NAC Women on Water Team

The NAC currently offers a women’s competitive and recreational rowing program. The Women on Water (WOW) are made up of women of all ages and experience.  WOW was formed in 2000 by a group of mothers whose sons and daughters were rowing for the NAC Junior Team.  Inspired by the medal-winning Juniors, they banded together to start their own rowing Program at The Newport Aquatic Center.  Since that time, the group has grown and expanded into a competitive Masters team more than 35 strong.

As a group, WOW practices on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  WOW members also schedule use of the NAC sculling boats. Additional workouts include the erg and the weight-room.  Members work very hard to build personal strength and improve rowing skills as a basis for competing in races throughout the year.

How can I join WOW?
WOW’s membership is capped due to equipment and NAC space limitations, so this is a consideration with all potential new members.

New rowers and those with less than one year of rowing experience can be considered for membership after completing an Introduction to Sweep Rowing weekend, and then a 4-weekend Beginning Sweep Camp, both held every year in late spring and summer. To sign up for these programs, please email

Rowers with one year or more of experience are considered on a case-by-case basis, and should email to describe their background.
What is the cost of WOW membership?

As of spring 2017, WOW costs are as follows:

  • Dues: $200 per quarter
  • Equipment fee: $300 per year
  • Annual NAC membership

What is WOW’s practice schedule?

Members must regularly attend practices on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:00am to 7:30 a.m., and on Saturday from 6:15am to 8:45 a.m.

If you have additional questions, please email

Long Beach Christmas Regatta 2015

The WOW competed at The Long Beach Christmas Regatta and won two gold medals! They placed first in the women’s masters 8+ and 4+!


NAC Hours

Member Hours

Mon - Thurs: 6AM to 8PM
Fri: 6AM to 7PM
Last Boats / SUP's OUT @ 5PM
All Boats / SUP's DUE BACK @ 6PM
Saturday & Sunday: 6AM to 6PM
Last Boats / SUP's OUT @ 4PM
All Boats / SUP's DUE BACK @ 5PM

NAC Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

  • Open New Year's Eve until 12 noon

  • CLOSED New Year's Day

  • Open the 4th of July till 3pm

  • CLOSED Thanksgiving Day

  • Open Christmas Eve until 12 noon

  • CLOSED Christmas Day

Contact Us

Newport Aquatic Center
1 White Cliffs Dr.

Newport Beach, CA 92660 

Phone: (949) 646-7725

Fax: (949) 646-8398
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