Calgary is one of 8 Talent Development Centers located across Canada who’s purpose is to identify, test, train and develop athletes and prepare them to go on to the National Development and National Training Centers where they can continue on their pathway to the Olympic Podium. The Center is part of a High Performance Athlete Development Program called Row to Podium.
Identifying and Developing Canada’s Next Gold Medalists
Row to Podium is Canada’s official talent identification and development program for rowing. Our goal is to mold new athletes into future Olympic and Paralympic Champions. Row to Podium was designed specifically to find tall, young and fit athletes with no experience in rowing. We will train you to become a gold medalist.
We know what it takes to succeed. Canadian rowers have won 38 medals, including 9 Gold medals, at the Olympic Games and a silver medal in the Paralympic four at the 2011 World Rowing Championships. Rowing is considered the most successful summer Olympic sport in Canada. You could be in the next crop of elite rowers atop the podium.
Many athletes are tested, but few are selected. The journey will be hard and sacrifices are expected, but the rewards are outstanding.
Try Out and see if you measure up and have what it takes.
Opportunities for Rowing outside of Row to Podium
For athletes not wanting to pursue rowing in as intense of an environment as the Row to Podium project, there are also great club programs across the province as well as university programs at both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. If you are keen, we have a program for you to join and a pathway to the top. Contact Alberta Rowing for a club or university program near you.