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Who is OAR?

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 — Opportunities for New Rowers 

Summer Registration for the OAR Youth Summer Camps for new rowers 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!

Summer programs will be available in July and August.

The camp guides below will give you an idea of our vision for each camp. Please note, due to COVID-19 we will be updating these guides to reflect the changes and requirements necessary to safely and responsibly row at this time.

Summer Youth Novice Sculling Camp Guide for High School Athletes (not yet updated for COVID-19)

Summer Youth Middle School Sculling Camp Guide for Middle School Athletes (not yet updated for COVID-19)

Stay tuned!

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.