Middle School Rowing
Our Middle School program will return to action in the fall of 2021. Registration for all fall rowing programs will open in late July. To subscribe to SRA’s newsletter and receive updates, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the word “subscribe” in the subject line.
Sammamish Rowing Association’s middle school program is for students in grades 6-8 who want to learn a new sport, have fun, and spend time outdoors. Participants learn rowing technique on the water with an emphasis on sculling (two-oar rowing). They also build physical fitness with land-based workouts that can include running, calisthenics, and fitness-related games and competitions.
In fall and spring, 8th graders have registration priority; rowers in 7th grade who meet the minimum height requirement of 5' 1" are added if space is available. Our summer programs are open to grades 6-8 with no priority assigned.
In fall and spring, Middle School rowers practice three days a week after school. Two days a week practice is run out of Idylwood Park in Redmond, where rowers learn to “beach launch” (wading in shallow water to launch and land). On Friday, rowers practice at the Hod Fowler Boathouse in Marymoor Park to improve their technique and fitness on the boathouse ergs (rowing machines).
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