• upcoming events

    3/22 Burton Beach Invite / Vashon Island (CANCELLED)


    3/28 Scrimmage

    VLRC, Lake Oswego Community Rowing, South Eugene Rowing Club, Oregon Rowing Unlimited


    4/19 NW Collegiate Championships


    5/15,16,17 NW High School District Championships, Vancouver Lake (all rowers)


    middle school - high school

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

    Our High School Team is composed of rowers from schools throughout the SW 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.


    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 Conor 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 Conor 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 Conor for more information.


    Dues can be paid here

  • Support your club

    Pay for sessions, uniforms or make a donation!


    Please direct any questions to coach conor 

    *note: if you have issues placing your order or registration try changing internet browsers.

    (we have noticed issues with Chrome)

    Crewneck Sweatshirt
    Fleece 1/4 zip jacket
    Fleece Vest
    Learn To Row
    Pre-order Hoodie Sweatshirt
    Dragon Boating Dues
    33.00 - 250.00
    Regatta Fees
    Pre-Order Racing Jersey's
    Pre-Order VLRC Team Polo
    Kids Summer Boating Camp
    100.00 - 125.00
    Collegiate Rowing
    25.00 - 75.00
    Kayak Fee
    25.00 - 150.00
    Masters Fee
    53.00 - 600.00
    25.00 - 1,000.00
    Youth Rowing: Middle and High School
    75.00 - 670.00
  • Forms and waivers

    Required Forms for Youth and Adult Activities at VLAC

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    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.

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    Required for All New Middle and High School Rowers

    12-18 years old

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    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

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    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.

  • About us

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

    In Memorian: Bill Kalenius


    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, at risk individuals and adult rowers by teaching rowing techniques, water safety, sportsmanship, teamwork, and stewardship of resources.

    Our 2020 Board

    President: Rick Gales

    Vice President: Karl Bjergo

    Secretary: Suzanne Borchers

    Treasurer: Lynn Eastes

    Parent Liaison: Sharon Bate

    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

  • Contact Us

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

    coach conor - (206) 450-3433

    Masters, High School, Summer Camps and Kayaks

    Coach Alan - (360) 241-6522

    Masters, High School, Summer Camps and Kayaks

    Gail Liberman

    dragon boating

    Steven Kala - (360) 901-8681

    dragon boating

    Website Questions?

    Eleni Chrissopoulos

  • We'd like to thank the businesses that have supported VLrC

  • Weather Underground

    weather underground

    Check the club's weather information on real-time with the most hyper-local weather data.

    iOS and Android apps are also available for download.