Welcome to Kenai Crewsers

Crewsers on Big Lake

Founded in 1997, the Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club is the oldest rowing club in Alaska. We are located on the eastern side of the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska. Rowing season runs from April through October with the primary row site being Bear Lake in Seward. An annual regatta is held on Bear Lake.

How to Join

If you would like to join the Kenai Crewsers then there is no better time to start than now! The club is always looking for more members, age 14 and up, to join the ranks of rowers.

NEW ROWERS: If you are brand new to rowing, join our Learn To Row Classes.

EXPERIENCED ROWERS: If further training is what you seek, then KCRC is for you. Every year, rowers get hands on coaching from some of the most experienced rowers. Don't let another year pass! Come and get involved now!

Our History

KCRC began as a single ad posted on the Moose Pass Post Office community board in Dec 1996. The first meeting consisted of 4 interested women, and, although none had rowing experience, they decided to give it a try and the club was born. Two of the members began searching for equipment, and in Feb 1997 located 2 used 8+’s at Gonzaga University. Through community donations, membership dues and a no-interest loan by a club member, they raised $4500 to pay for both boats and a used set of blades.

About the Crewsers

Founded in 1997, the Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club is the oldest rowing club in Alaska. We are located on the eastern side of the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska. Rowing season runs from April through October with the primary row sites being Bear Lake in Seward, and Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing. An annual regatta is held on Bear Lake 

The Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with federal tax ID number 91-1180313. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Kenai Crewsers
PO Box 2863,
Seward AK 99664.

Club Philosophy

Our purpose is to include all individuals who want to row, regardless of age (14-99), gender or ability; enhance personal growth through the challenge of continuous learning for fun and fitness; foster unity, camaraderie, and fitness; promote a healthy community lifestyle through our visible example; provide members the opportunity to participate in competitive sweep-oar rowing and sculling on the Kenai Peninsula and in state, national, and international competitions.

Glory is in the team, not the individual

        — Sean Sullivan