Our Non-Profit Mission and Operations

Dating to a Harvard-Yale boat race in 1852, rowing is the oldest intercollegiate athletic activity in the United States. Both challenging and rewarding, the sport has ignited the passions of athletes of all ages, abilities and ambitions.

At the San Diego Rowing Club, we fuel the passion for rowing through programs for youth and collegiate rowers, Masters men and women.

Our charitable mission is to serve and educate youth in water safety and rowing to enable healthy lifestyles. We fulfill our mission through a robust youth program that spans 10 months from September to June. The program attracts more than 100 young rowers year after year and includes training camps, supervised training practices, and competitions. Many of our rowers are introduced to San Diego Rowing Club and the sport of rowing through US Rowing’s annual Learn to Row Day.

To carry out our mission, we require safe and durable equipment, skilled coaches, and the financial support of our community.

Make your gift a lasting memory

☐  Boat naming opportunities: $5000

☐  Donate a new racing shell:  $10,000 - $40,000

Please contact our Development and Investment Committee ([email protected]) or 858.488.1893 if you would like to discuss planned giving, one-time or recurring contributions.

The San Diego Rowing Club was designated as a 501(c)(3) California Corporation in 1995. The Club's Form 990 Tax Returns can be viewed at GuideStar.  Our EIN is 95-1185630

From all of the members, young and old, of the San Diego Rowing Club -- Thank you!