Olympia Area Rowing is situated on Budd Inlet, at the southern-most reach of Puget Sound. It is bordered by the stately trees of Priest Point Park, grand homes and cottages, marinas, restaurants and even a golf course. Gull Harbor, accessible only at high tide, is tucked away on the far side of a sand bar just to the northwest. The waters are home to playful harbor seals, perky geoducks (clams), and smacks of jellyfish, while eagles, herons, gulls and other water birds skim across the waves. Many mornings the water is flat/calm, with very little boat traffic. An ideal place for a morning row.

High School Team Rowing (Fall 2022)
For grades 9 through 12, the fall season starts with a “mini camp” the week prior to school starting. Practices are 5 sessions each week or 3 sessions each week, depending on the athlete’s interest/goals. There are 3 opt-in away competitions scheduled right now with a home event in the works (view the current calendar here).

PracticesSeason DatesPractice
Days/Times
FeeCompetition
Option
5 practice sessions/weekSeason Start
August 29

Season End
November 8
M T W Th F

8/29 – 9/2
9:00a – 12:00p

9/6 – 11/8
4:00p – 6:30p
$700Yes*
3 practice sessions/weekSeason Start
August 29

Season End
November 8
M Th F

8/29 – 9/2
9:00a – 12:00p

9/6 – 11/8
4:00p – 6:30p
$450Home Events Only
* Additional fees for competition.

To get started, we use iCrew for our registration process, payment processing, and applicable forms. New users can start creating their accounts here. Rowers who have been rowing with OAR since fall 2021 will need to join the team through their iCrew account directly.

Middle School Summer Camps
For grades 7 through 8, the fall season starts the week after school starts. Practices are 3 sessions each week. There is 1 opt-in away competition scheduled right now (view the current calendar here).

PracticesSeason DatesPractice
Days/Times
FeeCompetition
Option
3 practice sessions/weekSeason Start
September 12

Season End
October 7
M W F
4:30p – 6:30p
$450Yes*
* Additional fees for competition.

To get started, we use iCrew for our registration process, payment processing, and applicable forms. New users can start creating their accounts here. Rowers who have been rowing with OAR since fall 2021 will need to join the team through their iCrew account directly.

Adult Learn to Scull Classes
Our learn to scull classes are 5-sessions during which students learn how to handle the boats, oars, basic rowing technique, and safety. The first session is an introduction to rowing on the indoor rowing machine with on-water safety information. The following 4 days of class involve on-water training with water safety tests at the very end of the class. Classes are limited to 4 rowers to ensure positive, productive, and empowering experiences for all. Spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Contact Learn.to.Row@OlympiaAreaRowing.org

ClassPractice Days/TimesFee
Class #1
May 2-6
M T W Th F
6:30p – 8:30p
$200
(class filled!)
Class #2
May 9-13
M T W Th F
6:30p – 8:30p
$200
(1 spot left!)
Class #3
May 20-22, 28-29
F
6:00p – 8:00p
Sa-Su
8:30a – 10:30a
$200
(class cancelled)
Class #4
June 13-17
M T W Th F
6:30p – 8:30p
$200
(class filled!)
Class #5
June 17-18, 20, 22, 25
F
6:00p – 8:00p
Sa
8:30a – 10:30a
M W
6:30p – 8:30p
$200
(class filled!)
Class #6
Jun 20-24
M T W Th F
9:00a – 11:00a
$200
(class filled!)
Class #7
July 1-3, 9-10
F
6:00p – 8:00p
Sa-Su
8:30a – 10:30a
$200
(class filled!)
Class #8
July 15-17, 23-24
F
6:00p – 8:00p
Sa-Su
8:30a – 10:30a
$200
(class filled!)
Class #9
July 29, 31
August 1, 3, 7
F
6:00p – 8:00p
Su
8:30a – 10:30a
M W
6:30p – 8:30p
$200
(class filled!)
Class #10
August 12-14, 20-21
F
6:00p – 8:00p
Sa-Su
8:30a – 10:30a
$200
(class filled!)
Class #11
August 26-29, 31
F
6:00p – 8:00p
Sa-Su
8:30a – 10:30a
M W
6:30p – 8:30p
$200
(class filled!)