Youth Learn To Row (finished for 2017)
Youth Learn to Row is geared towards children aged from 12 – 16. Starting at the end of June and continuing until the end of August, the Youth Learn to Row program provides an opportunity for young people to begin the process of becoming rowers, perhaps with a goal of moving on to the junior development and competitive programs and eventually competing in Canada Games. Youth learn-to-row is over for the 2017 season, but will be available again in 2018.
Youth Development is a fall season follow-on program for those who want to continue rowing after Youth Learn-to-Row. Young novices who did not participate in the summer Learn-to-Row program may also join Youth Development.
Junior Competitive is the program for more advanced youth rowers who will be eligible to compete in the 2021 Canada Games. For the fall of 2017 this is only open to athletes who have been registered for Junior Developmental Competitive or Junior Competitive for the full season.
The St. John’s Rowing Club offers a beginning program for those 18 and older. This program provides an opportunity for those new to rowing to become active in the sport. Fixed-seat rowers who wish to continue rowing after the Regatta should join the club through this program. Once the club coaches are comfortable with your skill in sliding seat boats, you may begin rowing with masters practices.
In partnership with the Memorial University of Newfoundland the club offers a non-competitive rowing program for MUN students, staff, and faculty. This program is suitable for both novice and experienced rowers. While most MUN rowers are non-competitive, those who decide to compete may do so by paying the additional Rowing Canada and Rowing Newfoundland fees for competitive athletes.
Masters rowing is for adult (above 18) rowers who already have experience with slide seat rowing and are comfortable on the water without continuous attention from the coaches. It is oriented towards those who enjoy rowing but are not aiming at high-level competition. While most masters rowers are non-competitive, those who decide to compete may do by paying the additional Rowing Canada and Rowing Newfoundland fees for competitive athletes. Note that adults affiliated with MUN may also participate in MUN Rowing practices if they are registered as masters.
The Senior program is for serious adult athletes who wish to train and compete at a high level. MUN rowers and Masters rowers who decide to compete at this level may also participate in this program. Rowers may join this program at the discretion of the club coaches.