Des Moines Rowing

Des Moines Rowing (DMR) is a non-profit corporation created to promote the sport of rowing in Central Iowa. The club was founded in 1983 and hosted its first regatta that same year. Although most members live in the Des Moines metropolitan area, the club does include rowers from further Central Iowa communities. We offer recreational and competitive rowing opportunities through our Novice, Masters, Youth and Accessible Membership Initiative (AMI) programs.

Learn to Row & Novice Program

For ages 19 and up; your pathway to the Masters rowing program to row for recreational and/or competitive purposes.

Youth Program

For 8th grade & high-school students; an adult-coached program with regular practices to train to compete at sprints and regattas both in Des Moines and out of town.

AMI Program

The Accessible Member Initiative works with people who have spinal cord injury, vision impairment and PTSD. We welcome the opportunity to serve challenged athletes outside of these three demographics.

Des Moines Rowing Events

Your tax-deductible donation now helps ensure great rowing opportunities in central Iowa in the years to come!