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Community Rowing in Lakewood, Washington


Posted: December 2023  

Assistant Youth Rowing Coach

Commencement Bay Rowing Club
Lakewood, WA (near Tacoma, WA)

Commencement Bay Rowing Club (CBRC) is committed to serving the South Puget Sound rowing community with the highest quality rowing programs. Founded in 1992, we've grown to become one of the premier rowing clubs in the area, offering competitive programs for juniors (8th-12th grade), masters (post college), and sculling. Our teams train out of a modern boathouse on American Lake in Lakewood, WA, and compete in local, regional, and national USRowing-affiliated regattas.

CBRC is seeking an assistant youth coach for our upcoming Spring racing season and beyond.
We are looking for coaches to work directly with our novice and intermediate rowers, as well as assist in coaching our varsity rowers as we grow our youth team of about 20 athletes back to pre-pandemic levels of 40-50. The assistant coaching positions are great entry-level positions for aspiring coaches eager to inspire and motivate the next generation of rowing champions. 


The ideal candidate has:

  • at least three years of experience rowing at the high school, club, or collegiate level

  • a positive and inclusive attitude

  • a current WA state boating card (or ability to obtain one before position start)

  • Safesport certification (or ability to obtain one before position start)

  • CPR/First Aid certification (or ability to obtain one before position start)

About the position

  • Start date: January 22nd or earlier. 

  • 15-20 hours/week, plus extra hours on regatta weekends

  • $18-$22/hour, DOE

  • Practices are held weekday afternoons, Monday-Friday, 3:45-5:30 p.m.
    during the Spring season

  • Assistant coaching duties are from 3 - 6 p.m. on practice days

  • Additional Summer morning coaching opportunities available through our
    Learn to Row programs and junior summer camps

  • Regattas: typically  6 in spring including multi-day travel regattas

  • Free membership is included for our coaches

Youth (Juniors) program season dates

Spring Season (returning rowers)

Feb. 12 - May 19

Summer Season (returning rowers)

June 24 - Aug. 8

Fall Season (returning rowers)

Sep. 3 - Nov. 3

Fall Season (novice rowers)

Sep. 9 - Oct. 31


How to Apply

For additional information or to submit your resume and references, please contact: 

Claire Ratcliff 

Head Youth Coach

[email protected]

Jim Gallagher

President, CBRC Board of Directors

[email protected]

Boathouse Address:

8928 North Thorne Lane SW

Lakewood, WA 98498

Mailing Address:

PO Box 99512 

Lakewood, Washington 98496

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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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