In 1892, when San Diego was still a sleepy little town, four adventuresome young women spent hours rowing together on the bay. They decided to start a club just for women – at a time when a that was a completely novel idea. These four San Diego women – Zulette Lamb, and sisters Lena, Agnes, and Caroline Polhamus – used the initials of their first names to form the acronym “ZLAC.” Today, ZLAC is the oldest women’s rowing club in the world.
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ZLAC’s purpose is “to promote rowing and other athletic activities, both aquatic and otherwise, among its members, to promote social activities among its members, and to provide and maintain a clubhouse and other facilities for the conduct of such activities.”
Offers Learn to Row and other rowing programs.
ZLAC Rowing Club