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Chautauqua Lake Rowing Procedures - Policies

CLRA Bylaws

Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association is a 501(c)3 New York State Non-Profit Corporation. The organization operates under a document titled "Bylaws of the Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association".

Background Screening

All coaches / helpers who participate with the high school team must have a background screening completed. Click the link at the right to read the process to follow. Screening is good for two years. Upon expiration coach / helper must resubmit for background screening.

CLRA Cold Water Rule

Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association has developed a policy for members to follow during periods of cold weather and water. Caution is always advised when the water is cold as any water immersion can present a serious health risk. 

CLRA SafeSport Policy

Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association, as a member of US Rowing, has developed a SafeSport Policy. This policy provides guidance and procedures regarding misconduct in areas as bullying, harassment, hazing, emotional misconduct, physical misconduct, and sexual misconduct including child sexual abuse. 

Concussion Policy

To comply with the requirements of US Rowing and also to help members, both adults and youth, along with coaches, become aware of the possibility of concussions and its symptoms, CLRA has developed this policy. Although it is rare in a sport like rowing, contact with hard objects may result in a concussion.

Door Code Policy

To provide for general boathouse security while still providing access to equipment for adult members in good standing, the CLRA has instituted a security code policy for entry doors. Detailed instructions for door lock operation are stored in a secure location off this web site.

Chautauqua Lake Rowing Forms

US Rowing Paper Waiver

The paper US Rowing waiver is utilized for all categories of adult members. The alternate waiver is through the US Rowing membership site. See link shown below.

The paper waiver is also utilized for all learn to row participants including any youth participants not involved with the high school competitive team.

Boat Storage Agreement

For anyone wishing to store a boat at the CLRA boathouse, they must first be a current year paid up member and pay an additional boat storage fee. Review the full details in the form by following the link at the right.