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Adult Learn to Row

The Nelson Rowing Club offers adults (19+ 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? Learn to Row programs run in May, June and sometimes July. Each LTR program consists of six lessons, 2 hours each. There are two lessons per week for three weeks, with a fourth week reserved in case lessons need to be rescheduled. 

Normally we offer sessions for morning (6am Tuesday and Thursday), evening (6pm Tuesday and Thursday) and weekend (10am Saturday and Sunday)

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


Cost? The cost is $295 and includes your lessons and a 2023 membership in the Nelson Rowing Club. As a NRC member you will be automatically registered as a member of our sport's provincial and national organizations (Rowing BC and Rowing Canada Aviron).


And then what? Once you have completed the LTR program you will have lots of opportunity to row with others in the club before the season ends in October. Your coach will let you know how to connect with the general membership to set up rowing dates. Further coaching and group sessions will be arranged as needed.

How to Register?

Please Contact Us for scheduling information and Availability. 

Use this link to register:

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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