WE ARE LOCR - WELCOME!
Lake Oswego Community Rowing (LOCR) offers sculling and sweep rowing programs and classes for youth and adults. LOCR is the only boathouse in the Portland area to offer Learn-to-Row, Experienced and Competitive programs for both Youth (Junior) and Masters. We serve the greater Rose City area, including Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Oregon City, Tigard, Beaverton, Tualatin, Sherwood - anyone in Oregon who wants to row with us.
"Rowing to me is one of the best things ever. Everything about rowing makes me excited and proud. I love how technical it is, I feel like with other sports the technicalities they learn are to help them win, with rowing, it's a given. You must know each and every part of the stroke, every breath taken, everything. After that's completed comes the power, that's what separates rowing even more. When everyone in the boat is perfect and together and we are all connected, it settles something in all of us. A certain kind of peace and power. I can't describe the thrill of it. People ask me if I do any sports, and I say, "Rowing, and I'm proud to be a rower.”
- LOCR Athlete, Spring 2017
Have you ever walked along the Willamette or by the LOCR Boathouse and seen the rowers on the river and wondered, "how can I try that?" Each summer LOCR participates in National Learn to Row Day, and it's your chance to give rowing a try! You'll have an opportunity to tour the boathouse, practice rowing on an indoor rower or erg, and then try your hand getting in a large team boat! Our experienced coaches will guide you through every step of the way, and we'll have volunteers and members on hand to answer questions and show how you can starting rowing with LOCR.
This event is free, and space is limited! Click for for more details about the day and to reserve your spot!