Junior Rowing


2019 Summer Junior Competitive Rowing

Athlete and Parent Information Meeting 9:00AM Saturday June 8th at the boathouse

The KRC Junior Competitive Program runs year-round. In the summer we offer U19 and U17 – for who have experience training and/or competing - continued development throughout the summer, as well as the opportunity to race. Students who wish to continue in a non-competitive program can sign up for the Youth Development Program at http://www.kingstonrowingclub.com/youth-rowing/

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:

Training Starts: Sunday June 9th at 7:00AM at the boathouse. Bring your running shoes.

Season Ends: Saturday/Sunday July 27/28th at the Ontario Championships, London ON. Selected athletes will be invited to train for the Royal Canadian Henley regatta which runs from Tuesday August 6th to Sunday August 11th.

* 5:15 AM Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday – activation warmup commences

* 5:15 PM Friday – on-water skills session

* 7:00 AM Saturday

* Sleep in Sunday

Rowers are encouraged to row during exams, except NOT on the evening or morning prior to an exam (you will sleep better and study better during exams by exercising regularly)


Katie Bruggeling, John Armitage, Brent Jodoin


* July 1 Dominion Day Regatta, Center Island Toronto

* July 7 – Dual meet with Ottawa RC Juniors, Inner Harbour, Kingston

* July 13/14 – Eastern Rowing Championships, Montreal (2 days) (1 day)

* July 27/28 – Ontario Rowing Championships, London ON.

* August 6-11 – Royal Canadian Henley, St. Catharine’s. (Athletes may earn the right to compete based on commitment, attendance, punctuality and ability)

* August 31: 9:00AM Parent athlete meeting re: fall rowing

* September 1 – Fall rowing commences

* September 29 – Head of the Rideau, Ottawa

* October 5 – Head of the Trent, Peterborough

* October 26/27 - Head of the Fish, Saratoga Springs, NY. KRC Registration: http://www.kingstonrowingclub.com/youth-rowing/

Rowing Canada Registration: If you did not row this spring but have rowed before, then you will have to go to https://membership.rowingcanada.org and enroll in KRC's 2018 Rower program. If you have never rowed before, then you will have to go to https://membership.rowingcanada.org to create an account and enroll in KRC's 2018 Rower program.

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

2019 Fall Junior Programs

Youth Development League

The Youth Development League is a program for high-school students who have never rowed before. This program is our entry point to all junior rowing programs and does not require any prior experience in the sport of rowing. Participants will be introduced to rowing and learn the basics of the sport in a fun and inclusive environment.

An information meeting will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at the Kingston Rowing Club.

This program will run for 4 weeks starting on Monday, September 16th and culminate with a local competition on Saturday October 12th (weather permitting). Sessions will be held 4 evenings a week, Monday through Thursday, from approximately 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Registration for this program will open in September 2019.

All rowers joining the Youth Development League must be registered with Rowing Canada and RowOntario through the Rowing Canada Aviron website. Please follow the following steps to create an account and register with Rowing Canada:

  1. go to https://membership.rowingcanada.org/

  2. when the RCA website appears, click on CREATE ACCOUNT NOW

  3. fill in the required information and follow the screen prompts

  4. once your account is created, in the menu bar, click on REGISTER/JOIN

  5. after that screen loads, click on JOIN A PROGRAM

  6. from the drop down boxes, select ONTARIO and KINGSTON ROWING CLUB 

  7. click on JOIN associated with the 2018 Rower description and follow the screen prompts

Junior Competitive Program

This fall we will offering a competitive program for both U19 and U17. This program is for junior athletes with experience training and/or competing. This program is targeted for youth who are looking to continue their development throughout the fall and have the opportunity to race. 

Training Times: 

  • 5:15 AM arrival Monday-Thursday;

  • 5:45 PM arrival Friday – on-water skills session

  • 7:00 AM arrival Saturday

  • Sleep in Sunday

These times may change due to adverse weather or for regattas


John Armitage, Steve Lutz, Brent Jodoin, Bailey MacKenzie


  • TBD

More information on this program will be available in August 2019.

Please refer to our program fees page for more information about fees, including our annual maximum fee. Junior rowers who have registered for spring and summer competitive rowing may not need to pay additional fees for fall rowing


Registration fees to RCA and ROWONTARIO need only to be paid once per category, per registered participant. That fee will be collected by ROWONTARIO and RCA through the first club the registered participant registered with.

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The Kingston Rowing Club acknowledges support for junior rowing provided through the fundraising activities of the Kingston Treasure Chest Bingo Association at Treasure Chest Bingo.

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