Athletes & Parents

Why Try Rowing

Why Try Rowing

Rowing Has Something For Everyone. Whether you are an aspiring Olympian or a weekend warrior, rowing is a diverse sport with programs suited to athletes of all ages and skill levels.

Rowing = Community

The rowing community in Ontario is a tight-knit group where participants can establish strong bonds with their fellow rowers and life-long friendships. A social sport at its core, many rowing clubs have a clubhouse where members can meet to train together and socialize. Clubs and rowing organizations may also host social events and the encouraging and positive environment when attending a regatta is a great way to meet new people and cheer on your fellow rowers.

Anyone Can Row

Rowing is also a sport that appeals to people of all ages and abilities. Many clubs offer flexible ways to take part in social rowing or in a competitive rowing program. If you’ve rowed before and want to get back in a boat, or want to try it out for the first time, you can get started by finding a club in your area today. Rowing promotes teamwork and camaraderie, not just for rowers but for all coaches, umpires and volunteers who work together to make the rowing community in Ontario such a vibrant and welcoming group.

Rowing is Fulfilling

If you want to test yourself against your peers, rowing is the sport for you. Throughout the spring, summer and fall, regattas are hosted throughout Ontario. Indoor rowing is fast-growing segment of the sport and indoor events on the erg are run throughout the winter. These events offer rowers the chance to compete against the best rowers from clubs across the province. Pathways also exist to take your rowing career to the next level and compete against rowers on the international stage.

Rowing Has Variety

Rowing provides many different forms of adventure, whether it is a gratifying training session on the erg, a serene trip down on one of Ontario’s glass-like flatwater venues, or being hit by large waves as you try coastal rowing/beach sprints. The sport of rowing offers a variety of options for all.

Rowing is for Everyone.

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