Recreational Program

The Rec program is the ideal program for people that wish to try a new sport, exercise and socialize in one of Calgary's most scenic areas. We try to have fun, gain fitness and motivate each other every practice! The Rec program offers variety as athletes will be able to row in different boat classes and allows athletes to race in a variety of local and regional regattas should they wish to. The motto of our practices is fun and fitness!


McKenzie is our Rec Program Coach. She previously rowed for the University of Minnesota Varsity Rowing Team, NCAA Division 1 and has also rowed on the Canadian Junior National Team in the Women's 2x. She is a certified Rowing Canada LTR instructor and has been teaching LTRs since 2013. Mckeznie has a strong technical coaching orientation and is passionate about rowers reaching their potential. She likes good coffee, amazing salads, and long walks with her very cute French Bulldog


Training schedule:

Summer: Monday/ Wednesday 6:15pm - 8:30pm & Sunday 8:45am - 11:00am

Winter: Tues/Thurs 6:15pm - 8:30pm & Sunday 9-11am

Check up the up to date training schedule HERE.

Rec members having attained sufficient on and off-water skills are able to access club equipment at alternate times as well or can join the Masters program if they are looking to race.

Rowing Experience and Rowing Development

Learn to Row

  • Pre-requisite Course for joining our Recreational Development and Rec Team program. 
  • Please register for a class HERE or email the Club Manager at

Rec Development

  • For any rower that has graduated the Learn to Row program or rowers that need to develop on-water rowing skills to be comfortable in different boat classes
  • Athletes will develop rowing technique so that they can effectively complete the RCA skills test 
  • Athletes will develop rowing skills to be able to row singles, doubles and quads comfortable, in a straight line, in time with others within the crew and safely on their own.
  • Trains on Monday/ Wednesday 6:15pm - 8:30pm & Sunday 8:45am - 11:00am
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local regattas should they choose to
  • Goal of the program: Fun and Fitness!

Rec Team

  • For any rower with established rowing skills that would like to practice rowing in a fun environment without the pressure of competing.
  • Option of participating in structured on-water workouts or row around the reservoir at own leisure
  • Trains on Monday/ Wednesday 6:15pm - 8:30pm & Sunday 8:45am - 11:00am
  • Athletes are welcome to compete with the Rec team and can move on to the competitive Masters program  should they choose to. The Rec Coach will help athletes identify when they are ready to train with the Masters program
  • Goal: Fun and Fitness!


The membership year for CRC members runs May 1-April 30. There are memberships available for annual members and monthly members. Please check HERE for membership fees. 

Learn to Row Graduates

If you have completed a Learn to Row Course within the past year please complete the registration portion up until payment phase. At that point, STOP, email The club manager will then edit your invoice to reflect the Learn to Row discount.

For more info see: CRC membership and Member Responsibilities

Questions about Rec Rowing? Email us at

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