HRC Junior Programs

1st Year Rowers     Recreational/Fitness    Competitive

Junior 1st Year Rowing Program

This program is for youth aged 13 – 18 as of January 1st of the current year, who have completed the Junior Learn-to-Row program in the current season.

After completing the Learn-to-Row classes, this program will allow you to continue to improve your rowing technique and boat handling skills.  This program will provide you with the opportunity to row several times a week, with coached sessions at least twice a week.  Coaches will work with you to improve your technique and to meet your fitness goals.

When you are ready, and with the permission of your Coach, you will be able to participate in HRC’s "Row All" weekend sessions where you will have a chance to row with more experienced rowers, in various types of boats (sweep and sculling) -- a great way to improve.

As a 1st Year rower, you will be eligible to enter novice events at regattas and we hope you will be interested in learning how to race.

Junior Recreational/Fitness Program

This program is for youth, aged 13 – 18 as of January 1st of the current year, who have completed the Junior Learn-to-Row prior to the current rowing season, who want to row for fun and fitness while continuing to develop their skills and possibly compete in regattas.

This program will provide you with the opportunity to row several times a week, with coached sessions at least twice a week.  Coaches will work with you to improve your technique and meet your fitness goals.  Less experienced junior recreational / fitness rowers will have the opportunity to row with more experienced rowers and row in various types of boats (sweep and sculling).

Junior recreational / fitness Program fee does not include Rowing Canada’s Regatta Participation Fee, required for all non-novice regatta racing.

Junior Competitive Program

This program is for experience youth rowers, under 19 years old as of January 1st of the current year, who want to learn to compete.  Athletes who wish to train with the goal of rowing on the Provincial rowing team and/or compete at a high level will train with this group. Coaching will focus on refining and consolidating sculling skills; learning to sweep and develop sport-specific endurance, strength, speed, and skills for 2000m racing.

This program will provide you with the opportunity to row five days per week, you will be provided with coaching a minimum of 4 times a week.  Competitive rowers will have a boat priority for regattas and during scheduled training sessions for competitive rowers.  The Junior Competitive Program fee includes Rowing Canada’s Regatta Participation Fee.