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Community Rowing in Lakewood, Washington

Our Mission

Through rowing, CBRC builds community, confidence, and excellence.

Our Club

Commencement Bay Rowing Club is committed to serving the South Sound rowing community with the highest quality rowing programs. CBRC began with a single four-oared racing shell in 1992. We've grown to become one of the premier rowing clubs in the South Puget Sound area, offering programs for juniors (high school students), masters (post college), and sculling. Our goal is to provide the highest quality instruction and competition for rowers of all ages.

The CBRC boathouse is conveniently located south of Tacoma off I-5 on beautiful, tree-lined American Lake in Lakewood's Harry Todd Park. The boathouse was built through the generosity of Tacoma area foundations, businesses, and individuals in support of youth and community rowing. Since opening in 1997, the boathouse has been home to CBRC and collegiate crews from Pacific Lutheran University, and University of Puget Sound. With four active boat bays, a work bay, and banquet and meeting facilities, this modern boathouse provides South Sound rowers with access to some of the best rowing water in the Northwest.

Womens Youth 4+ National Champions 2012

K. Brown/K. Petrich/N. Reetz/C. Thompson/A. Lambert (Cox) Coach Dan Packer

Anti-Discriminatory Statement

Commencement Bay Rowing Club is an equal opportunity community, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, citizenship, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and to whom we provide service. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all stakeholders past, present, and future.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 99512
Lakewood, WA 98496

Boathouse Address:
8928 N Thorne Lane SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

Contact Us


PO Box 99512 
Lakewood, Washington 98496

Email: [email protected]


PO Box 99512 
Lakewood, Washington 98496

Email: [email protected]
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