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Rowing for Active Recovery (ROAR) is a learn-to-row program for cancer patients and survivors. ROAR is supported by the CaroMont Health Foundation, allowing the program to be delivered at no cost to participants. Both indoor rowing machine workouts as well as sessions rowing outdoors on the Catawba River will be offered. ROAR has the goal of empowering cancer patients and survivors to improve their strength, endurance, and ultimately, quality of life through rowing.

A key tenent to the sport of rowing is the supportive, team environment where no one gets left behind: you're all in the same boat and are stronger together. Every practice features multiple support staff including a coach, coxswains, and experienced rowers to welcome you into our rowing family.

Rowing is a safe, low-impact sport providing a whole-body workout that can help improve physical fitness, energy levels, and self-esteem  before, during, or after treatment. Indoor rowing is a very accessible activity, while volunteers & staff provide assistance during on-water practices. ROAR will meet your needs wherever you are. And while knowing how to swim is important, life jackets and floatation devices are always on hand.

March 12

Meet & Greet Kick Off meeting at TechWorks Gaston on Thursday, March 12 from 6:00p - 8:00p.

March 18 - March 28

The first phase of our 2020 program will be two weeks of indoor training on rowing machines. Indoor training provides an excellent entry point as it can be adapted for any level of skill or fitness. Participants learn rowing technique and develop strength in preparation for on-water sessions. Indoor training will be on Wednesdays from 9:30a - 10:30a, Thursdays from 6:30p - 7:30p, and Saturdays from 9:30a - 10:30a inside Riverside Athletic Club.

April 1 - May 23

The second phase of our 2020 program will be 8 weeks outdoors on the water. This phase will focus primarily on technique while slowly building strength and fitness. In the case of inclement weather during a scheduled practice, we will move indoors. On-water training will be on Wednesdays from 9:30a - 11:30a, Thursdays from 6:30p - 8:30p, and Saturdays from 9:30a - 11:30a at Belmont Rowing Center.

We would love for you to join us!



Register Now

If you are interested in participating in ROAR, please complete our online registration form here. We look forward to getting to know you!

Volunteer Your Support

We can always use volunteer support! As a non-profit, we depend on our volunteers and can also provide community service hours to anyone who helps out.

If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact [email protected].

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