• events/sessions

    Fall Season 2018

    August 27 - November 21

    Days of practice:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Saturday
    9:30 am - Noon

     

    No Experience Necessary

    (12-18 year old)
     

    Need based scholarships available

    Contact Coach Alan if you have questions.

     

    Register and pay your dues

    Dragon Boating

    Catch 22

    Ever wanted to try dragon boating, but didn't know where to start?

    Do you live in the Vancouver, WA area?

     

    At Vancouver Lake Crew we have everything you need to get out and enjoy the water. Dragon boating is a great group activity and anyone can participate. If you prefer solitude we have kayaks, rowing and soon SUP.

     

    It's free to try!

     

    All information for Vancouver Lake's active Dragon Boating opportunities can be found at

    https://www.meetup.com/VLCDBP/

     

    Dues can be paid here

    Learn to Row

    Are you an adult interested in learning how to row? Then join our Learn to Row program!

    Classes are open to all adults, no experience needed.

     

    Contact Coach Alan or Coach Abby to sign up.

     

    $150.00 for 5 sessions.

    Dues can be paid here

    Masters Rowing

    Year Round

    Who are Master rowers? Adult rowers who have already completed our Learn to Row program.

     

    Masters Rowing program is designed to focus in helping rowers improve their technique and fitness.

     

    Contact Coach Alan or Coach Abby to sign up.

     

    Already a Master Rower?

    Join us for coached Master rows on

    Wednesday (8:00 am) and Saturday (7:30 am)

     

    Private lessons are also available.

     

    Dues can be paid here

  • rowing seasons

    Fall Season 2018
    (Middle/High School)

    August 27 - November 21

    No Experience Necessary

    12 weeks / $375
     

    Practice Schedule:

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Saturday
    9:30 am - Noon

     

    Required Paperwork

    Partial need based scholarships available.

     

    Contact Coach Alan if you have questions.

    Winter Season 2018-19

    (Middle/High School)

    November 26 - February 15

    No Experience Necessary

    12 weeks / $350
     

    Practice Schedule:

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    4:30 pm - 6:15 pm
    Saturday
    9:30 am - Noon

     

    Required Paperwork

    Partial need based scholarships available.

     

    Contact Coach Alan if you have questions.

    Summer Season 2019
    (Middle/High School)

  • YOUTH PROGRAMS

    High School / Middle School Rowing

    NW High School District Championships (Vancouver Lake)


    Vancouver Lake Rowing Club's Middle School Team is composed of rowers in 6th through 8th grades from schools in Southwest Washington. Focus is on rowing technique, teamwork, and FUN!
     

    Our High School Team is composed of rowers from schools throughout the Southwest Washington area. High school rowers have a strong sense of team unity that makes for a fun and successful rowing experience.

     

    Both middle school and high school programs run year around with fall, winter, spring, and summer seasons. Spring and fall are racing seasons. Winter is strength training and working on endurance.

     

    The Middle School program runs in tandem with the High School Program.

     

    We row when it rains; plan on getting wet, and bring a change of clothes. Dress in layers.

     

    Location:

    VLRC is located on the Southwest corner of Vancouver Lake.

    8612 Erwin O Rieger Memorial Highway, Vancouver, WA 98660

     

    Contact Coach Alan for more information.

  • ADULT PROGRAMS

    Learn to Row

    Are you an adult interested in learning how to row? Then our Learn to Row program is right for you!

     

    Classes are open to all adults, no experience needed.

     

    Contact Coach Alan or Coach Abby to sign up.

     

    $150.00 for 5 sessions.

    Dues can be paid here

    Masters Rowing

    For our Master members: during the winter, spring and fall, Wednesday (8:00 am) and Saturday (7:30 am) are coached rows (summer is 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 or Coach Abby to sign up. Classes are open to all adults who have already completed our Learn to Row program.

     

     

    Dues can be paid here.

    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.

     

    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! For more information, practice times, or group activities go to https://www.meetup.com/VLCDBP/

     

    Dues can be paid here

     

    Kayak - SUP - Outrigger Canoe - Surf Ski

    Vancouver Lake Aquatic Center is now Clark County's paddling center.

     

    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 SUP in our covered, secure storage trailer, and it will be ready and waiting for you. Outrigger canoe storage is also available.

     

    Contact Coach Alan for more information.

  • Support your club

    Pay for sessions, uniforms or make a donation!

     

    Please direct any questions to vancouverlakecrew@gmail.com

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  • Forms and waivers

    Required Forms for Youth and Adult Activities at VLAC

     Photo credit: Leonardo Flaiban via Visual hunt / CC BY-ND

    Required for All New Rowers

    Kids Camp to Adult

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    Required for All New Rowers

    Kids Camp to Adult

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    Required for All New Rowers (exception: not for kids boating camp).

    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.

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Required for All New Middle and High School Rowers

    12-18 years old

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Required for Competitions and all Regattas.

    VLRC code for registration UJYPT

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    Required for Summer Camps

    Youth 7-11

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    Required for Personal Boats

    Personal Storage or Use

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    VLRC is committed to making rowing available for all youth regardless of income. Available funds vary each year and are limited to a maximum 50% of season and regatta fees. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come-first serve basis, and are valid for one season.

  • Contact Us

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

    Coach Alan - (360) 241-6522

    Masters, High School, Summer Camps and Kayaks

    Danica Drapela

    Assistant Coach

    Dragon Boating

    Janna Brown - (503) 780-4402

    Dragon Boating

    Mailing Address:

    PO BOX 421

    Vancouver, WA 98666

    Where we are located:

    Just East of Vancouver Lake Regional Park.

    8612 Erwin O Rieger Memorial Highway, Vancouver, WA 98660

     

    Website Questions?

  • 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 2018 Board

    President: Sue Hammann

    Vice President: Karl Bjergo

    Secretary: Janna Brown

    Treasurer: Allen Bricker

    At Large Board Member: Liz Konez

    Masters Liaison: Greg Borchers

    Dragon Boating Liaison: Lynette Lindblom

    Trustees: Dane Moseson, Delvan Johnston, and Greg Borchers

     

    Board Meeting are open to the public and are held the Second Wednesday of each month. Please contact the Vice President for the current months location.

    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.

    VLRC is a 501c(3) nonprofit

  • Calendar

  • We would like to thank the business that have supported VLAC

    Thank you!

    Pacific Die Casting

    Jersey Mikes – Vancouver

    Yard’ n Garden Land

    Athletes Corner

    On the Spot Engraving

    Alternative Metals

    Advance Welding

    360-573-1311

    M.K. Industrial Upholstery

    360-521-6489

    Pacific Boatland

    Van-Port Rigging

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