Race to Alaska... in a rowing shell? 

This summer, Ken Deem of Tacoma rowed a 1-person shell that he built himself 750 miles from Port Townsend to Ketchikan Alaska. Ken completed the Race to Alaska and raised over $4,000 to support our youth programs in the process. 

The Quincy & Whitni Henry Boat 

Thank you to Wintech Racing for donating a carbon fiber, 8-person shell! Naming boats is a big deal in rowing and we put a lot of thought into it. We are proud to recognize all that Quincy & Whitni Henry of Campfire Coffee do for the Tacoma community. This shell will be the flagship racing boat of our fleet for many years to come.

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: 

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 

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 

An Evening with Ashley Pryor 

Free Intro to Rowing Event for Youth

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

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: 

Important details: 

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: