“Junior” refers to any athlete aged 12-18. Rowing programs offered for this age group include:
a) Junior Learn to Row (recommended for ages 12-18, although 11-year-olds who are at least 56″ tall or at least weigh 70lbs will be accepted) -learn the basics of rowing including safety, equipment, body movement, and timing. Focus is on FUNdamentals and building physical literacy through various activities.
b) Junior Recreational (recommended for ages 12-18, although 11-year-olds who are at least 56″ tall or at least weigh 70lbs will be accepted) -participants who have completed Junior Learn to Row (or equivalent) can join the Junior Recreational Crew. Focus on fun, improving overall fitness, and further development of sport-specific skills. This program is for athletes either still building towards, or not interested in training for competition.
c) Junior Competitive (recommended for ages 14-18, although 13-year-olds will be accepted) -participants considering this program should consult with a Coach for an assessment. Focus is to train young athletes interested in specializing in rowing at local, provincial, national, and international level competitions. It involves a higher level of commitment, training volume, and intensity. Athletes that are meeting specific strength and fitness measures may be invited to supplement their training with Provincial Team activities.
Support for the Junior Summer Camp Program is provided by Rowing Canada Aviron