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.
Spring Kick-Off Event is Sunday, March 26, 11am – 2pm at Captain Roy’s
Get help with registering for 2023, ask questions, & meet up with other rowers!
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.
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.
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!