• Welcome to Vancouver Lake

    News and Upcoming Events

    Spring Rowing-

    February 13th - May 19th

    Practices: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 4:30-6:30pm

    Saturday 9:30-Noon

    February 13th - Practice at The Warehouse, 3000 Columbia House Boulevard, Vancouver

     

    No Experience Necessary

     

    Cost: $450 - Need based scholarships available, please contact Alan Stewart

     

    Required Paperwork- Information Form, Vancouver Lake Aquatic Center Rowing Waiver, Swim Test (see Forms and Waivers)

     

    Please email Alan Stewart with any questions.

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Scrimmages and Regattas

    Contact the Coaches no later than March 4th if you are unable to attend an event!

     

    March 4th - Scrimmage @ VLRC

    March 25th - Scrimmage @ VLRC

    April 2-8 - Spring Break Training

    April 8th - Rose City Invitational

    (Select Rowers: Varsity & Novice)

    April 22-23rd - Covered Bridge Regatta: Eugene, OR

    May 6th - Scrimmage @ VLRC

    May 19-21 - @ VLRC

    2017 US ROWING NW Youth Campionships

    New Indoor Location for VLRC- The Warehouse

    3000 Columbia House Boulevard, Vancouver

    Vancouver Lake Rowing Club has a new indoor location for whenever the weather is poor and we cannot row on the lake.

     

    Let a coach know to add you to the Clubs remind app!

     

    Summer Sessions

    Planning for Summer

    High School and Middle School

    8-10 Monday-Friday

     

    Kids Camp

    10:30-Noon

    Monday- Friday

     

    Dates and Prices coming soon....

     

  • Vancouver lAKE ROWING CLUB

    STUDENT ROWING

    HIGH SCHOOL ROWING

    Vancouver Lake Crew's High School Team is composed of rowers from schools throughout the county. Practices during the school year are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the VLC facility on the southwest shore of Vancouver Lake (note: No Wednesday or Sunday practice).

    There are many opportunities to race throughout the year. High school rowers have a strong sense of team unity that makes for a fun and successful rowing experience.

    The high school program runs year around with fall, winter, spring, and summer seasons. Spring and fall are racing seasons. Winter is strength training and working on endurance. We row when it rains; plan on getting wet, and bring a change of clothes. Dress in layers.

    Contact Coach Alan: astewart474@comcast.net or (360) 241-6522.

    Middle School Rowing

    Vancouver Lake Crew's Middle School Team is composed of rowers in 6th through 8th grades from schools in Clark County. Focus is on rowing, strength training, and teamwork.

    The Middle School program runs at the same time and with the same fee as the High School program. Practice schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday(no practice Wednesday or Sunday) 4:30-6:00pm. Saturday 9:30am-Noon.

    Contact Coach Alan: astewart474@comcast.net or (360) 241-6522.

    KIDS SUMMER BOATING CAMP

    Kids' boating camps are held during the summer months. This is an excellent introduction to boating, an opportunity for students aged 7-11 to learn boatmanship in a variety of human powered watercraft. Swimming proficiency is required. High school and college rowers are the counselors for these camps. Life jackets are provided, but you may bring your own personal floatation device if you wish.

    At Kids Camp, you can learn to row:

    • Canoes
    • Kayaks
    • Row Boats
    • Rowing Shells
    • Dragon Boats

    Collegiate Rowing

    VLC alumni often return during the summer to row on the lake. Collegiate sweep rowers can take the opportunity to learn how to scull during the summer sessons of rowing. See the high school summer flyer for dates and times. Summer flyer is usually published in May.

    Local college students are encouraged to come down and row. If you don't know how to row and would like to learn, you have several options. During the summer months, you can join our college/high school learn-to-row program that is offered through August. If you are interested in another season, contact Coach Alan about taking lessons. Our programs are very flexible and can accommodate most schedules.

    Once you know how to row and are approved to row on your own, dues are $25/month. If you are only going to be rowing a few weeks, we would still appreciate partial payment. Every amount supports the club and the upkeep of the equipment and the facility.

    Contact Coach Alan: astewart474@comcast.net or (360) 241-6522.

  • adult programs

    Masters Rowing

    For our master members-- during the winter, spring and fall, Thursday (9:00am) and Saturday (7:30am) are coached rows (summer is the Saturday time only). Many master rowers are meeting other mornings during the week if you need help with equipment. Please use the buddy system. Private lessons are also available.

    Contact Coach Alan for more information astewart474@comcast.net or 360-241-6522

    Dragon Boating

    Looking for a fun and low-impact sport to try? Dragon boating is a fast-growing water sport; we are proud to be the first to introduce it to Vancouver. It is simple to learn and difficult to master. No experience is required. After a quick land lesson, participants will don life jackets, grab their paddles and climb aboard.

    If you are ready to give it a try we invite you to attend one of our weekly team practices. We provide everything you need; please come dressed to be on the water and bring a water bottle.

    We have a friendly group of paddlers who all started out just like you-they just showed up! Contact Jeff Campbell (ph 971-222-3679 or email) of Double Fifth Dragon Boating for more information, practice times, or group activities.

    Kayak

    Vancouver Lake Crew is now Clark County's rowing AND paddling center. The facility is located on the west side of Vancouver Lake--just south of Vancouver Lake Park. There is a great deal to explore right on the lake. There are numerous nooks and crannies that are only accessible by small manually powered water craft. But the lake is also the start of the 32 mile Lewis River-Vancouver Lake Waterway Trail. Pack a lunch! Wait till you see the birds and water fowl!

    You can keep your kayak or stand up paddleboard in our covered, secure storage trailer, and it will be ready and waiting for you. Call/email the club contact for current storage fees.

  • STore

    Pay for sessions or make a donation!

  • Forms and waivers

    Required Forms for Youth and Adult Activities at VLAC

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    Required for New Rowers

    Child to Adult

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    Required for All New Rowers

    Everyone must submit a signed Swim Test!

    Part of the application procedure involves a swim test waiver. This waiver must be signed by a certified water safety instructor--not just a lifeguard.

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    Required for All New Middle and

    High School Rowers

    12-18 years old

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    Required for Competitions

    For Regattas

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    Required for Summer Camps

    Youth 7-11

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    Required for Personal Boats

    Personal Storage or Use

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    Youth/Parent Handbook

    coming soon

  • Contact Us

    For Questions or Registration these are the folks you need to contact

    Coach Alan - (360) 241-6522.

    Masters, High School, Middle School, Summer Camps and Kayaks

    Jeff Campbell - (971) 222-3679

    Dragon Boating

    Brent Eastes - (360) 213-7591

    Assistant Coach

    Janna Brown - (503) 780-4402

    Dragon Boating

    Mailing Address:

    PO BOX 421

    Vancouver, WA 98666

    Indoor Training Location:

    3000 Columbia House Boulevard

    Vancouver, WA 98666

     

  • About us

    VLAC has an amazing legacy that continues on with your support!

    In Memorian: Bill Kalenius

    Founder

    The founder of Vancouver Lake Crew, Bill Kalenius, passed away Wednesday September 23, 2009 after battling colon cancer for 6 years.

    "Coach Bill," as most of us knew him, was far more than just a rowing coach. For many of us Bill was a life coach. Coach Bill always said that rowing shouldn't be the first priority in our lives. He viewed things as Faith, Family, Friends, and then rowing. Bill had his priorities straight and throughout his life he touched the hearts of many, many people. Many people were able to see themselves differently and even find purpose in their own lives through rowing, all because of Bill.

    We will all remember Bill as not only an amazing rowing coach, but an amazing man, who put others first and changed lives.

    Mission Statement

    Vancouver Lake Rowing Club's mission is to serve the youth of our community, adaptive rowers, at risk individuals, and adult rowers by teaching rowing technique, water safety, sportsmanship, teamwork, and stewardship of resources.

    Our 2017 Board

    President: Phil Volz

    Vice President: Sue Hammann

    Secretary: Macy Bienerth

    Treasurer: LeeAnne Colson

    At Large Board Member: Pasha Spencer

    Parent Liaison: Amber Baker

    Masters Liaison: Sheila Neck

    Dragon Boating Liaison: Jonelle Battaglia

    Trustees: Dane Moseson, Delvan Johnston, and Greg Borchers

    VLRC is a member of USRowing.

    USRowing is a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States.

    Also, we are a member of Portland Vancouver Rowing Association.

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