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    Youth and Adult Rowing for the Ohio Valley

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  • Our facilities includes an Erg Room:

    * Including Mens and Womens Locker Rooms. With showers

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  • Our facilities include Natilus Equipment

    * Including free weights

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  • Our facilities include Rowing Equipment

    * Including: Singles, Pairs, Doubles, Fours, Quads, Eights

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    Recreational or Beginners Lesson.

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Welcome to the

Ohio Valley Rowing Club

Youth and Adult Rowing for the Ohio Valley

  • 2201 Keever St
  • Parkersburg, WV 26101


Basic Club Dues

Basic Membership grants adults 18 and over voting privileges, as well as use of OVRC indoor equipment and facilities. You may use your own equipment on the water.

Adult - $60

Youth - $25 Junior = rowing under the age of 18

Rack Fees

To qualify for storage you must be an OVRC member in good standing. Rack space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Single - $120

Kayaks - $120

Junior Seasonal

Spring: January through May


Summer: June through August


Fall: September through November


Winter - Nov through Jan

Equipment Fee

Allows access to the OVRC rowing equipment.

Fee is waived for those participating in some OVRC programs including adult group and private lessons.

Equipment Fee : $120.

All fees are based on a calendar year beginning January 1 and ending December 31. New members joining after September 30th will be given a membership that will be paid up through the following year. Fees may be paid weekly or monthly upon prior arrangements.

We look forward to having you join as a club member. To join, please download the OVRC Membership Application Form and mail or bring it on down to the boathouse.


Membership Application Form


Waiver Form

A signed OVRC Waiver form must accompany the membership application for each individual who plans on rowing.

Learn To Row

We offer a flexible and affordable introduction to the sport of rowing through our learn-to-row programs.

Youth - Learn to Row Any high school or middle school student can try out rowing and learn basic rowing skills during one of our introductory programs, which are scheduled at varying times throughout the year, including the summer. Contact: Head Coach, Alfonso Morales, 304-482-4858 for more information on the youth learn to row program.

Adult - Learn to Row A program focusing on the beginner rower or those returning after a long break from rowing. This program stresses rowing safety and rowing fundamentals such as introductions to rowing shells, stroke technique and conditioning. Lessons costs will be deducted from membership fee. Contact Les Pritchard for information on learn to row group classes and group rowing with experienced rowers. 304-483-1825 pritchardles@sudddenlink.net

Individual - Adult rowing Adults pay $60 for basic membership and get 3 semi-private lessons. If you wish to continue rowing you will need to pay a $120 equipment fee. Contact: John Apgar for more information 304-488-3082 or 304-464-5213

  • Youth - Learn to Row
    Contact: Head Coach, Alfonso Morales

  • Adult - Learn to Row
    Group Lessons - $10 per lesson.
    Contact Les Pritchard,
    cell 483-1825

  • Individual - Adult rowing
    Basic membership required.
    Contact: John Apgar
    304-488-3082 or 304-464-5213

Doubles Rowing

The Docks

The ERG Room

The Boat Bay

Latest Club News

2015 Adult Indoor Rowing lessons

Adult Indoor Rowing & Tone Classes Saturday Mornings 9:00 - 10:00 Read More

Early Season Tips

Here are a couple of early season tips. The water is still pretty cold and the current faster than normal Read More

PHS Fall Crew Meeting

PHS fall crew meeting. September 3rd at 4pm at the OVRC boat house Read More

1971 PHS Crew Reunion

All members from the undefeated 1971 PHS Varsity 8 met for a reunion July 6, 2013. It was the first time several of the former rowers had seen each other in 42 years. The team members were appreciative of Dr. Oliver Brundage, The Ohio Valley Rowing Club, Read More

Contact Us

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  • Ohio Valley Rowing Club
  • Address: 2201 Keever St, Parkersburg, WV 26101
  • For more information or group lessons
  • Contact: Club President : Les Pritchard
  • Phone: 304-483-1825
  • For youth membership
  • Contact: Head Coach : Alfonso Morales
  • Phone: 304-482-4858
  • For adult membership
  • Contact: Jon Apgar
  • Phone: 304-488-3082