Fall High School Learn to Row

This program is an introduction to the sport of rowing for athletes currently enrolled in high school.

CONTACT: highschool@guelphrowing.ca

WHO: This program is designed for high-school athletes as an introduction to the sport of rowing.

WHERE: Guelph Rowing Club boathouse, rain or shine. Membership includes access to Guelph Lake Conservation Area

WHEN: Orientation and Information Meeting – TBD

The program is two weeks long with practices held Monday to Friday 6:00 to 7:30 pm

WHAT: This program focuses on the Sport For Life Learn-to-Train and Training-to-Train phases of Long Term Athlete Development.

Participants in this introductory rowing program will learn . . .

  • Safety rules and navigational protocols
  • Fundamental rowing technique
  • Care and maintenance of equipment – racing shell and oars
  • Introduction to training & racing
  • Proper boat handling and dock procedures
  • Learning to be a member of a crew

Students who complete the fall learn-to-row program and enjoy the sport of rowing may wish to go on to participate in the winter training and spring on-the-water competitive programs.


See Program Fees page.

  1. Watch this RCA video on youth rowing.
  2. Watch the RCA safety video before the first lesson.
  3. Forms: Download, print, and complete the following forms and bring them to the first lesson.

The Fall Junior Rowing Program and associated events are under the control and supervision of the GRC and are not school-supervised events.  Participants are insured through their registration with Row Ontario and Rowing Canada.

  1. Parents and Students are also required to review Ministry Approved Concussion Awareness Resources:
    MTCS Concussion Awareness – Ages 11-14
    MTCS Concussion Awareness – Ages 15 & Up
    Row Ontario – Concussion Management