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Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association

405 Ohio Street
Buffalo , NY , 14204
Phone: 716-855-4618
42° 51' 58.0068" N, 78° 52' 3.3924" W
Contact name: 
Hilary Epes
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Ages for which our activities are most appropriate: 
The BSRA, founded in 2009, provides community access to rowing on the Buffalo River. We currently have high school, adult (Masters), and Learn-to-Row programs rowing out of our boathouse on 405 Ohio Street, Buffalo, New York. We are an Association. Each program operates independently, sharing the facility and working together to advance the sport of rowing. We welcome anyone interested in rowing, new to the sport or with prior rowing experience to come visit us at our rowing facility or contact us.

Youth Learn-to-Row

  • For new rowers, ages 12- 16 years old, athletes of all sizes welcome, no experience necessary.


  • Participants will become rowers. They will learn the lingo, how to get in and out of a boat, how to use an oar, how to carry boats and oars, work with a team and what it means to be a teammate.
  • Row in large boats - 8 rowers; 1 coxswain; Stable boats to learn the basics; Learn how to sweep (1 oar/rower)
  • Six consecutive 1-week Sessions Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm.  
    • Session 1: July 5th - July 9th
    • Session 2: July 12th - July 16th
    • Session 3: July 19th - July 23rd
    • Session 4: July 26th - July 30th
    • Session 5: August 2nd - August 6th
    • Session 6: August 9th - August 13th
  • $150/Session
  • Need-based scholarships available. 



Youth Modified Sculling

  • This is for 12-16 year olds to gain more one-on-one coaching in a single shell training boat (WaveCutter).
  • Experience is not neccessary, but this is a good segway after Youth LTR.
  • The sessions are smaller (8 max) than the Youth Learn to Row and are typically with rowers who would like to continue rowing in high school. 
  • Row in small boats (usually 1-2 people); Requires better balance than LTR; Learn how to scull (2 oars/rower); Work on challenges individually/with a partner
  • Three summer sessions:
    • Session 1: June 5,6, 12,13, 19, 20, 26 & 27; Saturday & Sunday; 10a-12p. $160
    • Session 2: July 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 & August 1st; Saturday & Sunday; 10a-12p; $160
    • Session 3: August 16-20; Monday-Friday; 9a-12p; $150
  • Need-based scholarships available. 


 Adult Learn to Row- $90/session ($45 for adults 19-26 years old). 

  • Session 1: June 8th & 10th @ 5:50-8p, and 13th @ 9:15-11:30a
  • Session 2: July 13th & 15th @ 5:50-8p, and 18th @ 9:15-11:30a
  • Session 3: August 3rd & 5th @ 5:50-8p, and 7th @ 9:15-11:30a

 Registration is open for all BSRA Summer Rowing Programs at www.rowbuffalo.com. We offer Adult Learn to Row and We Can Row (rowing team for female cancer survivors). We have kayak storage/membership $250/yr. If you're interested in any rowing, come to our Try It Day! Free Day of Learning how to Row on June 5th. Sign up on website. 

No Experience necessary. Programs for youth of all sizes, ages 12-18 years old. Adults too!