Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Program directors need to ensure that a safety program has been systematically developed. Coaches need to be practicing the program and enforcing its rules. Finally, athletes need to be responsible for their station in the boat and being aware of what is going on around them on the water and in the boathouse.
USRowing has provided documents that may be helpful in developing or reviewing your safety program and links to other safety pages from rowing clubs and other resources.
We encourage you to send USRowing information concerning safety that others in the community may find useful.
SafetySafety VideoUSRowing has produced a safety video with funding provided by a grant from the United States Coast Guard.
SafetySafety PosterUSRowing Safey Poster.
SafetySafety GuidelinesThese guidelines are meant to serve as an outline for your own safety program.
SafetyTrailer Laws and RegulationsTransporting boats on shell trailers is where the most significant boat damage occurs. Time and consideration must be taken to ensure safe and efficient movement.
SafetySafety CommitteeContact information for USRowing's safety committee.
SafetySafety Information LinksLinks to several safety sites that you may find helpful.
Member ServicesPre-Packaged Gear KitsGear kits, including the Kippy Liddle Safety Kit, PFDs, Mustang Survival Suit, Coaching Kit, Referee Kit, and Coxswain Kit, can be ordered directly from USRowing.