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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.

2017-2018 Winter Indoor Schedule

Our first winter indoor session began on Tuesday November 7, 2017 and continues for 18 practices. Indoor training this 2017-2018 season is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM and Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the PIRC (Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center). More information and registration is available now for our 2nd session beginning January 2nd and ending February 27th.

We are kicking off 2018 with our first "Taste of Rowing" session. Follow our link to a "Taste of Rowing" for details and our registration form so you don't miss this chance to meet our team and work with our coaching staff.

If you have any questions, call Roxanne Zambito at 585-964-2917 or e-mail us.

"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. Check out the Information Sheet for more details. Our goal is to fill the sides of our boat by February 27, 2018 and then launch all of our spirits in the Spring of 2018. Donations are also welcomed to support our equipment fundraising and can be made directly through

You may also download the Spirit Fund Application 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.


Thank you to everyone who contributed to our team on November 28, 2017 for our annual ROC THE DAY fundraiser. Your contributions allow us to continue our mission of supporting and encouraging cancer survivors who participate with Naiades rowing.

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.

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.