Junior Rowing


JUNIOR ROWING

2019 Summer Junior Competitive Rowing

Continuing on the theme developed this spring, there will be two training groups namely: performance and competitive designed to accommodate those with previous rowing experience. Those who commenced rowing this spring are welcome.

Performance Juniors are expected to commit to ten traning sessions per week along with listed regattas. Training will focus of race preparation and continued fitness and technical development.

Competitive Juniors are expected to commit to a minimum of six training sessions along with listed regattas. Training focus on progressive technical and fitness improvement.

A 2k erg test will be held at 3:30 PM Monday June 10th at the boathouse (please arrive at 3:00PM).

Upon receipt of all erg scores the coaches will select the Performance and Competitiveteams based on erg score, past history, potential and commitment. If you cannot attend at this time please advise John Armitage who will arrange an alternate time prior to this time.

Performance Juniors will attend the following regattas:

  • Dominion Day Regatta, Monday July 1, Toronto (Welland alternate location)

  • Ontario Championships, Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, London ON.

  • Royal Canadian Henley, August 5th to 11th, St. Catharine’s ON.

Competitive Juniors will attend:

  • Dominion Day Regatta, Monday July 1, Toronto (Welland alternate location)

  • Eastern Rowing Championships, Saturday, July 13th, Olympic Basin, Montreal PQ.

  • Ontario Championships, Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, London ON.

Performance juniors will be led by Katie Bruggeling assisted by Brent Jodoin.

Competitive juniors will be led by John Armitage.

Rami Maassarani will set the master training program from which the junior programs will be adapted.

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

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RCA/ORA registration

Members must register themselves with Rowing Canada and RowOntario through the Rowing Canada Aviron website. Please follow the following steps to register with Rowing Canada:

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

  2. log into your account

  3. in the menu bar, click on REGISTER/JOIN

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

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

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

To Create an account:

  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

Rowing Canada will invoice the Kingston Rowing Club for the cost of each registration. This cost is not included in KRC program fees. Members will be required to reimburse the KRC for their registration fees, and can do so by using the link below.


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

Coaches: 

John Armitage, Steve Lutz, Brent Jodoin, Bailey MacKenzie

Regattas:  

  • 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


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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