Stay tuned for future events!
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 to sign up. Classes are open to all adults who have already completed our Learn to Row program.
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/
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.
Support your club
Pay for sessions, uniforms or make a donation!
Please direct any questions to coach conor
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Forms and waivers
Required Forms for Youth and Adult Activities at VLAC
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.
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.
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.
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
For Questions or Registration these are the folks you need to contact
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