The Olympic Basin extends over 2.2 kilometres in length; it is 110 metres wide and 2.5 metres deep. The Basin's unique installations and its calm waters make it the pride of every rowing enthusiast.

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Credits: Gilles Proulx - Société du parc Jean-Drapeau

The ergometer room of the Olympic Basin allows rowers to practice their technique on the rowing ergometer. This piece of equipment is used to simulate the typical movement of rowing.

When the basin is closed, the rowing ergometer is the main tool to maintain technique and fitness.

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Credits: Gilles Proulx - Société du parc Jean-Drapeau

The rowing tank in the Athletes' Quarters makes it possible to simulate the sensation of rowing on the water. The tank allows one to perfect technique without having to worry about maintaining the balance of the boat. The rowing tank sessions are reserved for when the Olympic Basin is closed, due to bad weather or during the winter season, and for introductory courses.

The Athletics Quarter’s weight room allows you to train and to keep fit when the Olympic Basin is closed. This room is used regularly by our competitive members throughout the year. For Recreational / Masters members the room is used mainly during the winter season.