The Barrie Rowing Club Programs

We offer a wide range and variety of programs for different skill levels.
Whether you’re looking to get into rowing or refine your established techniques… We’ll have a program for you!

What We Offer

Equipment is provided. Participants must be competent swimmers, or wear a PFD when on the water.

Prices listed include all taxes and compulsory Row Ontario and Rowing Canada Aviron association fees.

REFUND POLICY: A $60 non-refundable fee applies to all programs.  

The Barrie Rowing Club is a non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate, advocate and develop the sport of rowing in the Barrie area and Simcoe County. To achieve a vibrant, strong and dynamic rowing community, we provide training programs targeted at individuals of all ages and abilities.


Annual Membership Fees:

 AdultStudentVolunteer Hours
for Support Fee
Support Fee Refund – After Volunteer Hours Completed
Intro to Row 1,2,3 graduates*$600$400  
Returning members*$650$450Students – 12
Adults – 24
Students – $80
Adults – $160

*includes all indoor rowing programs and-on water rowing for the year.

Seasonal Rowing for Recreational/Club Rowing:

Adult Fees (with no volunteer hours) Student Fees (with no volunteer hours)  Required Volunteer Hours To be eligible for discount Volunteer Hour Discount
Club League (16yrs+) $350 $280
On Water Only $400 $325
*access to rowing on-water from dock in (spring) to dock out (fall)

Frequently Aasked Questions

 A trusty friend in a kayak can act as your photographer, coach and safety boat.

Safety First

MacGyver Tip For Rowers – Pool noodles on the rigors of a racing shell in early May plus your life jacket on board makes for a confident rower that will stay dry. A trusty friend in a kayak can act as your photographer, coach and safety boat.

New To Rowing? Start Here!

Rowers tend to be passionate about their sport. The sensation of being able to propel a boat at speed through the water under one’s own power is exhilarating. It requires teamwork and concentration so that one is almost oblivious to the physical exertion employed. Rowing is a sport that can be enjoyed by all. You can start at any age, learn the technique quickly and improve on it for the rest of your life. To many it is more than a sport, teaching lessons for life:

Rowing also brings significant health benefits. It exercises all the major muscle groups through the full range of motion, involves no body contact or jarring of the joints, and improves both strength and cardiovascular performance. It attracts those looking for an enjoyable recreational activity as well as those looking for exciting competitive opportunities.