Summer Session 2018

Lake Merritt Youth Rowing's (LMYR) Summer sessions offer youth ages 12-18 the chance to try the great sport of rowing on beautiful Lake Merritt in the heart of Oakland. Participants row in 8- or 4-oared sweep rowing shells and smaller sculling boats that help build technique and skills in a fun, safe environment. The Summer session are appropriate for kids of all abilities, and is specially tailored for those with no rowing experience. Kids can continue building their rowing skills with the new Fall & Spring sessions held after-school!

2016 Summer session Photos: (See the full Photo album HERE) Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

2018 Summer sessions Dates:

JUNE 18-22, 2018
Session 1: 9am-12pm
Session 2: 1pm-4pm

JULY 9-13, 2018
Session 3: 9am-12pm FULL
Session 4: 1pm-4pm FULL

JULY 30- AUGUST 3, 2018
Session 5: 9am-12pm 7 SPOTS LEFT!
Session 6: 1pm-4pm



Please print the following forms and mail or bring to the first day of camp: LMRC Swim Test Form and the LMRC Standard Athlete’s Release Form.

Forms can be mailed to:                                                                                                       Lake Merritt Rowing Club
  c/o SYR – Session # (please state the session you are interested in)
  P.O. Box 1046
  Oakland, CA 94604

The fees per session are $150, payable online or by check. 

Payment plans and/or fee waivers are available upon request. 
Apply for a Youth Rowing Fee Waiver here.


Need to take a Swim Test? Click here

Oakland Aquatics will schedule a free test for all LMRC rowers! They will even teach you to swim and they offer scholarships to anyone who needs financial assistance with lessons. Just submit this form.



No rowing experience is needed. Swim test, waivers, and class fees must be received prior to the class. Participants without a completed Swim Test will wear a life vest provided by the program.


FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

for any other questions please Contact LMRC at or (510) 269-4359.



During the 2017 program, LMRC enrolled more than 100 rowers, and provided full scholarships to more than half of them. Thanks to the generosity of Youth Rowing’s donors, LMRC was able to bring the great sport of rowing to young people in the East Bay who may not have otherwise had the means to try this rewarding activity.

Special Thanks to the following Supporters who have generously donated to the 2018 Summer Youth Rowing program:

Lake Merritt Breakfast Club Charitable Foundation


We are always in need of donations to keep this rewarding program running. Please consider donating today!

Donations can be mailed to:

Lake Merritt Rowing Club
c/o LMYR Donation
P.O. Box 1046
Oakland, CA 94604