Learn to Row with Lake Union Crew

The Scene

The water stretches out before you calm and clear. You stare straight ahead, responsible for nothing except following the person in front of you. Your body adjusts to the rhythm of the boat and you hear the undeniably beautiful sound of the oars moving through the water. Bubbles rush from underneath the smooth hull as the speed of the boat increases with every unified stroke. You realize that for this hour and a half you are able to do nothing but row, and you are in paradise.

Well maybe not right away, but for those who started rowing through our Learn to Row program and fell in love with the sport, this is now a familiar scene. Each year for the last 19 years we’ve taught hundreds of people to row. Whatever your reason for wanting to row, Lake Union Crew offers a positive and unique experience that you are not likely to forget. Please read our Learn To Row FAQ to answer questions you may have about whether or not rowing is right for you.  This class is designed for adults but we accept rowers as young as 16 with a parent, call us with any questions.

The Basics

Our famous Learn to Row program is offered year round for only $149 for 12 classes.   The 4-week experience includes:

  • Fun on the water, rain or shine

  • An experience like no other

  • Indoor workout rooms and rowing equipment

  • Sessions 3 times a week (first 3 classes mandatory)

  • On land and on water instruction

  • After our Learn to Row class you can be a trial member in any of our 3 different Sweep and Scull class times- mornings, mid-morning and evenings. Mix and match times to get on the water as much as you want!

Reserve a spot in our classes by registering online here.

Read these for an overview of basic rowing terminology and the stroke sequence.

If you have questions, please contact us.

Gift Certificates

Lake Union Crew offers gift certificates for the future rowers in your life! Personalized gift certificates are available in any denomination and can be used for any service Lake Union Crew provides. Order a gift certificate to give the gift of rowing today!

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