Rowing for Active Recovery

Made possible by the CaroMont Health Foundation

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 tenet 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, and 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.

COVID-19 Update

We can still row! While we may not be in the large, multi-person boats that we had originally planned on, we can safely get out in small, 1-person boats. Additionally, we will be focusing on the outdoor/on-water aspect of rowing to help keep everyone safe. Coaching will focus primarily on technique while slowly building strength and fitness.