NEWS

NWErgomania! is back... and in Tacoma

Tacoma Rowing is honored to host NWErgomania! on 11 Feb 2023. Thanks to Pacific Lutheran University for providing the venue. Team trophies for juniors and masters. All events open to para athletes. More information available at: https://linktr.ee/tacomarowing

Hilltop Heritage Middle School: THRIVE

Beginning in September 2022, Tacoma Rowing will partner with Hilltop Heritage Middle School's THRIVE program. 4 days per week during their first period of the school day, 18 middle school students will meet our coaches for erg instruction, yoga, strength training and breath work.

Rusty Rowers Reunion on 10 Sept 2022

If rowed in high school or college and support our mission, please join us at 10am on 10 Sept 2022. This is part open house and part working session to figure out how we can get more of Tacoma's youth on the water. If you have questions, please email us. If you want to attend, please RSVP here.

Tacoma Rowing on Ready Row USA Podcast

We are proud to announce that we received a grant from the George Pocock Rowing Foundation. As part of the foundation's regional grant program, we will be able to purchase a trailer for rowing shells and pay stipends to participants in our BIPoC Coach Development program.

Tacoma Rowing on Ready Row USA Podcast

Tacoma Rowing will be featured in a Club Spotlight on the Ready Row USA podcast. Watch live at 1:30 Pacific / 4:30 Eastern time on 22 April 2022 or catch the recording here. After the recording, you will also be able to find the episode on your favorite podcast platform.

Monday Morning Rows for BIPoC Entrepreneurs

We are excited to offer free Monday morning rows for BIPoC entrepreneurs. This is a free program which runs May - September. No experience necessary. Visit our programs page to learn more.

Register Now for 2022 Summer Camps

Registration is now open for 2022 summer camps. One week sessions are available for middle and high school youth. You can register for one or more weeks. All sessions will be held at Future Waterway Park at 2110 East D Street in Tacoma. Click here to register.

Thank you, Olympic Sports & Spine

Huge thanks to the employees of Olympic Sports & Spine. During the month of February, OSSR employees raised over $900 to support our youth programs. We are incredibly grateful for their generosity.

Purchase Campfire Coffee to Support Our Youth Programs

We are proud to partner with Campfire Coffee. 50% of all sales will go towards our youth programs. You can have beans shipped to you, pickup in store or delivered (Tacoma, Fircrest, UP and Federal Way). Purchase here through April 15.

Registration for Spring 2022 Middle School Rowing is Open

Registration is now open for Spring 2022 middle school rowing. The program is 3 days per week. All sessions will be held at Future Waterway Park at 2030 East D Street in Tacoma. Click here to register.

Certified Indoor Rowing Instruction Available

Coach Dave is now a certified indoor rowing coach. If you are interested in training specific to the rowing machine, please contact us. Dave can create individualized training programs, lead classes (live or online) or lead a fun, challenging group event.

The certification is provided by UCanRow2 and Concept2.

Site Agreement Signed & Fundraiser

  • We are proud to announce that we signed a site use agreement with MetroParks. This deal will allow us to store equipment at Foss Waterway, thereby significantly increases our capacity to serve Tacoma and bring the sport of rowing to more people.

    • 58.5% of Tacoma Public Schools middle and high students attend schools less than 5 miles from our new site!

  • In order to realize this potential, we need to set up the site with fencing, racks and a storage container. We also need to purchase additional safety equipment etc. (We already have boats, oars and some other equipment.)

Please visit our GoFundMe page for details on how you can help. Your support in any amount will make a difference for our youth. You can also share the link via social media, text and email.

Spring & Summer 2022 Registration

  • Spring registration will be available in the first week of February on the MetroParks website. Programs include:

    • Middle school rowing

    • Customized half-day group learn-to-row outings. These are great for corporate team building or a memorable experience with friends and family.

  • Summer registration will be available in March. Programs include:

    • Camps for middle and high school students

    • Adult learn-to-row classes

    • Customized half-day group learn-to-row outings. These are great for corporate team building or a memorable experience with friends and family.

An Evening with Ashley Pryor

  • In January 2022, we hosted a small gathering for local BIPoC entrepreneurs at Tacoma Wellness Studio. Ashley Pryor, Founder & CEO of Relentless Rowing Academy shared her experience in the sport and the work of the Black Coaches & Rowers Association. Ashley then led a short erg session for everyone.

Free Intro to Rowing Event for Youth

  • In December 2021, in partnership with Tacoma Wellness Studio, we hosted a free training session for youth. Participants learned the basics of mobility, some kettlebell movements and learned to use rowing machines.

Giving Tuesday

Please consider supporting our efforts to empower youth and build community through rowing.


How your support helps our youth:

$10: Snacks for a youth who needs nutritious food after school

$25: Shirt, hat and racing shorts for a team member

$50: Supplies for a STEM lesson

$100: 1 week of summer camp for a Tacoma youth

$250: A spring or fall season scholarship for a participant


  • Paypal and Venmo: @tacomarowing

  • Mail a check to: Tacoma Rowing, 5316 N 45th St Tacoma WA 98407

  • For other ways to help, see the "How to Help" section of our website

  • We are a registered 501c3 and will provide a tax receipt for all donations

Team Gear Store Now Open

In collaboration with The TSM Shop...


We are excited to announce that our first ever

team gear store is now open! Each item sold benefits our youth programming.


As always:

  • We are keeping things simple.

  • Our mission is at the heart of what we do. So, where it fits, items include our mission.

  • We are proud to work with local businesses. Thanks to our friends at @thetsmshop in Hilltop


Important details:

  • Store closes Dec 5 at 11:59pm.

  • If you live in Tacoma, Seattle, Olympia, or Vashon, we will deliver your items.

  • If you live outside of those areas, we will ship items to you.

  • Either way, after placing order, DM or email us with your order number so we can coordinate delivery.

  • We will make every effort to get items to you by Dec 24.

  • If you have any questions, please DM or email us at info@tacomarowing.org

Winter Training

In collaboration with Tacoma Wellness Studio and HybrED Fitness...

December 5: 1- day introduction to rowing training event. Space is limited. Call or email us to reserve your spot.

December - February: Scholarships available for ongoing winter training indoors. Please contact us for more information and to apply.

Flyers around Tacoma

Have you seen our flyers at your favorite local businesses? We recently began posting flyers at some supportive businesses in our community.

If you own a business and would like to support our work, please let us know. We would be happy to drop off flyers.

If you do not see a flyer at your favorite local establishments, let us know and we will reach out to the owners.

Thank you to: