Club Philosophy

Crewsers on Bear Lake

The Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club encourages all interested humans, ages 14 and up, to explore our sport. We welcome all comers, regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, or sexual orientation. Our club is an open and safe harbor for anyone looking to join a crew team and enjoy the camaraderie and support of fellow athletes.

We row to enhance personal growth through the challenge of continuous learning for fun and fitness; foster unity, camaraderie, and teamwork; promote a healthy community lifestyle through our visible example; and 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


Competition View

In order to maintain the interest of rowers who want to compete, a “boat to win” could be seated for one or more of the regattas that the club participates in each year. This might be one event in the regatta or the philosophy for that entire regatta. In the preseason, the club will choose which regatta(s) will be priorities for competitive boats. The coach will establish and announce the criteria in a timely manner for being selected for the “boat to win” to allow everyone interested time to train. At no time does KCRC intend to foster a division of members or develop an elitist attitude within the club. The loss of members due to an emphasis on competition, or because of a lack of emphasis on competition, is not acceptable.