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Welcome to Naiades

Welcome to our home page. Our organization welcomes and encourages male and female cancer survivors to row with us. We are here to provide support and strength for each of you during the recovery and survivorship process. We want to meet you and get you in a boat. Please check out our schedule and look for learn-to-row opportunities if you are new to rowing, or just Contact Us.

A Taste of Rowing August 4, 2018

Join Naiades and Genesee Waterways for some fun and fitness as we give you just a "Taste of Rowing." Bring your family, bring your friends, meet our coaching staff and learn the basics. Registration is available online. Don't miss this chance to try out rowing and learn about our sport at the Genesee Waterways Center, 149 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14611.

Genesee Waterways is also holding a "Learn to Row" sessions August 6-15. For more information check their website.

2018 Golf Tournament - August 19th

Our 2018 Naiades Golf Tournament (Foursome Scramble Format) will be held on August 19, 2018 at Lima Golf Club located at 7470 Chase Road, Lima, NY 14485. This year we are once again offering two formats. Our brochure details all the tournament information. You may register to play 9 OR 18 holes below. A portion of your fees are tax deductible -- ask at registration if you need more information. We accept PayPal -- you DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL account to use this option.

If you have any questions or would like to donate a gift certificate or prize for our raffles, please download and complete our Sponsor Donation form or email the tournament director.

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH. If you miss our online registration, you may still register at the golf course prior to the start of the tournament. Individual golfers are welcome and encouraged to participate. We will put teams of individual golfers together the day of the tournament.

  • 18 holes and 9 holes will be played on the Island Oaks Course
  • Cost $100.00 per player for 18 holes and $75.00 for 9 holes (includes, cart, lunch and dinner)
  • Registration begins at 10:00 AM
  • Lunch starts at 11:00 AM
  • 12 noon shot gun start
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in each division (Men's, Women's and Mixed.
  • Music, appetizers and cash bar beginning at 4 PM.

For complete details and online registration, check our Annual Golf Tournament Page.

2018 Outdoor Rowing Schedule

Spring is here ! For detailed information and registration requirements, please read our 2018 Outdoor Rowing Schedule.

Our 7-week Spring 1 session begins on Tuesday April 24th.

Session 2 runs from June 19th to August 16th. There is no rowing on June 14th or July 3rd and 7th.

Session 3 starts August 21 and ends October 11th.

Regattas include the Lift Bridge on Sunday, September 30th, the HOG Saturday & Sunday October 6th and 7th.

If you have any questions, email Esther Tanzman or Naiades Information 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.

"SPIRIT" Fundraiser 2017-2018

Spirit Fund

Please join our team, either physically or by adding your name to our boat. We have just purchased a new boat to support our rowers and are accepting names of survivors or cancer victims for the side of the boat and the oars. We launched our new DRAGONFLY on May 5th, 2018 at the Genesee Waterways Center. Names can still be added after the boat dedication.

You can pay for your Spirit application online thru PayPal. You do NOT need a PayPal account to do so. Whether you email or mail your application form or you opt to pay for your Spirit contribution thru PayPal, please be sure to complete the Spirit Fund Donor Application Form and email it to us or send it via USPS to:

Naiades Oncology Rowing
P. O. Box 22661
Rochester, NY 14692

Donation Purpose / Amount
Referring Naiades Rower
Donor Name
To make a donation in any amount please use the "DONATE" buttom at the bottom of this page. THANK YOU ! For more information check out our Fundraising page.

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.


Donations are always welcomed and can be made directly through PayPal.

For more information check out our Fundraising page.