Practice procedures for Spring rowing
Protocols for indoor rowing operations have been posted.
We'd like to thank all Members, Rowers, Kayakers, Coaches, Volunteers, Board, Parents and Visitors for helping us have a safe Fall season at 405 Ohio St. Now that we have concluded Fall 2020 on-the-water operations, the docks will be removed on Tues, 11/3 and the Tent Boathouse will be taken down on Wed. 11/4. Our site work and new boathouse are scheduled to continue and finish within 2020 or before the new year. Due to the final stages of construction and COVID-19 protocols for indoor training, Winter Indoor training and Member access to the boathouse will not begin until at the earliest, January 2021. We will not open until our facility is safe for our community as a new structure and under COVID-19 health and safety protocols. We thank you for being patient and encourage all rowers to contact their respect Fall 2020 coach for information on virtual/off-season training from home. Safe well!
This is for Parents of Junior/HS Rowers/Coxswains: Please complete this survey so we can better plan for September, and all of Fall programming. Thank you!
Youth rowers and Parents of youth rowers, please fill out our survey! HERE
No individual is permitted on the BSRA site if they:
• Are feeling sick
• Have a temperature above 100.4°F
• Have had or been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days
• Have had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
• Have traveled to any restricted states in the last 14 days (currently includes Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin)
• Masks are required when social distancing not possible, but BSRA recommends wearing a mask at all times while at 405 Ohio Street.
• All members must sign both BSRA waivers
Each of us (staff, volunteers, participants, etc.) has a responsibility to ourselves and to each other to ensure we are taking all reasonable steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
E-signing the waivers is not working well, so below are the PDF's. Please email a signed copy back to us (email@example.com) or bring it to the boathouse when you come and drop it into our boathouse mailbox.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for your understanding and patience during this transition time.
The BSRA Board will be meeting on Tuesday, June 9th to review the site and program reopening plan, and safety protocols established because of COVID-19. We have decided to cancel Youth Learn-to-Row Session 1, but are still assessing the viability of other sessions, junior rowing and other programs may look like this summer.
We anticipate to have more concrete information on Wednesday, June 10th to send an email to our community.
Thank you for your patience, stay well.
Row Safe. Be Safe. Row Buffalo.
We are very encouraged that Erie County has been given the approval to start Phase 1 of Re-opening. However, we are still unsure when we will get Phase 4 and what the social restrictions are between Phase 1 and 4, especially after June 13th NYS PAUSE order is hopefully lifted. BSRA has developed a Return to Rowing Plan as a guideline, however this may change as we are given updates from State and local authorities. We ask our members and participants to please continue respecting the State PAUSE order to stay home, practice social distancing guidelines, wash hands frequently, refrain from touching your face and overall, just stay healthy and safe. We hope that our efforts now will help us get on the water one way or the other, soon!
Although we do not have any concrete new information, we are still planning summer programs as usual, just with more safety precautions and adding later sessions toward the end of the summer and into Fall. We have changed all registrations to an 'optional pay now' option so that we don't have to issue refunds if a session does not continue as planned. Please read the payment policy as payment will be required before each session. We very much encouraging anyone who is interested in rowing this summer to sign up now. This will help us hire the appropriate number of coaches for each program in advance.
We are also happy to announce that we are offering kayak storage and launching. We have 20 slots available on a first come first serve basis. Reservation registration will be on our home page as well as under Programs. All costs for this Program include an annual social Membership to our organization.
Lastly, the best way for inquiries and contacting our Staff or Board is through email. If you do not have the personal emails, please use our general email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail on our office phone 716-800-5460, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please use our website, www.rowbuffalo.com for frequently updated information. Thank you.
Due to so many unknowns, we have adjusted dates for summer programs, created make up sessions and edited the payment requirement for summer programs. We plan to have more of an update by May 16th.
The best way for inquiries and contacting our Staff or Board is through email. If you do not have the personal emails, please use our general email email@example.com or leave a voicemail on our office phone 716-800-5460, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please use our website, www.rowbuffalo.com for frequently updated information. Thank you.
Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, BSRA has decided to officially cancel our Spring season of competitive junior rowing. This decision comes after announcements from CSSRA, SRAA, USRowing Youth Nationals and NYSSRA that the respective 2020 championships have all been canceled.
BSRA will be following direction from our local, state and federal leaders to determine whether an instructional fun club rowing opportunity will be available for later in the Spring.
BSRA Community Programs (BRRC Masters & WeCanRow) will remain as paused for in-person practices and continue as respective head coaches have instructed.
In the meantime, again please stay home and respect the instructions for social distancing.
We hope to return to the water soon!
- Executive Director & VP of Rowing
We hope this message finds you and your families in good health during these uncertain times. Please be advised that effective immediately our property and structures are now closed to all members and no one is permitted to access the water from BSRA property. We will keep you apprised as soon as circumstances change and wish to thank each one of you for your cooperation.
BSRA Board of Directors
Dear BSRA Community, March 12, 2020
We are monitoring the COVID-19 / Coronavirus public health situation. We want to reassure you that our member's health and safety is our number one priority.
Currently, our programs will remain operational for the foreseeable future. However, this may change and we will certainly keep you updated.
Here are some steps we are taking:
What you can do to help:
We have not made the decision to cancel any upcoming events/races at this time, however, we are watching the situation closely and will notify you immediately of any changes to planned activities.
We will issue a notification on our website and via email to all members in the event BSRA closes or suspends programs. In the event City of Buffalo Schools are closed to students, BSRA programming will be suspended until further notice.