KRC Programs

Anyone can learn to row, and everyone is welcome, from youth to adults.

Boats, Oars, and Personal Floatation Devices are provided by the club. Just bring yourself and a desire to learn.

Youth Program

Ages 12 - 18

Rowing will help youth meet and exceed their daily exercise recommendations and keep them engaged in a wonderful outdoor activity they can enjoy for a lifetime.

We recommend that youth be at least in grade 7 so that they can handle the equipment safely and are tall enough to fit into the boat.

Adult Program

Ages 19+

Rowing is the perfect team building activity as it requires collaboration, trust, focus, and mental grit to move the boat efficiently.

As long as you can swim and bend your knees, you can probably row. Rowing is an incredible sport that will benefit you both physically and mentally.

Learn to Row Program

Rowing is a low-impact activity that is accessible to people of all sizes, shapes, and fitness levels.

The Learn to Row program introduces the sport of rowing and teaches the fundamentals.

Classes take place on land and water with qualified instructors. Participants will learn basic rowing terminology, rowing technique, boat balance, water safety, boat handling, and etiquette. Students are guaranteed 9 hours of on the water training.

Boats, Oars, and Personal Floatation Devices are provided by the club. Just bring yourself and a desire to learn.

Learn to Row Schedule

Courses depend on coach availability and participant interest.

The Learn to Row program for 2022 is now closed.

Come back for Spring 2023

2022 season is now closed

Schedule for the 2023 season will be posted in spring.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, we have answers.

What is KRC?

Kelowna Rowing Club (KRC) is a non-profit society.

I don't know how to row. Can I join?

Yes. The full membership includes a Learn to Row program, so you can learn the fundamentals of rowing. After completing the classes, you can row regularly with the club.

Do I need a boat/equipment?

No. All necessary equipment is provided by the club, such as: boats, oars, personal floatation devices, ergs… etc. Just show up with a smile and you're ready to go.

Who can row?

Everyone is welcome to row. As long as you can swim, bend your knees, and safely handle the equipment, you can probably row. We recommend that youth be at least in grade 7 so that they can handle the equipment safely and are tall enough to fit into the boat.

What months are you open?

The club is open from May to late October.

How much is the season?

The prorated prices for the 2022-2023 season are $315.00 for adults and $250.00 for youth (12-18) which both include the Learn to Row program.

Is there always a coach present?

Not always as it depends on their availability but there's always a safety boat.

What hours can I row?

Members can row during scheduled rowing times. Depending on the time of year the times are typically between 6:00am and 7:30am and some evenings at 5:30pm.