2016 Junior Rowing Information and Schedule

2016 Junior Rowing Program

The Junior Competitive Program runs in the summer offering rowers who have experience training and/or competing continued development throughout the summer, as well as the opportunity to compete. 

The program consists of 5-6 sessions per week, usually in the mornings and is for experienced rowers only. Non-experienced juniors are invited to sign up for one of our Learn To Row (LTR) courses before joining our Junior Program. Upon successful completion of our LTR course, a portion of your LTR fees will be applied to your Junior summer membership.

Training Program:

Designed to accelerate each rower through the stages of skill development as each level is mastered, teaching will progress from length, power and rate in that order. After the rower can demonstrate consistent length with proper posture, power will be applied at low rates. As the rower demonstrates the ability to hold proper technique and posture at a given rate, rates will be allowed to increase. Selected rowers may be invited to train with the senior KRC athletes if his/her technical ability warrants.

Training Times:

Starting: Monday June 15th at 5:30 AM ending on Sunday July 26th (Ontario Championships). Selected athletes will be invited to train for the Royal Canadian Henley regatta which runs from Monday August 3rd to Sunday August 9th.

  • Tuesdays-Thursdays - 5:45 AM
  • Fridays - 5:30 PM
  • Saturdays - 7:00 AM
  • Sundays and/or Mondays - OFF

Rowers are encouraged to row during exams, except NOT on the evening or morning prior to an exam (you will sleep and study better during exams, and perform more effectively during your exam).

Coaches:

John Armitage, Leslie Milbury, Brian Fiori, Steve Lutz

Regattas:

  • July 11th– Eastern Rowing Championships, Montreal
  • July 26th and 27th – Ontario Championships, Welland
  • August 4th to 10th - Athletes may earn the right to compete at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, St. Catharine’s on August 4th to 10th based on commitment, attendance, punctuality and ability.

Fees:

The base fee for the program is $330 + HST + RCA/ORA registration fee ($94 if not registered this spring or $81 if registered in the spring) for those athletes competing up to and including RowOntario Championships.

The base fee for the program is $360 + HST + RCA/ORA registration fee ($94 if not registered this spring or $81 if registered in the spring) for those athletes competing up to and including Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.

This fee does not include regatta fees, travel or accommodation. There is a credit of $75.00 for coxies.

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1.  Step 1: Complete the Junior Athlete Registration Form and please print and submit a signed waiver to the Junior Coach
  2. Step 2: Register with Rowing Canada Aviron
  3. Step 3: Register and pay fees for Junior Rowing program through RONIN

Financial Assistance available for Juniors Athletes (under 18)

The Kingston Rowing Club proudly partners with the City of Kingston's PROkids program to ensure equal opportunities for all youth. For more information or to apply, please email PROkids@cityofkingston.ca or call 613.546.4291 ext. 1718

Questions? Contact John Armitage at armitage@llynlea.com or 613.561.0889.