Founded in 1979, Los Gatos Rowing Club (LGRC) has trained and coached more than 2,500 highschool-level student-athletes from all over the Silicon Valley. This year our club is celebrating 40 years of rowing on the beautiful Lexington Reservoir (located just outside of Los Gatos CA, along HW17).
Over the last four decades, our junior rowers have consistently competed on the national level, and have found much success in bringing home numerous regional, and national titles. Although rowing is a smaller, less visual sport, many of our athletes are recruited to row at top colleges and universities across the country.
As participants of our teams, our club members and athletes, fundraise every fall to keep our equipment in optimal performance conditions. With time, and daily transportation to and from the water, our boats and equipment see a fair amount of wear and tear. We’re in constant need of rotating through, replacing and retiring boats. Proper equipment, including shells (boats), oars, and cox boxes (in-boat microphone/audio), are key to competing at the top level.
Growing up I played many sports, including field hockey, soccer, basketball and volleyball. For the first time this year, I decided to stray away from what I knew best, and give rowing a chance. I knew a few people on the team who said I would enjoy it, so I signed up to partake in the 10 day trial that is offered at LGRC. On my first day I immediately felt welcome and at home. I knew that I had found my place at LGRC. I will always take comfort in knowing that I have formed unbreakable bonds with the members of my team and others at Los Gatos Rowing Club. I would hate to see other people miss out on this wonderful opportunity. That is why I am fundraising- so that we can keep LGRC and its family going. Please donate!