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Renton Rowing Center

Our Mission

Renton Rowing Center encourages people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to discover community on and off the water.

At RRC, we believe that everyone should have access to participate in the great sport of rowing at the level that is most beneficial to them. We strive for every member of our community to develop a love of rowing, lifelong physical activity, and commitment to health. We believe that rowing offers an experience in which people can develop fundamental life skills in teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and self-discipline.

Anyone who wants to row should be able to do so, regardless of background or economic status. We recognize that rowing is a sport that has historically excluded many marginalized groups, and RRC is committed to creating opportunities in which people of all backgrounds and identities have the opportunity to safely participate fully in all that rowing has to offer. 


We offer opportunities for adults of all ages. Membership is required for participation in intermediate and advanced programs or private boat storage.

New members must have completed a full Learn to Row class or obtain prior approval from the Executive Director based on other experience.


We offer opportunities for youth in grades 6-12. No prior rowing or athletic experience necessary. Registration for Winter season is open now for athletes in grades 9-12  with limited availability. Please email us for more information.


If you've never rowed before or if it's been a while, Learn to Row is a great place to start. Our 4-week classes run from April - October every year. Contact us for more information and private lesson inquires.


We have rentals available for kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and canoes during the summer.

We are now closed for the season and will reopen on Memorial Day of 2023. Please visit our Rentals page for pricing and more information.

About our Roots

A Boathouse for the Renton Community

Created in 2014 with the help of the George Pocock Rowing Foundation, RRC is Renton's community boathouse. In January 2023, we re-launched RRC as an independent non-profit organization to better serve our community members and reach even more people through our sport. We are proud to serve an extremely diverse community of athletes and families, and promote water access for all.

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Rachel Wong

Executive Director


Matt Oclander

Head Youth Coach

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Thomas Schlenker

Assistant Youth Coach & Masters Coach


Sienna Mathes

Youth, Masters, and Learn to Row Coach


Teri Thomson Randall

Intermediate & Advanced Masters Coach

Blue Water

Want to work with us? Check out the links below for our current employment openings.

Masters Head Coach

Middle School Coach

Niamh Martin

Assistant Youth Coach

Help us go further faster!

Contact Us!



Phone: 425-902-4848

We are often out on the water and not in the boathouse so we can't always answer the phone. Please leave us a voicemail or send us an email with your name, contact information, and reason for calling and we will get back to you within 2 business days.

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