Pete Archer Rowing Center
5750 Boathouse Lane
(562) 438-3552


    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 also home to Long Beach Junior Crew. LBJC's summer rowing program is designed to introduce junior high and high school students to the sport of rowing. They will learn the basics of both styles of rowing, sweep rowing and sculling, as well as erging (indoor rowing machines) and coxing (steering a boat). The athletes will be separated into groups based on age. The first three sessions will be introductory; we will be teaching new rowers how to row as well as improving the technique of those who are already familiar with the rowing stroke. The last session will last for three weeks and will be for intermediate athletes. This session will culminate in an exhibition race and pot-luck dinner/ BBQ.

    2011 Learn -to- Row Long Beach Junior Crew Summer Camp Registration Form Click Here.

    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.

    Map to the Park

    Pete Archer Rowing Center