USRowing and George Pocock Rowing Foundation Now Accepting 2018-2019 Erg Ed Applications

Seattle, WA – USRowing and the George Pocock Rowing Foundation are pleased to release the 2018-2019 Erg Ed Grant Application. Erg Ed introduces students to the sport of rowing, while connecting students to opportunities for on-the-water rowing at their own neighborhood boathouse.

Two select public school districts will receive 20 new Concept2 indoor rowing machines, Erg Ed Teacher Training, nationally recognized Erg Ed Curriculum, in-class teaching materials and remote support from Pocock Foundation staff throughout the academic year. Participating Erg Ed teachers also will receive access to a suite of online teaching resources, including the Erg Ed online classroom.

Applications are due Friday, April 13, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. PST, with selection taking place by Friday, May 4, 2018. An application orientation session will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. PST. Register for the Erg Ed Grant Orientation. For more information regarding the application process and to complete the application form, please click here.

The Erg Ed program was launched by the Pocock Foundation in 2010 as an integrated component of Seattle Public Schools’ “Five for Life” physical education curriculum.

In 2015, USRowing partnered with the Pocock Foundation to expand the program to Shelby County Schools and Allentown Public Schools and now the program runs in eight school districts across seven states. Last year, more than 11,000 students completed Erg Ed, learning basic rowing skills and exploring concepts like teamwork, exercise intensity and goal-setting.

For questions about the grant application and process, please contact Aubrey Fitzpatrick, Director of Outreach, George Pocock Rowing Foundation

(206) 508-5537


Through building and supporting rowing programs and facilities, the Pocock Foundation promotes access to rowing, excellence in rowing, and uses rowing as a means to foster physical activity, health, leadership, and community engagement. Since its inception in 1984, the Pocock Foundation has played a role in the development of the Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, Pocock Rowing Center, Renton Rowing Center (new in 2014) along with other facilities in Lake Sammamish, Portland and Vancouver, Wash. The Pocock Foundation has been involved in bringing the region together to compete through events like Row for the Cure and NW Ergomania! and to learn through the Kossev Consortium. Since 1994, the Pocock Foundation has enjoyed a rich history of working with successful outreach programs, including the Lakeside Education Enrichment Program (LEEP), Girls Row and Row to the Future—its most recent and largest initiative. Row to the Future’s model, unique among urban sports, leverages school and community partnerships to create an innovative network of youth program opportunities—improving access to participation and empowering students to make healthier lifestyle choices now and in the future.


USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing has 85,000 individual members and 1,350 member organizations, offering rowing programs for all. USRowing receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners.

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