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Community Rowing in Lakewood, Washington

What to Wear to Crew Practice

Be ready for the weather!

Rowing takes place in all kinds of weather and through multiple seasons, so dressing in the right gear is critical for your performance, comfort, and safety.

 Warm Weather

  • cap
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • water bottle
  • uni or shorts
  • fitted t-shirt
  • socks
Cold Weather

  • thermal hat
  • fitted shirts
  • vest or fleece
  • splash jacket
  • long leggings
  • warm socks
  • water bottle

Tips for New Rowers

Layers of technical fabrics work best. Avoid cotton. Wool is also great in cold weather.

Wear high-vis and bright colors for safety. We share the lake with speed boats and other crews. 

Pack a warm change of clothes and a snack to leave at the boathouse. You can end up in the water unexpectedly, or just get really wet from splashing or the weather.

Fitted tops and jackets are better than loose-fitting garments that might catch your oar handle(s) or get caught in the tracks of your sliding seat.

Where to Shop

You don't have to shop for specialty rowing gear, but here are a few sites that are popular with rowers:

776 B.C.
Regatta Sport
JL Racing

You can also find great buys on technical clothing on Amazon, Old Navy, and at other big box retailers.

Optional Gear

Some athletes like to invest in these items, but they aren't necessary to purchase:

rowing gloves
pogies - to keep hands warm in very cold weather
rowing computer - tracks your stroke rate, meters, and time during workouts
safety lights - the team also provides lights for crews to use in low-light conditions

Team Clothing through iTeams Order

Boathouse Uniform Orders

The CBRC Boathouse store is not currently open. When it is, please be advised of the closing date, as orders will not be accepted after the Boathouse page has closed. Please note that we require a minimum of 8 units per item. Should any product in your cart not reach the minimum, that item will be removed from your cart prior to processing your order.

If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected], in the subject line write: Attention Team Clothing.

The clothing is currently closed and will open in February


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

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

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PO Box 99512 
Lakewood, Washington 98496

Email: [email protected]


PO Box 99512 
Lakewood, Washington 98496

Email: [email protected]
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