Trinity Lutheran College announced this week that it has launched a crew program at the college, in association with the Everett Rowing Association.
The program is primarily student led, with leadership by co-captains senior Kyna Moore and junior Nathan Iverson. Current Everett Rowing varsity men’s coach Bill Clifford has been hired to coach Trinity’s team.
The Everett Rowing Association, affiliated with the Everett Parks Department, supports all levels of rowing, from recreational to competitive.
“Everett Rowing has a strong community-based rowing program,” said Rev. Erik Samuelson, campus pastor and the adviser for the college’screw team. “Crew is often a sport with a high level of access, but Everett Rowing is working to make it available to the whole community.”
The college is currently looking for students to join its team.
“We’re going to be serious but not too intense. We’ll be training hard but having a lot of fun. The crew club is really open to anybody. Most of the folks are new to rowing, so we’ll be teaching folks how to row. There’s no experience necessary,” Samuelson said.
The crew team will practice three mornings a week before classes down at Langus Park, where Everett Rowing has their boathouse. They are hoping to compete in one or two regattas this spring in the mixed or open class, where men and women row together.
Trinity currently offers four collegiate athletic programs:men’s and women’s soccer, golf, track and field and cross-country. Crew is their first club sport offering.
For more information about Trinity Crew, contact Samuelson at erik.samuelson@TLC.edu or 425.249.4759.