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Junior Learn to Row

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The Nelson Rowing Club offers teens (13-18 yrs) the Learn to Row (LTR) program. This program teaches and encourages the sport of rowing on the beautiful Kootenay Lake.

In the safe environment of LTR you will learn basic sculling technique in single person rowing boats. Important aspects covered in the course include:

  • Careful boat-handling (moving your boat from rack to water)

  • Launching and docking

  • Maneuvering on the water

  • Understanding the terminology specific to rowing and the equipment used.


It's all about fun, safety, personal challenge, and participation in a healthy outdoor activity!

Rowing is a life-long sport!  It promotes balance, strength, focus, and allows rowers to push themselves as they see fit - to get a work out or to take it easy and appreciate the lake.

Program Details

Where? The Nelson Rowing Club is located at Lakeside Park. We're the blue barn between the Streetcar Barn and the Tennis Courts.


When? Each LTR program is 8 hours of instruction delivered in two-hour lessons - two lessons each week for two weeks. The next LTR course this year is:

Mon & Wed 8 - 10am

July 8 - 17

What to Bring?  All equipment is provided, including personal flotation devices.  You'll need to dress for outdoor exercise.


Cost? The cost is $250 and includes your lessons with the Nelson Rowing Club.


And then what? Once you have completed the LTR program you have the opportunity to row with NRC's Junior Rowers, which includes opportunities to train and race at regattas throughout the region.

How to Register?

Please Contact Us for scheduling information and Availability. 

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Under the Programs heading, select the LTR program that matches your schedule.  After you register for the program, look for the prompt to pay by credit card. Email us if you need to pay by another method.

The Nelson Rowing Club reserves the right to cancel programs in the event of insufficient registration or scheduling conflicts.

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