Sammamish Rowing Association’s middle school program is geared primarily to 8th graders. Participants learn rowing technique on the water and 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" go on a waitlist and are added if space is available. Summer programs are for rising 8th graders only.
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). In summer all practices are held at the Hod Fowler Boathouse.
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Summer Middle School Camp
SRA’s Middle School Camp is for rising 8th graders interested in participating in the regular middle school program in fall. No prior experience required. Rising 8th graders who participated in SRA’s middle school program as 7th graders are also welcome. Rising 7th graders go on a waitlist and are added if space is available.
Spring Middle School Program
Spring: March 27th - May 19th
Holiday: April 10th - 11th
Requirements and Resources
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