Elizabeth Fraser

Elizabeth Fraser

Teen row program offered

The Vernon Rowing and Dragon Boat Club at Swan Lake is launching a fall program for teens.

Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Rowing and Dragon Boat Club at Swan Lake has offered both adult and youth programs for 15 years and is set to launch something new and exciting.

A fall rowing program aimed to provide local youth rowers 12-17 years with a crew rowing experience.

“Rowing is the ultimate team sport” said Lisa George, program manager and coach at VRDBC. “Having a program focused on team boats, quads, doubles and eights will create an experience that is typical in larger communities”.

All equipment is supplied.

“Vernon has outstanding opportunities for rowing,” said George. “We have an exceptional waterway, rowing shells to easily accommodate up to 80 rowers and a group of dedicated NCCP certified coaches”.

Rowing instills trust, commitment, and builds team work plus is fun and a great form of fitness. The B.C. Summer Games Thompson Okanagan rowing team trains out of the Vernon Rowing Club, making this program ideal for any youth interested in the 2016 games.

Rowing programs are very accessible and affordable. There is no additional equipment needed so the financial commitment is relatively small. The fall program is $100, including equipment, coaching, team shirt, a final regatta and BBQ and taxes. To register, visit www.vrdbc.com or call Lisa George 250-938-7769.