Adult Learn to Row

2016 Learn to Row – Adult Program

This is an adult program so registrants must be at least 18 years old. If you are interested in a Learn-to-Row program for someone under 18 there is a youth program.

Skill Development, Safety and Fun are the three principles underlying the Learn to Row (LTR) program at the Don Rowing Club. If you’ve been thinking about learning how to row this is the year to make it happen!  Join the LTR program and experience the fun and friendships for which rowing is known. Our enthusiastic coaches will show you the way as a beginner, or add to your skills as a returning rower.

Your choices:

Each LTR session is 6 classes, and has classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. Your first two classes are indoors, learning basic technique using our erg machines and the indoor tank. Then you will be on the water and in boats of 4. Your coach will be in the boat with you providing guidance and feedback on your progress. Maximum of 12 participants per session. Cost $300 + HST.




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Session 1 - May 9:00-11:00am 2-May 4-May 9-May 11-May 16-May 18-May

Session 2 - May

6:00 - 8:00pm

2-May 4-May 9-May 11-May 16-May 18-May

Session 3 - June


6-Jun 8-Jun 13-Jun 15-Jun


Session 4 - June 6:00 - 8:00pm 6-Jun 8-Jun 13-Jun 15-Jun 20-Jun 22-Jun
Session 5 - July 6:00 - 8:00pm 11-Jul 13-Jul 18-Jul 20-Jul 25-Jul 27-Jul
Session 6 - August 6:00 - 8:00pm 8-Aug 10-Aug 15-Aug 17-Aug 22-Aug 24-Aug

What happens when LTR is finished?

Graduates of the LTR program are encouraged to join the Club in the Recreational Program and continue with the fun and learning.

Ready to Register:

Before you register, remember that this is a water sport. You must be able to swim at least 50 metres unassisted in a order to participate.

To register, click HERE or click on the "Club Works/ Club Membership" button in the top-right corner of this page. Create an account, and then purchase the appropriate 'package' for the session of your choice.

After the payment has been made on ClubWorks for your desired LTR Session, please proceed to the Rowing Canada wesbite (using the link below) to register there to be added to our insurance policy. Create a new Rowing Canada profile and join the 2016 Adult Learn to Row Program.

Rowing Canada link click HERE

** Please note that your registration is NOT complete until you have registerd both with ClubWorks and with Rowing Canada!


 If you cancel from a LTR session the following fees will be applied:

  • More than 2 weeks before start, an Adminitration Fee of $30 will apply.
  • Less than 2 weeks before start, a Cancelation Fee of $100 will apply.
  • There will be no refunds after the start of the session.


If you need to reschedule your session, the following fees will be applied:

  •  More than 2 weeks before start, No Charge.
  • Less than 2 weeks before start, a Move Fee of $50 will apply if no one
    is on the wait list to replace you.

Missed Classes:

In the event that you are unable to attend a class, we regret that a makeup class or refund will not be offered.

Session Cancellation:

All sessions are subject to sufficient registration.  A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelation.

Wait List:

In the event that the session you have selected is full, you can placed on a wait list for that session by emailing [email protected]. Individuals on the wait list will only be notified is space becomes available in the session.

A word about the weather…

We normally row rain or shine, however, safety is always the first consideration. If we are unable to row outdoors dur to the weather, don't worry, we will move indoors and practice in the tank. It's important to dress appropriately for the weather, including rain gear when required.

Would you like some additional information?

If you have additional questions, or are an athlete seeking an accelerated stream into a competitive program, please email [email protected].