It’s Fall Season and We Are Back!
We are so pleased to be back in the swing of things at Green Lake. We have juniors down at the boathouse six days a week, robust enrollment in our adult learn-to-row and continuing classes, we’re bringing back punch cards, and our Covid protocols are working well. We have the Fall Ergathon coming on October 2nd, and plans are underway for Frostbite on November 6th. Events may look a little different due to pandemic precautions, but we are so grateful to be back and are focusing on the positives. Keep an eye on this space or on your email inbox for further updates.
Of note this fall: Program Director Jason Frisk has retired after 30 years at the Green Lake Small Craft Center. To say that this man has had an enormous impact on shaping Green Lake Crew (and the other programs at our boating center) since his tenure began in 1991 is a huge understatement. We know we’ll still be seeing him at the lake for events — once a Green Laker, always a Green Laker — but we are feeling the absence of his steady day-to-day presence at the center. When it is safe to gather as a large group, we will hold a formal retirement ceremony to thank Jason for all his years of service, and we’ll be sure to let the entire community know!
Filling in those enormous Frisk shoes is Tami Oki, newly promoted to manage all the programs of the Small Craft Center. Tami has been with Green Lake for many years and has the knowledge, skills, and passion to see us through this major change. She brings with her exciting ideas for the future of all the programs that will continue — and the new ones to come — when we complete our new boathouse construction project (see an update here). If you see Tami at the lake, congratulate her on her promotion! We also ask for your patience as we will be a little short-staffed until a new recreation attendant is hired to assist Tami.
There are some new faces at the boathouse too, including our new Boys Head Coach, Haley Yeager. Haley rowed at GLC from 2004-2008, went on to row at the UW and coach in several collegiate programs (including the UW while she obtained her Masters of Education in Coaching), and has returned to this program where she is eager to make a difference in young people’s lives.
Our Rowing Advisory Council is looking for new full and associate members as well as volunteers to serve on our committees. If you have an interest in what we do, contact Darcy Paschino for information on attending a meeting (third Wednesdays of the month) to see the work of the RAC first hand.
That’s the news from here. As always, Go Green Lake!
Summer 2021 Rowing is happening!
The Small Craft Center is planning for rowing at Green Lake beginning June 21, 2021! We’re excited to get people on the water and we’ll be doing it with all the safety protocols. GLC is planning:
- 2 summer sessions: Session 1 June 21 – July 24; Session 2 July 26 – August 28
- 9 athletes/ 1 coach ratio
- Singles, with the potential to move to bigger boats
- Junior rowing
- Junior Learn to Row
- Masters rowing
- Masters Learn to Row
Registration will be open online on June 1 at noon. Scholarship registration will be open May 25. For financial aid/scholarship applications please e-mail Tami Oki as soon as possible.
We will send out links with registration information as soon as it’s available online and will also post on www.greenlakecrew.org.
Go Green Lake!
Boys Head Coach position open
Reduced Rate Hypercarbon 8+
Green Lake is moving at a reduced rate a 2015 Small Hypercarbon 8+. Boat will be thoroughly gone over by the Pocock Racing Shells company and your team’s stripe will be added to the boat. Price $23,500. Please reach out to Jason Frisk for more information.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Frostbite Regatta! It was probably the best fall day we have had in 20 years! Results are at: Frostbite Regatta Results
New Report on Youth Physical Activity in the County
King County has released a new report on youth participation in physical activity titled “State of Play.” The county has formed a new coalition that includes several Seattle sports teams and community-based organizations to implement the report’s recommendations. We encourage you to read the report as it dovetails with the work we do here at GLC. You can read or download the report at State of Play.
The newest edition of Green Lake’s newsletter Starboard Pressure is available!