This program is an introduction to the sport of rowing for athletes currently enrolled in high school.
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.
- Watch this RCA video on youth rowing.
- Watch the RCA safety video before the first lesson.
- Forms: Download, print, and complete the following forms and bring them to the first lesson.
- Medical Information
- GRC Safety Program Form
- Disclosure of information
- GRC – Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risk under 18
- RO Concussion CoC – Athlete (11-14 years)
- RO Concussion CoC – Athlete (15+ years)
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.