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Green Lake Crew has a long and proud history of excellence that began in 1948 and has evolved into a nationally recognized competitive rowing powerhouse. Green Lake is consistently competitive at the NW Regional Championship Regatta and is often represented at the USRowing Junior Invitational regatta finals. Many Green Lake rowers go on to row in college and several have competed at National and Olympic levels. Don’t be scared away by this high level of achievement. Anyone is welcome, everyone is encouraged, and all will row at Green Lake. The more you know about the program, the more enthusiastic you will become.

Green Lake Crew is a sponsored program of the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department. The City provides the facilities and pays the office staff. The Rowing Advisory Council (RAC) provides boats, equipment, supplies, and coaching salaries. The RAC is a group of volunteers (parents and adult rowers) who are dedicated to Green Lake Crew’s continued success. Green Lake junior rowers come from all over the greater Seattle area and range in age from 13 to 18. All abilities and levels of experience have an opportunity to learn to row and compete.

The philosophy of Green Lake Crew is simple: “pull hard, go fast, have fun.”