Naiades Oncology Rowing

Cancer Survivors Rowing for Recovery

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Don't Miss Out On Our Great Clothing Line

We are happy to present again our new customized clothing line! There are more options for you to choose from. For example, you are able to color customize tee shirts for your particular type of cancer affiliation. All of our customized items can be found here: Orders for all of these items will need to be submitted during the time period of 03/17/2021 through 04/04/2021 at midnight. You can either choose to have the items shipped to you or picked up from the vendor. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery. Thank you!

A Prescription For River Fitness

We are all in need of a good work out plan to help keep us on track for getting back out on the water. Our wonderful coaches Alyssa and Robin and our program planner Sheila have developed top notch exercise routines and nature outings for both our bodies and our minds.

Already in February we experienced a stellar walking tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery, and in March we experienced an invigorating nature walk at Tinker Nature Park, 1525 Calkins Rd. Henrietta/Pittsford where we encountered this beautiful doe.

We are still continuing Zoom workouts free of charge March through April 2021, and then hope to convert to outdoor erging, walks and kayaking etc. when possible. We hope to be rowing on the water by summer and will keep you informed.

Please email for sign up for workouts and to receive our weekly Zoom link.

Our workout program, calendar and contact information can be found here:

Across the Pond from Rachel!

During her graduate studies journey, Coach Rachel has had many new and exciting things happen to her in Ireland! These include being able to row with the University College of Dublin Rowing Team, living in an apartment in Rathmines by the Dublin Canal with a roommate from Boston, meeting her boyfriend who is studying medicine at the University College of Dublin and who has shown her the town. Since Ireland is still in lockdown, the restaurants and coffee shops are takeout. Rachel enjoys take out by the canal or in the park. Rachel also is enjoying her diplomacy and media studies and will be focusing on her thesis over the summer. Rachel thinks she may come home for a short while in late spring. If you wish to contact Rachel, you may reach her at her Gmail address. Here you can see Rachel and tour some of her most favorite places in Dublin!:

The places shown are:

#1 Church of Mary Immaculate Refuge of Sinners 1854;

#2 Grand Canal 1756;

#3 St. Stephen’s Green 1662.

#4 Grafton Street;

#5 Temple Bar;

#6. Phoenix Park 1662; and

#7. River Liffey.

Thank you, Rachel for sharing!

Looking for New Roads to Travel..... We Have Two Open Board Seats

Open to Rowers and Community Supporters:

If you are self directed, enjoy organizing, project management and development of social media and web platforms The Naiades Board of Directors has two open Board seats, one for the Secretary of the Board and another Board Member seat. The Board of Directors is a hands-on group that guides the strategic direction, policy and financial health of the organization. Maintaining professional diversity within the board is important.

Please send your notes of interest to: with your questions and/or a statement describing your interest and qualifications. We appreciate the effort of our volunteer Board members and look forward to adding other volunteers to our Board. Thank you!

It's St. Patrick's Day! Don't Forget the Potatoes!

Potatoes always have been the main staple of the Irish diet. Do something different! Do something fun this St. Pat's Day! Experiment with some Irish potatoes. Try this Irish Nacho Dish taken from & Lisa Johnson: Irish Nachos - Cooking With Curls

Bucket List? Try Irish Rowing Adventures!

If you're thinking of taking a trip to Ireland some day, keep your eye out for Irish Rowing Adventures found here on Facebook: Irish Rowing Adventures - Home | Facebook They are hoping to formulate some tours for 2021 on the River Barrow.

This Month's Quote to Live By:

A Romantic Irish Proverb:

" I love you neither with my heart, nor with my mind. My heart might stop. My mind might forget. I love you with my soul because my soul never stops or forgets."

Your Donations Help!

Please remember us when shopping online via Amazon to go to AMAZON SMILE at from your desktops and select "Naiades Oncology Rowing" while shopping (please note this feature is not functional from your smartphones). Thank you!

Another Thoughtful Way to Make a Loving Tribute

You may also want to consider adding a loved ones name to our newest boat -- DRAGONFLY. We are accepting names of survivors or cancer victims for the side of the boat. New names will be added in the spring before DRAGONFLY hits the water again. Our application form with instruction is found here:

Browse Our Naiades Oncology Rowing Website & Facebook Page for Current and Future Information!

Learning to row is hard work, yet a rewarding and FUN sport! Take a look at our info below:

Why Come Row with Us??? because we are about:

  • Offering programs that appeal to individuals with all levels of rowing experience.
  • Rowing with others who have faced the challenges of cancer.
  • Having coaches who understand the uniqueness of our team and coach to our mission/goals.
  • Your setting and accomplishing your own personal and team goals.
  • Promoting an amazing and healing environment, leaving cancer behind one stroke at a time.
  • Getting involved in Regattas as a fun way to work together to get to the finish line demonstrating progress in recovery.
  • Offering accommodations for many post-treatment limitations.
  • The water is magical, healing and enchanting, releasing your mind to a bigger purpose within nature.

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