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Community Rowing in Lakewood, Washington

Our schedule for 2024 introductory classes is now available.

Click the link for either Introductory Sculling classes or Introductory Sweep classes to see our offerings for this year.

Adult Learn-to-Row Classes

CBRC is a great place to learn to row!

Our introductory classes for adults start in May and continue throughout the summer. We offer classes in both of the disciplines that make up the sport - sculling and sweep rowing.

If you have decided you want to learn how to scull or sweep, click Register to set up an account on this site and then register for a session with either the Adult
Introductory Sculling Class or Adult Introductory Sweep Class.

Introductory Sculling
  • In sculling, each athlete uses two shorter oars
  • Participants in our Introductory Sculling Class learn to row a recreational single scull as part of a small group

Introductory Sweep Rowing
  • In sweep rowing, each athlete uses one long oar, and rows either on the port or starboard side of the shell
  • Participants in our Introductory Sweep Class learn to row in a shell with eight rowers and a coxswain, who steers and directs the crew

We encourage people to learn both sweep rowing and sculling to get a good foundation for entering our Masters program.

People who complete one of our introductory classes, or have previous rowing experience, are welcome to join the club and participate in our ongoing Masters rowing program. The Masters group rows on the water from February through early November, and then meets November through January for indoor training.

Please contact us if you would like to receive updates about intro classes and other CBRC events via email.

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Contact Us


PO Box 99512 
Lakewood, Washington 98496

Email: [email protected]


PO Box 99512 
Lakewood, Washington 98496

Email: [email protected]
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