The George Pocock Memorial Rowing Center was built in 1994 by the George Pocock Rowing Foundation - a group of Seattle, Northwest, and National rowing enthusiasts - to honor the legacy of George Pocock by ensuring access to the formative, wonderful sport of rowing. The Center has evolved over the years with the growth of the sport and the city. The history of the Pocock Rowing Center has included high performance training for rowers at the youth, elite and adult level. Most importantly, the Center has been a wellspring for the love of the sport for thousands of athletes of all ages.
We hope to continue the legacy of George Pocock: Innovation, craftsmanship, and the generosity of knowledge.
"Rowing a race is an art not a frantic scramble, it must be rowed with head power as well a muscular power.
From the first stroke, all thought of the other crew must be blocked out. Your thoughts must be directed to you and your own boat, always positively, never negative.
Row your optimum power every stroke, try and increase the optimum. Men as fit as you, when your everyday strength is gone, can draw on a mysterious reservoir of power far greater.
Then it is you who can reach for the stars.
That is the only way championships are made.
That is the legacy rowing can leave you."
- George Yeoman Pocock