Due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with guidance of Row Ontario, Rowing Canada Aviron, and public health agencies, we have had to postpone or cancel certain programs for the 2020/21 year. Please watch for further updates as we learn more.
Thank you for your understanding.
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.