Step 2 Provincial Re-opening

The Ontario Government announced that the Province would move into Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen plan on Wednesday June 30. For the Barrie Rowing Club this means rowers can resume the use of crew boats and larger group sizes. Subsequently, starting Wednesday doubles/pairs and quads and coxed fours will be permitted. We have opened up additional slots each day on the shared schedule/spreadsheet so more people can row and we are permitting 3 reserved rows and 3 standby rows per member.

Starting July 5 evening sessions will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30-6:30.  Please sign up on the schedule/spreadsheet.

Please welcome back Kiernan who has returned to the club as a coach for the season. He is available to help with your technique and/or suggest workout programs.

Please remember, although things are opening up we are still operating under BRC Covid-19 Protocols which includes daily screening, activity tracking, cleaning and disinfecting boats and oars, the wearing of masks, and limits on gatherings. See you on the water!

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.