High School Rowing
Sammamish Rowing Association’s high school team is a nationally competitive rowing program that forms kids into young adults and develops teen athletes who value sportsmanship, fitness, commitment, teamwork, and discipline. SRA rowers have earned more than 20 regional championships, placed in the top ten at Youth Nationals, and been recruited to row at NCAA Division I, II, and III colleges. SRA alumni have represented the United States at World Championships and the Olympics. At Sammamish Rowing Association, the athletes of today become the leaders of tomorrow.
Rowers in their first year of high-school rowing, including those who rowed in middle school, join the novice team. After a year of novice rowing, they move to the experienced team. Individuals with small bodies but big personalities have the opportunity to become coxswains, vital members of the team who steer boats, relay coach commands during practice, and execute race plans during competition.
Rowers on SRA’s high school team practice on weekdays after school and compete in regattas on the weekends. Experienced-team rowers have an additional practice on Saturday mornings. Rowers spend most days on the water but also participate in “land days” that include working out on rowing machines, running, and strength training.
Rowing is a year-round sport at SRA, with both fall and spring seasons. SRA also offers summer camps that are open to first-time rowers, middle school rowers getting ready for the high school team, and experienced-team members.
Not sure about rowing? Try it! Our two-week trial for novice rowers runs at the beginning of spring and fall seasons and costs just $25.
Requirements and resources