrew. (If you've had the SBM before you won't need to have another orientation, but you should still contact the SBM Coordinator to get iCrew set up again.) Then you'll be ready to row!
Can I Bring a Guest to Row with an SBM Membership?
Yes! Small boat members are also entitled to row with one guest per month. Guests should register for a no-cost private-lesson membership and must complete SRA's required safety paperwork before rowing.
Can I row a Parent-Child double with my under-18 kid?
Typically all SBM rowers and their guests must be 18 or older. But if your child is under 18, you may row a double (not singles) once per month with your child as part of your SBM guest pass. They must have all safety paperwork submitted prior to rowing. Rowers under 18 may not register for their own SBM or row singles independently.
Small Boat Membership
Lake Sammamish has miles of open water. With no commercial watercraft vying for space on the lake, Sammamish is perfect for rowing small boats. Through SRA’s small-boat membership, members can take small boats (1x, 2x, 2-) on their own, without a coach and free from the constraints of team practice schedules. Small boat members are also entitled to row with one guest per month. Guests should register for a no-cost private-lesson membership and must complete SRA's required safety paperwork before rowing.
Be sure to read through the SBM Almanac to answer any questions you may have!
Monthly memberships are available at student, independent, and team rates. Membership auto-renews each month and can be canceled at any time with two weeks’ notice via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Ethan Currie | email@example.com
If you don't meet the prerequisites above, you can inquire about private lessons at firstname.lastname@example.org. Private lessons will improve your small-boat skills and may enable you to bypass the Small-Boat Membership prerequisites. Private lessons are for people who already know how to row and at minimum have gone through SRA’s Learn to Row or the equivalent.
Requirements and Resources
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