East Bay Rowing Club sponsors and manages the Oakland Technical High School rowing program.
In 2012, EBRC responded to the requests of youth and parents that were interested in developing a rowing program. EBRC committed the equipment, coaching, and water access to train and develop students’ understanding of teamwork, health and fitness, respect for the natural environment, safety, and constructive goal-setting through participation in rowing. EBRC specifically strives to promote the sport of rowing to youth and underserved members of our local community.
The Oakland Tech Rowing Club (OTR) is registered as a school “club” and is supported by fundraising events, not by the school or the athletic department.
Dana SmithDana is the head coach of our Youth Rowing program serving students from Oakland Technical High School. She’s an Oakland teacher with 15 years of rowing experience at the high school, college, masters, and coaching levels.
Curt FrankCurt’s rowing career began at UC Berkeley; after college, he came back to compete at the masters level and contribute to club leadership, first with Lake Merritt Rowing Club and then with Capital Rowing Club in Washington, D.C. In 1999, Curt began his bicoastal coaching career with LMRC. After moving to the east coast to pursue graduate studies, Curt started as an assistant coach, and later became the head coach, for the University of Maryland, College Park’s Women’s Team. Read More
Summer Youth Rowing Camps
Our mission to get as many Bay Area youth rowing on the water as possible. Our summer camps are open to students in grades 8-12 from all Bay Area schools.
- Novice rowers will learn basic rowing skills and progress to rowing in racing shells on the Oakland Estuary.
- Experienced rowers will enhance skills, build fitness, and learn training and racing strategies.
- All rowers will learn good sportsmanship, leadership skills, team building, and how to challenge themselves.
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