Sweep Programs at Station L

Our sweep program includes rowers aged 20-75. Some learned to row in high school or college, others started rowing as adults. Participants train and compete in local and regional regattas. The more competitive rowers also may elect to compete at national regattas. In 2013 and 2014 we sent boats to the Head of the Charles.  In 2015 and 2022 we raced at the San Diego Crew Classic.  In 2017 & 2019 we won the men’s 8+ at the Opening Day regatta in Seattle.

College rowers are welcome to join the sweep program for the summer. Information regarding all of our membership options can be found here. Please email registrar@stationlroiwngclub.com if you have any questions about the types of membership or getting the prorated amount for the first year.


Sweep Program Outline

Our sweep squad trains for major regattas on an annual schedule, some of which are limited entry events. Sweep groups practice on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings.


  • To develop and race competitive boats.
  • To actively develop depth and quality of individual rowers and the team.
  • To honor individual and team commitment to highly competitive goals.

Expectations / Requirements:

  • Coachability, constructive mindset and attitude.
  • Demonstrated control and consistency in rowing technique and skill development, as assessed by the coaching staff.
  • Active commitment and demonstration of individual fitness and rowing technique.
  • Erg testing, as announced.
  • Commitment to the necessary practices in preparation for the races you sign up for / want to be considered for, as announced.
  • Appropriate consistency in attending practices in support of the Sweep program goals, if not racing.

Beginning Sweep Clinics

For rowers who only have sculling experience, we offer regular sweep rowing clinics to learn the basics of sweep rowing.

Expectations / Requirements:

  • Coachability, constructive mindset and attitude.
  • At least six months of sculling experience.


If you have previous sweep rowing experience, you can sign up for a membership to join. If you are new to rowing, check out our Learn-to-Row classes!