The Don Rowing Club offers programs for all ages and levels of experience.
If you are new to rowing try a Learn to Row program. If you already know how to row, check out our Junior, Masters, Competitive or Recreational programs.
Most programs operate year round with indoor workouts scheduled through the winter.
There is life without competitive rowing. Rowing just for the fun of it, or with maybe only a hint of competition, is being discovered by more and more people.
Recreational crews typically row Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8pm.
Our program for highschool youth (19 and under).
Learn to row in a program in your age group and begin your olympic journey.
When you start training in the Junior program you will find others like yourself who have come to love this sport. You will learn how to row, how to train, how to push yourself and how to race. You will find excitement on the river and the lake, in a crew boat, and taking strokes together.
You will have the opportunity to attend regattas around Ontario and beyond.
The Junior Competitive Program trains year-round. We meet after school on weekdays from 4 to 6pm and again on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm. While it is not essential to attend all training sessions a commitment to attend and train regularly is expected.
The competitive program at the DRC is considered to be a high performance category of rowing. To compete at this level requires a year-round commitment, with six training sessions each week during the winter, and even more in the summer.
Several of our members are working with Rowing Canada towards competing internationally and making their Olympic dream become a reality.
Some can't stop it, others start late in life. This program provides mature athletes (age 21 and over) with the opportunity to retain their competitive edge. Master rowers compete against each other in events and age categories designated by the international rowing federation (F.I.S.A.).
In order to participate, you must have previous rowing experience, be able to withstand the physical demands of regular workouts and make a dependable commitment for early morning (5:15 - 7 a.m.) practices and weekend regattas.
Rowers value a good coxswain - an integral part of any crew. Being in control of 2,000 pounds of carbon fibre, wood, aluminum and flesh and bone requires self-confidence, a quick mind, alertness and a steady hand. Coxing is a great way to develop leadership skills that last a lifetime.