About the Program
Youth Rowing School - Learn to Row:
This beginner program is designed to teach boys and girls ages 10 – 14 the basics of rowing in an 8 person shell with coxswain. Included will be conditioning techniques along with on water instruction. When the weather is inclement fitness oriented on-land activities will be provided. A swimming safety test is required.
Youth Rowing School - Advanced:
This program, with a low student to instructor ratio, is designed for boys and girls ages 12 - 17 who have participated in at least two (2) years of the Learn to Row program or similar or by recommendation of a rowing coach. The Advanced Program focuses on sculling and small boat instruction, as well as, training and conditioning for rowing and sculling. The program is designed for those who want to further build their rowing skills and fitness level. Secondary school athletes who want to develop sculling and small boat skills are also invited to attend. A swimming safety test is required.
Safety Videos from Rowing Canada Aviron (view to complete the RCA Rowing Waiver requirement)
Youth Rowing School Instructors
Summer Employment Opportunity...
Summer of 2020
Questions or more information? Contact the program director, Marion Markarian
St. Catharines Rowing Club provides rowing programs for Ages 10 and up in the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. Athletes may start with Youth Rowing School, proceed on to High School Rowing, Club Rowing and Adult Master programs. Athletes are developed to compete at National and international levels if they choose to pursue those goals.