Detroit Waterfront Rowing Association Rowing Programs
- Detroit, Michigan
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The Detroit Waterfront Rowing Association (formerly Detroit Women's Rowing Associaiton) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of rowing in Detroit. Located on the grounds of the historic Lawrence Fisher estate, club members row on the Detroit River and network of scenic, protected canals.
DWRA offers programs, camps, and private lessons for women and men of all ages and abilities. Whether you are interested in rowing competitively, or just for fitness and pleasure, there is something that will suit your needs.
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Director of Experiential Education
Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, rowing camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school rowing head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.