Spokane River Rowing

This is episode #107 of the Ready, Row! USA livestream & podcast. Catch the livestream on our YouTube channel & subscribe on your favorite podcast apps: Spotify, Google, Apple, Stitcher, Podchaser, Moonbeam, SoundCloud, & more!

Spokane River Rowing Assn. DEI chair Bobbi Kizer joins us for our first Club Spotlight “Pop-Up Podcast” of 2022! Watch the livestream replay (player above) to learn how the small but mighty Spokane River Rowing Association is baking access and inclusion into the DNA and mission of their club. 

About the Spokane River Rowing Association

After a few years of attempts to generate interest in rowing in Spokane, a critical point for Spokane River Rowing co-founders came in the summer of 2003. The founder of Women on Wheels (WOW) contacted the coaches of Gonzaga Rowing with the idea of providing the community and interested members of the cycling club a new, fun way of training.

Bobbi, a dedicated cyclist, came along in 2021 after a surgery, when they were looking for a way to stay fit while unable to ride a bike, and found the rowing club through WOW. “I got involved right away, found the club refreshingly inclusive and accepting, and became DEI Chair,” explained Bobbi. “That was about 7 months ago, and I’ll be back for more in the spring.”

Current Program

Spokane River Rowing Association is looking forward to its 19th year of operation in the upcoming 2022 season. SRRA provides masters rowing 3 days a week, 6 months of the year, and two-week Learn-to-Row sessions in the summer for those interested in joining SRRA, but who have no prior rowing experience.

Future Plans

SRRA invites donations to fulfill their goals to diversify and expand rowing in the Inland Northwest. Those goals include a boathouse leased or owned and operated by Spokane River Rowing Association, as well as open rowing, youth and ADA rowing and winter training sessions that are currently limited by liability issues.

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