Oakland Athletic Rowing Society (OARS) is a rowing club based in Oakland, CA. We welcome athletes from across the Bay Area to join us.
Our vision is to be a mission driven youth program that crosses the finish line first
Our mission is to provide a competitive rowing experience for youth of all backgrounds that fosters hard work, passion, and drive for the next generation of community leaders.
We are committed to developing youth into community leaders
Beyond a love for the sport, we aim to develop the character of the young men and women who row with us. Many life lessons are taught through the sport - teamwork, commitment, sportsmanship, leadership, competitiveness and community awareness.
We expect and place emphasis on our rowers excelling not only on the water, but academically at school and socially within our community. As rowing is one of the top recruited sports for college, we strive to prepare our athletes to be ready for the next step in the sport. Contact us now to learn more!
In 2020-2021 season, our alumni will be rowing at Princeton, Cal, Cornell, Washington, Syracuse, Wisconsin, University of San Diego, UCSB, OCC amongst other schools.