Re-Opening Plan Begins

On June 7, 2021 the Province announced the early easing of restrictions under the Reopening plan, into Step 1, as of June 11. This measure permits outdoor gatherings of up to ten. Subsequently starting the morning of Friday, June 11, 2021 all rowing sessions have been increased to groups of ten.

As a tenant in the South Shore Centre, the Barrie Rowing Club is obligated to comply with all local and provincial regulations related to Covid-19. The City of Barrie continues to monitor our operation to ensure we are complying with these regulations.

Please help us keep our Club operational by complying with our Covid-19 Protocols, including not using showers or change rooms, wearing masks when inside building or closer than 2 m, and washing and disinfecting boats and equipment after use (see video below). Adherence to these measures will help us to continue to operate until such time that these restrictions can be lifted.

Looking forward to seeing current and new members out on the water in the early mornings for fitness and fun while keeping our community healthy and safe.

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.