The Nelson Rowing Club offers youth aged 12-18 years the junior Learn to Row (LTR) program. This program designed to be fun, challenging and encourage physical fitness in a safe environment, teaches young people the sport of rowing on the beautiful Kootenay Lake.
In the junior LTR program you will learn basic sculling technique in single, double and 4 person boats. Important aspects covered in the course include:
Careful boat-handling (moving your boat from rack to water)
Rigging your boat
Launching and docking
Maneuverability on the water
Understanding the terminology specific to rowing and the equipment used.
It's all about fun, safety, personal challenge, and meeting new friends while participating in a healthy outdoor activity!
Where? The Nelson Rowing Club is located at Lakeside Park between the Streetcar Barn and the Tennis Courts. Come to the main Boat Bay on the lake side of the building.
When? The first class starts May 13, this is a 6 week program with 2 classes per week. There will be a maximum of 8 rowers per class. A summer program will be offered in July with schedule details to be announced.
What to Bring? Arrive at your lesson ready for exercise in comfortable clothing which is not too loose or baggy around the torso or wrists. Dress for the weather! Layers and a hat are recommended. Shoes are attached to the boats so bring socks, neoprene booties or water shoes. All other equipment including PFD’s are provided. Don't forget your water bottle!
Cost? The cost is $125 per student not including fees for optional events and regattas.
Why Join junior LTR? Rowing increases physical fitness and builds strength, flexibility, mental alertness, confidence and discipline. Class participation provides fellowship and encourages the values of teamwork and commitment. The junior LTR promotes a healthy attitude toward sport and enhances an appreciation of our environment. Rowing is a “sport for life”.
How to Register?
Under the Programs heading, select junior spring rowing program 2019 or junior summer rowing program 2019 and click on Join.
Let us know which class best suits your schedule by contacting us at or phone 250 551-7148.
Payments can be made when you register on line by e-transfer to or by cash or cheque at your first lesson.
In response to the Covid 19 virus situation the Nelson Rowing Club has cancelled or postponed all rowing classes, programs and events until further notice.