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!


Over a period of four weeks, the experienced coaches of Y Quad Cities Rowing will provide you with an introduction to all aspects of rowing.

During the four week session, 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 12 years and up.
Classes meet on Thursdays from 5:30-7:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00-10:30 am
Cost is $130 for YMCA members or $260 for the community.

Register for Upcoming Learn to Row Programs


The Y Quad Cities Rowing team is made up of college 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. 


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 for Rowing Members only, ages 18 years and up
$50 per month, members only


Available to members of the YMCA, a Rowing Membership gives members access to the YMCA boats and oars, dock, ergometers, and other fitness equipment. We welcome members of all ages and skill levels.

Choose between an Annual Membership or a 4 Month Membership (available only from November 1 through January 15).

Annual Membership Fee: $200
4 Month Membership Fee: $150

Storage of personal boats is available for an annual fee of $200.