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2017 Golf Tournament - August 20th

Our August 20th 2017 Golf Tournament held at Lima Golf and Country Club was our most successful to date. Mother Nature provided us with a beautiful day and a great time was had by the golfers, volunteers, rowers and guests. Thank you to all our sponsors for making the day possible. Teams enjoyed lunch, then played 9 or 18 holes of golf followed by dinner and awards.

Don't miss next years tournament. Details will be published here as soon as they are available.

2017 Outdoor Rowing Schedule

Spring is here ! Check out our 2017 Outdoor Rowing Schedule. Our 8-week Spring session begins on Tuesday April 18th.

If you have any questions, call Esther Tanzman or e-mail us.
Prior to your first session, if you have not already done so for the prior session, all rowers are required to:

Please be sure to note the date you view the training film. You must specify that date on your registration form for our records. Bring all documentation to your first rowing session.

The Naiades Oncology Rowing program is committed to serving the physical and emotional needs of cancer survivors, and we look forward to rowing with new you.

Whether you are new to rowing or you are an experienced rower, if you are a cancer survivor, we want you !!! Build your core strength, develop supporting relationships, have fun! Come, join us on the water.

You can read our About Us page and information is available by phone at (585) 389-2691 or by e-mail.

2017 Regattas

Naiades attends rowing events to participate and to spread awareness of our organization and the opportunity for other women in our community to be involved in ROWING FOR RECOVERY.

Regattas held Fall 2017 include:

  • Pittsford Regatta - May 27th & 28th.
    The regatta is held on the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY. The canal is ideal for racing, as it is sheltered flat water with very little boat traffic. All master's events (singles, doubles, fours, and eights) are held over a 1200 meter course, run head style. A bicycle path extends the length of the course for great spectator viewing. The finish line is in the picturesque village of Pittsford, with wonderful opportunities to view the race, shop and eat. The first day of the 2017 Pittsford Regatta (Saturday, May 27) will coincide with the 3rd annual Pittsford Paddle & Pour event, featuring craft beer and wine tasting, live music all day, and an artisan marketplace.
  • Fairport's Lift Bridge Regatta - September 17th.
  • Rochester's Head of the Genesee (HOG) - October 7th & 8th
  • Buffalo's Head of the Niagara and Wright Regatta - October 15th.
  • Philadelphia's Head of the Schuylkill Regatta - October 28th & 29th.

Row It Forward Scholarship

The mission of Naiades Oncology Rowing is to serve the physical and emotional needs of cancer survivors through a shared rowing experience that fosters wellness, courage, determination and healing. The cost of maintaining this rowing program is considerable and is funded in significant part by fees paid by each participant.

Our mission is frustrated whenever these fees present a barrier for those most in need of experiencing the best that Naiades has to offer. For this reason, the Board of Directors has established the Row It Forward Financial Support Scholarship Program, supported by a dedicated fund and on-going donations, for those who need financial assistance to participate in Naiades programs. For more information, check the program description above. To apply, complete the Application and submit it for consideration.

"SPIRIT" Fundraiser

Naiades Oncology Rowing is a team of cancer survivors who use the water and this great sport to come together as one for physical and emotional healing from the battle they have fought. We ask you to share your story or that of your loved one with us as we build this team and acquire much needed equipment.

Our fundraiser, to “fill a new boat” with the spirits of those affected by cancer, continues and it is not too late to have your loved ones — both survivors and victims — remembered on the sides of our new boat, launched on May 16th of 2015 !

Donations are still welcomed to support our equipment fundraising and can be made directly through

You may also download the Spirit Fund order form and mail a donation directly to:
Naiades Oncology Rowing
P. O. Box 22661
Rochester, NY 14692

For more information check out our Fundraising page.