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Rowing is a sport like no other, a true challenge to the mind and body. At its best, rowing is all about individuals working in perfect rhythm to make their boat move amazingly fast. 

The Bass Street YMCA branch is home to our rowing programs and the Y Quad Cities Rowing team. Located downtown Moline right on the Sylvan Slough of the Mississippi River, this branch has some great views!



  • The Y Quad Cities Junior Rowing team is made up of high school students across the Quad Cities who work together to compete nationally and internationally. Coached by Dr. Peter Sharis, the team has won numerous championship titles and first place ribbons over the last few years. This team practices year-round.
  • We also have a Middle School Rowing Team for ages 10-12 years old that runs a session in the Summer and in the Fall.

New? Come in and try it out before officially joining!



Through this program the experienced coaches of Y Quad Cities Rowing will provide you with an introduction to all aspects of rowing.

You will learn sweep rowing, boat handling and safety, rowing vocabulary, good general exercise practices and, of course, how to row on the Mighty Mississippi!

Learn to Row programs are held several times a year and open to anyone in the community.
Available for ages 18 years and up. Must complete a swim test prior to program start.

Register for Upcoming Learn to Row Programs 



Completed the Learn to Row program and fell in love with the sport? Become a Master Rower and our Master Rower Liaison will help you continue your skill building and help you meet other rowers to make future rowing connections. 

Available to Rowing Members only, ages 18 years and up