Rowing Programs

Adult and Youth (ages 11 and up) Learn to Row Program

We have both Adult and Youth programs (we run this programs on the same days/times to allow families the convenience of learning within their own program but coming down to the club together.)

Benefits: This program is designed for beginners to introduce youth/adult beginners to the sport of rowing or for anyone who has no previous rowing experience. Our focus is on athletes gaining rowing knowledge, skill development, and fitness in larger crew boats with some opportunity to train in smaller boats, including training singles. Programs will run rain or shine so there will be no refunds for inclement weather.

Safety: Participants will be coached by experienced coaches in a fully-equipped motorized coach boat, including life jackets, and other safety equipment. All coaches have proper police background checks. A swim waiver is required for youth athletes and will be sent out to participants via email once registration is completed  or alternatively provide proof of a swim test or of Bronze Medallion/Cross or better.

Eligibility: No prior rowing experience required. Designed for Adult and Youth Beginners/New to Rowing

2024 Frequency:

  • June, July and August are Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Sunday morning 10:30am-12:30pm (note July and August are 10 and 9 sessions due to regattas)
  • Fall Sessions are Saturday and Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm

Questions? Please contact the South Niagara Rowing Club Registrar by clicking here.

Options are available for financial support youth participants. To learn more click here

2024 Session Options Cost 
June Session – 12 sessions: June 4th – 30th  $239.00
July Session – 10 sessions: July 2nd – 25th  $209.00
August Session – 9 sessions: Aug 6th – 25th $195.00
Fall Session – 10 sessions: Sept 15th – Oct 20th  $209.00

**Fees include 13% HST + $60.84 Row Ontario and Rowing Canada Fees)

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Adult/Youth Rowing Development (Recreational Rowing)

Benefits: This program is for adults and youth (ages 11 and up) who have completed our Adult/Youth Learn to Row program or anyone who has some previous recreational or competitive rowing experience and is looking for development and are wanting to get some physical exercise with others and enjoy the sport of rowing in a relaxed atmosphere with 3 sessions per week. 

Safety: Participants will be coached by experienced coaches in a fully-equipped motorized coach boat, including life jackets, and other safety equipment. All coaches have proper police background checks. A swim waiver is required for youth athletes and will be sent out to participants via email once registration is completed and prior to the session start  or alternatively provide proof of a swim test or of Bronze Medallion/Cross or better. Swim tests should include front roll entry, tread water 1 min, swim 50m and putting on a PFD.

Eligibility: Designed for Adult and Youth who have completed Learn to Row or has previous rowing experience.

2024 Frequency: 3 Sessions per Week. Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, and Saturday mornings from 9:30am – 11:30am

Questions? Please contact the South Niagara Rowing Club Registrar by clicking here.

Options are available for financial support youth participants. To learn more click here

2024 Session Options Cost 
May Session – 12 sessions: May 2nd – 30th $239.00
June Session – 12 sessions: June 4th – 29th  $239.00
July Session – 10 sessions: July 2nd – 25th  $209.00
August Session – 9 sessions: Aug 6th – 24th $195.00
Sept Session – 10 sessions: Sept 5th – Sept 26th  $209.00

**Fees include 13% HST + $60.84 Row Ontario and Rowing Canada Fees)

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Bantam U15 Skills Development (Train to Train)

Benefits: The Bantam Skills Development Program (Train to Train) program is for youth ages 11-15 who have already participated in our Youth Summer Camp or Learn to Row programs and are looking to further develop their rowing skills and knowledge with the intent to pursue competitive rowing. This program will focus on skill development, technique and improving general fitness, speed and strength before the participant moves on to a competitive rowing program stream. Training will normally consist of work in sculling boats (1x/2x/4x), including training singles.

Safety: Participants will be coached by experienced coaches in a fully-equipped motorized coach boat, including life jackets, and other safety equipment. All coaches have proper police background checks. A swim waiver is required and will be sent out to participants via email once registration is completed and prior to session start or alternatively provide proof of a swim test or of Bronze Medallion/Cross or better. Swim tests should include front roll entry, tread water 1 min, swim 50m and putting on a PFD.

Eligibility: Designed for Youth who have completed Learn to Row or has previous rowing experience and want to further their skill and knowledge towards competitive rowing.

Frequency: 3 Sessions per Week. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Questions? Please contact the South Niagara Rowing Club Registrar by clicking here.

Options are available for financial support youth participants. To learn more click here

2024 Session Options Cost 
June Session – 12 sessions: June 3rd – 28th  $239.00
July Session – 12 sessions: July 1st – 26th $239.00
August Session – 9 sessions: Aug 5th – 23rd $195.00
Fall Session – 12 sessions: Sept 9th – Oct 4th  $239.00

**Fees include 13% HST + $60.84 Row Ontario and Rowing Canada Fees)

REGISTRATION: 

  1. Register through the Rowing Canada  – https://membership.rowingcanada.org/JoinProgram
  2. Select “Join a Program”. Choose “Ontario” and “South Niagara Rowing Club” from the drop-down menus.
  3. Select the appropriate program/s, check the dates to ensure that you are joining the correct one. If you have difficulty we are here to help! Please contact the South Niagara Rowing Club Registrar by clicking here.
  4. Create an account. Parent/Guardian will need to register for youth athletes. Use the parent/guardian email and phone number however register using the youth athlete’s name and birthdate etc. (or Log-in if you are returning from a previous year)
  5. Complete on-line registration and accept the waivers.
  6. Methods of payment:
    • Credit card payment using weblink via Rowing Canada on-line registration system.
    • Cheque made payable to South Niagara Rowing Club. Drop off payment in mail box located outside of the office portable prior to first day

Once the Registrar is in possession of on-line rowing program registration confirmation and program fee payment, you will receive an email stating that you are registered in the program. Athletes not registered with the SNRC and Rowing Canada are not permitted to be on the water. Any athlete with unpaid fees from previous sessions will have to make payment before being allowed on the water.

Detailed Fee Schedule Available Here