Pete Archer Rowing Center
5750 Boathouse Lane
(562) 431-1644

    Information

    The boathouse is located on Boathouse Lane. The entrance is opened at 5:00 a.m. each morning and closes at 10:00 p.m. The boathouse is located on the side of the Marine Stadium which is opposite to where competitors launch and park.

    The rowing center is home to Long Beach Junior Crew. LBJC offers learn-to-row programs through the summer months, where high school or junior high students can learn the basics of rowing and sculling, as well as be introduced to indoor rowing. After the summer, rowers have the option of joining the competitive Novice team, where they'll race across California through the scholastic year. After a Novice year, rowers will join the Varsity team. The LBJC Varsity is one of the most competitive junior rowing teams in the country, regularly winning the National Championships.

    Brief History

    Upon the heels of the Olympic Games, the original Long Beach Rowing Club (later the Long Beach Rowing Association) was formed by twenty five Long Beach businessmen dedicated to promoting rowing in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area. Clyde Doyle, Chair of the City Recreation Committee was the club's first temporary president, and Keith Enloe was elected as the first official president. The club purchased several of the shells left by the Japanese and German Olympic crews. Long Beach High School, Wilson High School, Long Beach Junior College and UCLA all immediately embarked on rowing programs. All the high school crews were coached by Pete Archer (1904-2001) through the Long Beach Recreation Commission, which of course put Pete in the comfortable position of never being the losing coach. Omnipresent and tireless, Pete also coached the recreational classes for men and women. Throughout the thirties, Pete's Jr. rowers became national champions and many went on to row with the great California crews of that era.

    Amenities

    Craft rental, classes, private and semi-private lessons, special events.

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    Pete Archer Rowing Center