Naiades Oncology Rowing

Cancer Survivors Rowing for Recovery

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Think Golf! Smart. Beautiful. Golf with Naiades!

Naiades Oncology Rowing would like to invite you to come play in the 9th Annual Golf Scramble Tournament on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 at the Lima Golf and Country Club on the Island Oaks Course! Please check out our website for on line registration instructions at: It is a fun filled day on the course with many hole in one prizes including a Buick Vision GMC SUV, a cruise and many other prizes.

Registration is at 10:00 AM with Lunch at 11:00 AM. Shotgun start will be at 12 NOON. Followed by music on the patio beginning at 4 PM with dinner and awards at 5:30 PM.

For 18 Holes, cart, lunch & dinner the cost is $100. For 9 Holes, cart, lunch & dinner the cost is $75.

Don't Miss Out on Our Amazing Naiades Active Wear for the Summer

Want to add variety to your summer wardrobe? We are offering our customized clothing line again! 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 by June 27, 2021 at midnight. (Please note the cut off time.) You can either choose to have the items shipped to you or picked up from the vendor. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. Don't Forget to Order!

We Are On Our Way!

Finally after all of our patience, persistence and hard work we are ready to get our rowing season underway!!! Registration is Now Open for Rowing Sign Up – Our Spring/Summer Rowing Session will be held starting Tuesday June 8th through Thursday July 15th, for 6 weeks. We will be offering the Tuesday and Thursday Sessions for past rowers AND a Learn To Row (LTR) Session on Thursdays for those who have never rowed on the water before.

All Sign Up this season will be electronic. Click this link Naiades Oncology Rowing Website then click on the Come Row with Us in 2021 icon to the left for the necessary forms. "Returning to the Boathouse" Rules can be found in the icon to the right. (Scroll down here for the entire list of registration requirements):

1. Complete Spring Registration Form.

(Payment to be received by Treasurer before the first day of rowing) Use PayPal or Mail Check to:

Naiades Oncology Rowing

P.O. Box 22661

Rochester, NY 14692

2. Complete Health Form.

3. Become a member of US Rowing and Complete US Rowing Membership (Basic $9.75) and check agree with the US Rowing Waiver:

Type in Naiades Oncology Rowing as affiliated club and the Club Code is WGY4M.

4. View US Rowing Safety Video.

5. Must Read the Naiades COVID Information/Returning to the Boathouse document.

6. Must Read Naiades Operations Manual 2021 and other informational links.

7. Must bring proof of **** Vaccination on first visit/activity *****.

8. All Rowers Must Attend the Mandatory Meetings being held:

June 1st Tuesday at GWC at 6pm (& Also Thursday June 3rd to finish Rigging Boats)

Where you will meet All Rowers and Coaches & Coxswains. Have a review of Naiades Programs – Rowing 101 review, discuss US Rowing Safety Video, Undergo Safety Training,

participate in the Rigging of Boats and Learn Information on use of Google Sheets, etc. . Please wear appropriate clothing.

Please email for sign up for workouts/rowing, and for any questions regarding "On the Water" in boats.

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

Keep Your Eyes & Ears Open When It Comes to Rowing Safety

As we embark upon the water for summer rowing fun, it is important to be keenly aware of your external environment, daily weather report, waterway traffic patterns, and know the rules for water safety. You can refresh your memory by viewing the US Rowing Safety video found here: (6) USRowing Safety Video - YouTube and also by viewing the principles found in this Australian waterways video: (6) Row Safe : A guide to rowing safely - YouTube

In addition, understanding rowing terms and commands is necessary for effective maneuvering through the water and for navigation safety. Anchorage Rowing has developed a simple but thorough reference document found here: Microsoft Word - Rowing Intro & Terms.doc (

& Some other excellent condensed terminology and reference documents are also found here:

Rowing Glossary - Rowing Stories, Features & Interviews |

Coxswain Calls - Rowing Stories, Features & Interviews |

Remember no matter what take time to review this important information!

Attention: Coxswains Are Needed!

We are seeking Coxswains for our upcoming rowing season starting Tuesday June 8th through Thursday July 15th, for 6 weeks and subsequent rowing sessions thereafter. Anyone interested please contact Sheila by phone at 585-415-3775, or by email at

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Want to Be Part of Our Rowing Team & Are New to Rowing?

We have capacity on Thursday evenings for new rowers to be part of our team and to learn how to row with us. Interested individuals should contact the Programing Committee for further information at:

Spirt Fund Participants & Survivors Save the Date in July!

Our annual Naiades Spirit Fund ceremony honoring those Spirit names added to our boat over the last year has been scheduled for the evening of Thursday July 15th at Genesee Waterways Center. Refreshments will be provided. Email invites will be forwarded to participants and survivors.
In addition, more information will be available closer to the date on our web page at:

Come and watch us row!

This Month's Quote to Live By:

James Caan:

"It is that, but really, it's about how we don't recognize the little things in life, or appreciate the little things in life like belonging. A sense of belonging is a big thing today."

Your Donations Help! Keep Them Coming!

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!

How to Add More Spirit Fund Tribute Names to Our Boats:

You may also want to consider adding a loved ones name to our newest boat -- DRAGONFLY. We are accepting names of survivors, those who are in treatment, and those who a loved one wants to be remembered with every stroke our crew takes. Our application form with instruction is found here: Applications must be received before June 25th, 2021.

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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