Welcome, Coach Sabrina!

We are excited to announce that Sabrina Paulsen will be joining our coaching staff. Sabrina learned to row in Everett (WA) and then rowed at Old Dominion University. Sabrina has coached at George Mason University and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Sabrina will bring not only her rowing and coaching experience, but also her professional knowledge around youth mental health and physiology. 

Welcome new board member, Whitni Henry!

We are excited to announce that Whitni Henry has joined our Board of Directors. Whitni is an Air Force veteran and now runs Campfire Coffee with her husband. Whitni is also the parent of a student in our middle school program. 

STEM to Stern Middle School Showdown

This February, Tacoma Rowing athletes will be competing in the 2nd annual STEM to Stern Middle School Showdown. In this virtual event, middle school students from around the country will compete in 250 meter and 500 meter races. We will update this results in early March.

2 National Champs Crowned at NW Ergomania

Two national champions were crowned at NW Ergomania on 03 February. Rachel Egner of Pocock Rowing Club won the Womens 50-54 500meter event with a time of 1:37.6. Elijah Harrison of Idaho won the Mens U17 2K title with a time of 6:08.9. There was a lot of great racing and sportmanship on display throught the day. Congratulations to our 10 Grit City Award winners who each completed 3 or more events on race day. One Grit City Award winner was Viktor Williamson of Tri-Cities Rowing who was competing in his first ever rowing event. Good luck Lina Belanger Grit City Award winner Lina Belanger who will be competing in the Versa Challenge at the World Indoor Championships in Prague Feb 2024. Several athletes from Seize the Oar also joined us. 

West coast satellite site for Indoor Nationals

We are pleased to announce that NW Ergomania! will be the west coast satellite site for the 2024 USRowing Indoor National Championships. Register at Ergomania and you results will be automatically  included in the national leaderboards. More included int he information is available here

NW Ergomania 03 Feb 2024

Join us on 03 February at Pacific Lutheran University for NW Ergomania! 2024. This event is for ages 12-80+ with races from 500meters to 1 hour. Race, volunteer or just come watch athletes from WA, OR, ID, CA and Canada. This event is hosted by Tacoma Rowing and Pocock Rowing Club. More information is available here

Spring 2024 registration is now open

Register your athlete today for Spring 2024 rowing. We have two options- our 2-day per week recreational program (open to 6-12 grade) and our 4-day per week competitive program (open to 7-12 grade). Find out more here

Join us at Camptoberfest

Join us 30 Sept at Campfire Coffee (1554 Market St, Tacoma) from 2-8pm.There will be drinks, music, vendors and other outdoors organizations. Meet some of our youth athletes, board members, parents and hope on a rowing machine. 

Thank you, donors!

Through the generosity of our donors, we have purchased our first new NK Cox Box and Speed Coach units. These devices provide provide valuable real time data during races and training, much like the monitor on a rowing machine.

THRIVE- Year 2 is underway

We are excited to partner with Hilltop Heritage Middle School's THRIVE program. 2023-2024 will be our second year. We are grateful for the opportunity to introduce more of Tacoma's youth to the sport!

Fall youth program registration is now open

You can now register for fall youth rowing via phone or web. Two options: recreational (2 days per week) and competitive (4 days per week). 

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.

Pocock Foundation Regional Grant

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: