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Welcome to Lake Purdy Rowing Association

REGISTER FOR 2024 LEARN-TO-ROW CLASSES!

Sign up today for our 2024 Experience Rowing and Learn-to-Row sessions!  

These sessions are for ADULTS age 18 and up (no upper age limit), and involve sculling - rowing with two oars.  Scullers can row by themselves in a single rowing shell, or with one other rower in a double, or with 3 others in a quad. 

Each Experience Rowing and Learn-to-Row session is limited to 8 participants, and these fill up fast!

*Note: We do not anticipate offering additional sessions this year. We also do not have a juniors (youth) program due to facility limitations. 


LPRA Rowers Bring Home Medals!

CONGRATULATIONS  Sam Haskell, Will Smith, Craig Richardson, Kevin Patton, Emily Padgett, and Daniel Morrison for bringing home a fistful of medals in 2023!

Head of the Hooch, Chattanooga TN

  • Sam & Daniel:  SILVER Mens Masters 2x

Music City Head Race, Nashville TN

  • Craig & Kevin:  GOLD  Mens Masters 2x
  • Will & Sam:  SILVER  Mens Masters 2x 
  • Emily & Sam:  SILVER Mixed Masters 2x
  • Craig:  BRONZE Mens Masters 1x

Southeastern Regional Championships, Langley Pond, Aiken SC

  • Sam & Will:  GOLD  Open Pair,   GOLD, Open 2x,  SILVER Masters Pair
  • Craig & Sam:   GOLD Masters 2x
  • Will:  SILVER,  Masters 1x
  • Sam:  SILVER, Open 1x

Watch Craig and Sam Pull Ahead to Win Gold!




A stunning sunset over Lake Purdy, January 2019

Members: Rowing soon? Let us know and/or reserve a boat!

Heading to the lake soon? Let us know, and/or reserve a club boat using this link.


Lake Purdy Rowing Association

LPRA is a member of USRowing and a member-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation formed in 2013 to facilitate and promote the sport of rowing in the Greater Birmingham area. 

LPRA has no staff and is operated by its elected board and member volunteers. Membership is open to individuals who pass LPRA’s rowing proficiency test and satisfy all application requirements.  

LPRA offers adult Learn-to-Row classes in June and July, conducts year-round programs for member recreational and competitive rowers, and sponsors Samford University Crew.

LPRA's mission is to nurture a passion for both rowing and sculling  focusing on teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, and commitment to being good environmental stewards of the Lake Purdy Reservoir.



CONTACT US Lake Purdy Rowing Association

CONTACT US Lake Purdy Rowing Association

3780 Boat Launch Road, Birmingham AL 35242

Phone: 205/948-8716