Recreation & Fitness

The Recreation & Fitness program is geared toward rowers (aged 25 and older) who have taken a Learn-to-Row session and/or are looking to continue rowing and develop their skills. This program runs year round and is geared towards individuals that want to get fit and have fun. This program does not require large commitment to training, but rowers are encouraged to attend three training sessions per week. The prgram is divided into three levels:

  • Level 1 - row 2-3x/week, this group is for individuals that have JUST finished a Learn-to-Row session and are eager to continue rowing, there will be a big emphasis on skill development
  • Level 2 - row 2-3x/week, only after completing a minimum of one season in Level 1 a rower may progress to Level 2, this group compounds on skills developed and introduces rowing specific training
  • Level 3 - row up to 4x/week & race, only athletes with Coach approval may participate in the Level 3 group, in addition to rowing on the Credit River this group also races at several regattas throughout the year.

During the Spring, Summer and Fall months (typically start of April to end of October) training will be outside when weather permits. During the Winter months (November to end of March) training will be inside at the rowing club.

The typical regattas that Level 3 rowers participate at are:

  • Head of the Welland, Head of the Trent, Canada Day Regatta, Hogtown Heats.

Touring is also available for Level 2 and Level 3 rowers - events are publicized through coaches and at the club.


  • Training Times:

Level 1 - Mon & Wed  from 6-8pm & Sun from 9-11am. 
Level 2 - Tues & Thurs from 6-8pm & Sat from 9-11am. 
Level 3 - Tues & Thurs from 6-8pm & Sat/Sun from 9-11am. 

  • Full Year Membership:

April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 - $700 + HST & Three (2) Bingo Sessions

  • Half Year Membership:

September 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 - $360 + HST & One (1) Bingo Session

Ready to Register:

Before you register, remember that rowing is a water sport so you must be able to swim. All participants must hold a 'Swim To Survive' certificate or equivalent (roll into deep water, tread water for 1minute, swim 50 metres). You do not have to produce the certificate. However, when registering with Rowing Canada you will be signing a waiver declaring that you are capable of swimming and treading water. If you are not a strong swimmer and are unsure of your swimming ability, we recommend that you schedule a test at a local Mississauga swimming pool. 

There are two steps to registering at the Don Rowing Club:

1. Register with the Don Rowing Club on ClubWorks

To register, click on the "ClubWorks 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.

 2. Register with Rowing Canada

After the payment has been made on ClubWorks for your desired session, please proceed to the Rowing Canada wesbite (using the link below) to register with Rowing Canada and be added to our insurance policy - there is no aditional cost for this step.

Rowing Canada link:

** Please note that your registration is NOT complete until you have completed both steps!**

If you have any questions about this program, please send them to [email protected]