A very special Thank you
Scott Campbell from Waste Connections Community Relations came down to the lake this week. That is Scott in the picture (holding the bow of the Dianne II) along with many of the junior rowers. He presented VLC with a very generous donation toward our boat trailer project. Our club has had to borrow space on other clubs' boat trailers in order to attend regattas in the region. With this donation, we will be able to have our own trailer built. This will save our club: time in coordinating boat loading/unloading, money in rental fees, headaches in logistics, and allow our athletes more training time before regattas. Thank you Scott Campbell and Waste Connections!
- Aug 11-29--#3 Summer Session (3 weeks) for HS, College, and MS.
- Sept 3-- First day of school
- Sept 8-- First day of Fall Rowing, High School
- Sept 15-- First day of Fall Rowing, Middle School
- Sept 20-- Budd Inlet, Olympia
- Sept 27-- Head of the Dog, Portland
- Sept 28-- Row for the Cure, Portland
- Oct 5-- American Lake Fall Classic
- Oct 25-- Last day of Fall MS Rowing
- Oct 25-- LO/OP, Portland
- Oct 26-- Portland Fall Classic, Portland
- Nov 2-- Head of the Lake, Seattle
- Nov 22-- Row to Remember, VLC
- Dec ??--Christmas Lights Row, VLC
US Rowing NW Masters Regionals, Vancouver Lake, WA.
June 20-22, 2014
This was a great weekend of rowing. The water was mostly cooperative. There were 14 master rowers from VLC competing--about 1/3 of these adults were novice rowers. The novice rowers had amazing performances. Everyone is already talking about putting boats together for next year. The club brought home several medals. Way to go VLC!
Congratulations Gabi White!!
Gabi White had an awesome performance at the US Rowing Youth National Championships 13-15 June. She qualified for a B final and placed 11th over all. She, also, improved her 2K time. A great stage to set a new personal best. Read this Columbian article for a nice summary. Way to go Gabi!
US Rowing NW Junior District Championships
16-18 May 2014
Coach Alan was grateful to all the parents and VLC masters that volunteered at the Junior Championship regatta. Our club gets a share of the volunteer kitty based on the hours of participation. Coach was particularly thankful for the parents that kept the team fed and happy with hot food and drinks plus the tremendous effort of set up and clean up.
The VLC Juniors performed well. For full results visit the results page at Regatta Central.
Gabi White was the lone VLC qualifier to the US Rowing Youth National Championship. This year the event will be held on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, CA. The club is collecting small donations to help defray the cost of travel for our Superstar. Please read more about Gabi in this Columbian News article.
Dragon Boat Races on Vancouver Lake
24-25 May, 2014
The Vancouver Aquatic Center has a dragon boat team named Catch22. They entered their first competion Memorial weekend and performed well. Read more about the exciting weekend of racing in this Columbian article.
Vancouver Lake Crew has summer rowing for experienced and NON-EXPERIENCED rowers. There are 3 sessions during the summer--join one, two, or all three. The camps are run by young adults who have previously rowed at VLC. Great fun, exercise, and friendships happen every day. For more information, see our High School Summer Flyer.
This summer program at VLC is for students entering middle school in the fall. Like all our rowing programs it is for experienced and non-experienced rowers. We will teach you to row, then we will teach you to row better. Join one or more of the 3 summer sessions. For more information, see our Middle School Summer Flyer.
Summer Kids Camp
For 7-11 year olds, VLAC has nine one-week sessions of Summer Boating Camps where kids learn to row or paddle: canoes, kayaks, rowing shells, row boats, and dragon boats. These camps are run by young adults and high school rowers. Many past participants have had so much fun they come back for more than one session. Come on your own or bring a group of friends. The Summer Boating Camp Flyer is posted. It is time to start making plans. Hurrah!
The Adult (or masters) program operates year round on the lake. If you are new to the sport of rowing, the summer is an excellent time to take lessons. Now that the weather is improving and the daylight hours are longer, there are more opportunities to schedule lessons with Coach Alan. Call or email Alan Stewart to find out the spring/summer lesson schedule.
College rowers are invited to join the summer rowing at Vancouver Lake. Please see the High School Summer Flyer for the schedule.
You may have noticed...
VLC is not just VLC anymore. Our current location has always been the Vancouver Aquatic Center, but until recently, we haven't been able to offer opportunities besides rowing. With the popularity of dragon boating, kayaking, and other water pursuits, you will see more references to the Vancouver Lake Aquatic Center or VLAC.
New Opportunity on the Lake--DRAGON BOAT PROGRAM!!
Contact Jeff Campbell. ph 971-222-3679 or email
You just HAVE to check this out! We have a regular group of participants enjoying Vancouver Lake's best kept secret--dragon boating. Come join us--all skill levels welcome. Share the fun. Click on the Dragon Boat page under PROGRAMS OFFERED.