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

Learn to Row Overview: A two-hour session, designed to give a first taste of the […]


Youth Program Overview

ABOUT US The Youth Program is designed for full-time 8th grade & high-school¬†students who have […]


Accessible Membership Initiative

WHO WE ARE Our Accessible Membership Initiative (AMI) began in 2014 when we partnered with […]



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