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$45M Whitewater Center Grand Opening Set for May 7-8 

RIVERSPORT Rapids, Oklahoma City’s new $45.2 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center, will hold a grand opening celebration May 7-8, 2016. The whitewater center was built in the city’s Boathouse District as part of MAPS 3, ... Read More

OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew Wins Overall Trophy at USRowing Central Youth Championships

The OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew competed in the 2015 USRowing Central Youth Championships on May 2-3. Twenty crews from around the region gathered in the Boathouse District to compete in several qualifiers for the 2015 ... Read More

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City Leaders Sign RIVERSPORT Rapids Steel Beam

Members of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board, the MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Improvement Subcommittee and City Council met on April 9 to sign a steel beam that will be used in the construction of ... Read More

MAPS 3 Whitewater Construction Update

February 20, 2015 - MAPS 3 Program Manager David Todd provides a construction update on the Oklahoma River Improvements project. Jeffrey Gustin, senior project manager with whitewater consultant S2O Design discusses upcoming project milestones and ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

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Training Facilities

The Devon Boathouse offers advanced technology and training resources for both Oklahoma City University collegiate and OKC National High Performance Center athletes, and can also be accessed by those with a RIVERSPORT Membership.

Dynamic Propulsion Rowing Tank

The world’s first dynamic propulsion rowing tank, the Stillwater Design tank provides both moving water and – a first – moving rowing stations. Accommodating both sweep and sculling for up to eight athletes, the tank includes a camera system to project side profile views of the athletes’ rowing technique onto the wall facing the rowers. The projection technology can also be used to simulate racing at a variety of venues. (First floor)

High Altitude Training Chamber

The world leader in altitude training technology, Colorado Altitude Training has designed a system for the Devon Boathouse that accommodate four athletes on rowing machines, bikes, and/or treadmills training at up to 12,000 feet. Altitude training has been demonstrated to improve strength, power and endurance resulting in greater speed, less fatigue and improved recovery. (Second floor)

Endless Pool

An “endless pool” swim tank offers hydrotherapy jets and benches for multiple athletes as well as a training room area with therapy tables and ice baths. (Second floor)

Extensive Strength & Conditioning Facilities

The Devon Boathouse’s extensive strength and conditioning facilities include treadmills, ellipticals, plus kayak ergs, and strength training machines. A free-weight area features Olympic-style weight training with a camera system showing replays of lifting technique. (First & Second floor)

High Performance Training Center

The High Performance Training Center features state-of-the-art audiovisual technology to allow both coaches and athletes in-depth performance review. (Second floor)

Concept 2 Self-Propulsion Lab

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Concept 2, the Devon Boathouse offers the Concept 2 Self-Propulsion Lab, featuring 50 Concept 2 ergs, including the new dynamic models. (Second floor)

Athlete Amenities

  • Men’s and women’s locker rooms including showers, dressing areas and 60 lockers each.
  • Four boat bays accommodating up to 100 boats and a repair bay. Boat bays have direct access to launching inlet.
  • Group fitness including strength training and cardio classes.

To learn more about training opportunities at the Devon Boathouse, email Mike Knopp.