Southwest Youth Rowing Championships

May 3 - 5, 2024

Special Event

Facilitated by USRowing and Sacramento State Aquatic Center.

Hosted in the California State Park, Nimbus Flat, Lake Natoma, Gold River CA.

The Sacramento State Aquatic Center would like to welcome everyone to the Southwest Youth Championships.  Below is information for teams, parents, guests and boosters.  The championships will be held on Lake Natoma at the Nimbus Flat State Park.  We are fortunate to have such an amazing venue and ask that everyone respect and follow State Park rules and guidelines.

For more information check out Regatta Central.

Event Information


Admission is $10 per person, per day.  Cash preferred.  General public, parents, boosters, alumni and family must pay admission to be admitted to the park.  Athlete wristbands will only be accepted on uniformed athletes.  If an athlete wristband is found on someone other than a uniformed athlete the wristband will be cut off and the athlete will not be permitted to get another wristband.  This same rule applies for coaches, riggers and trainers.

Friday Parking

Event parking is $10.00 per vehicle and is located at 2300 Mine Shaft Lane, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Saturday and Sunday Parking

Event parking is $10.00 per vehicle and is located at the Gold Point Office Park. Cash preferred.  A free shuttle will pick up at the Gold Point Office Park and will drop off in the State Park at the finish line tent.  The shuttle buses will run all day until 30 minutes after the last race.  The shuttle does not pick up at the fish hatchery. 

Saturday & Sunday Parking Directions

From Highway 80

Heading West from Auburn or East from Sacramento or San Francisco take the Sierra College Blvd. exit (in the City of Rocklin) and turn South on Sierra College Blvd. In about 6 miles Sierra College Blvd. becomes Hazel Ave., continue South through the town of Orangevale and finally across the American River, turn right onto Tributary Point Drive, follow signs into event parking. 

From Highway 50

Heading West from Lake Tahoe or East from Sacramento or San Francisco take the Hazel Ave. (Exit 21). From the west: go straight off the freeway onto Tributary Point Drive, follow signs to event parking. From the east: Turn left onto Hazel, turn left onto Tributary Point Drive and follow signs to event parking.

Dropping Off

No one will be allowed into the State Park, this includes dropping off athletes or supplies.  We do provide the lot outside the State Park (Hazel Cal Trans Park & Ride) for loading and unloading.  There will be customer service carts to help transport items and people into the event from this location.  Please note that carts are not for athletes, customer service carts are for general public. If dropping supplies for team hospitality, you may unload in the Park & Ride and the carts will help you to your tent. Vehicles may not be left unattended in the Park & Ride. Carts are not permitted to transport guests to the event parking areas.

Team and Private Shade Tents

Teams may rent a tent along the finish line area by completing the SWYC web form and paying the fees.  There are no private shade tents allowed along the finish line or in the boat storage area.

Volunteer Opportunity

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Race Schedule & Results

Race Course Traffic Pattern Map

Heat Sheets
Results (updated live)
Race Video


SWYC Site Map: Southwest Youth Champs Site Map

SWYC Trailer Map: Southwest Youth Champs Trailer Map