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Olympia Area Rowing (OAR) promotes competitive and recreational rowing for adults and youth in the local community, fostering sportsmanship, teamwork, athleticism and camaraderie.


OAR’s COVID-19 Response Update May 26, 2020

Health and safety of our members and our community is our number one priority. We know that our current rowers are eager to get back on the water, and many more members of our Olympia community are looking to explore a new outdoor sport. We are working hard on responsible and safe ways to make this happen in accordance with guidelines issued by USRowing, the State of Washington, and Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, while remembering that we are privileged and fortunate to be able to row at this time.

The boathouse is currently open to adult members using private and club singles following our new COVID-19 Safety Protocol. Please check back for updates regarding coached programs for both Adult and Youth Program rowers.

-OAR COVID-19 Task Force


 


Youth Program Summer Rowing — 2020 Summer Programs  options offered to Middle School and High School student athletes. 

Summer Registration for the OAR Youth Summer Camps for new rowers is open! Learning to row in a single-person scull is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in a socially distanced setting.

Please join us to learn the sport of rowing, enjoy being out on the water, and see Puget Sound from a new perspective!

Summer programs are available in July and August.

Beginning Sculling Camps For New High School Rowers and New Middle School Rowers

For dates and more information, see OAR High School Beginning Sculling Camp

RETURNING High School athletes who have participated in at least one prior camp

For dates and more information, see   Novice High School Sculling Guide

Returning Middle School athletes who have participated in at least one prior camp

For dates and more information, see OAR Middle School Novice Summer Camps 2020

Contact Gretchen Van Dusen at oargirlsteam@gmail.com to receive program updates when they become available.


Adult Summer Rowing — Opportunities for New Rowers 

Registration for the OAR Learn to Scull program will be open soon! Learning to row in a single-person scull is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in a socially distanced setting.

Please join us to learn the sport of rowing, enjoy being out on the water, and see Puget Sound from a new perspective!

Stay tuned!

Contact Joan Cullen at grannyjoan4@aol.com to receive program updates when they become available.