Community Rowing of San Diego (“CRSD”)
The first rowing club in the United States, Narragansett Boat Club was founded in 1838. Fifty years later, the sport of rowing had spread all the way across the continent to San Diego, where in 1888 its first boat club was formed. Four years later its second club was formed.
In the intervening years, San Diego County’s population has increased 100 times, from just over 30,000 to over 3 million. But until 2012 and the formation of Community Rowing of San Diego, the number of rowing clubs remained unchanged.
We have the people, we have the water, we have the weather–and the citizens of San Diego deserve the opportunities and life-lessons that rowing can provide.
~Expand the size, number, capabilities, and services of rowing facilities in San Diego County, including a central CRSD boathouse at South Shores Park on Mission Bay, and satellite facilities in North and South County.
~Increase the number of high school and high-school affiliated programs serving our youth.
~Provide venues for local, state, national, international rowing competition.
Board of Directors
Community Rowing is a California 501c3 that is ably managed and led by its Board of Directors
Arthur Sloate is a competitive Rower, certified personal trainer, Juniors Coach for Cathedral Catholic High School and small business owner (as a professional photographer). He coordinates all prep rowing efforts for CRSD which are growing yearly. In 2014 – High Tech High Chula Vista began its rowing program, joining the Gompers Preparatory Academy and CCHS.
Zachary (Zach) Johnson
Aly Bronder, a forner collegiate rower, coaches the nascent High Tech High Chula Vista rowing program.