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Welcome to Lake Purdy Rowing Association

LPRA Men Medal at Southeast Regional Championships!

CONGRATULATIONS  Sam Haskell, Will Smith, and Craig Richardson for bringing home a fistful of medals from the USRowing Southeast Masters Championships June 24-25 at Langley Pond in Aiken, S.C.!

Sam & Will: GOLD, Open Pair, Silver, Masters Pair, Gold, Open 2x 

Craig & Sam:   GOLD, Masters 2x

Will:  SILVER,  Masters 1x

Sam:  SILVER, Open 1x

Watch Craig and Sam Pull Ahead to Win Gold!

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A stunning sunset over Lake Purdy, January 2019

CONTACT US Lake Purdy Rowing Association

CONTACT US Lake Purdy Rowing Association

3780 Boat Launch Road, Birmingham AL 35242

Phone: 205/948-8716

Members: Reserve Boats!

Please reserve club boats before heading to the lake! Use this link.

June Learn-to-Row Success!

LPRA’s first Learn-to-Row class since 2019 is a wrap - and it was a blast!  Thanks to members’ donation of a second quad, we were able to teach sculling - rather than beginning with sweep. All participants graduated and received an invitation to join LPRA, and most are now joining in group rowing sessions scheduled several times each week. 

Our July class is full and just wrapping up! 

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.