Calgary Rowing Club
Winner of the 2020 Rowing Canada Aviron Club Outstanding Achievement Award
Junior Program (13-18 years)Our Junior program trains rowers aged 13-18 years in a variety of rowing shells from singles, to doubles, quads and the big 8s. Some regattas will have more specific age divisions or novice events. Junior A events are U19 (in the calendar year) and Junior B events are U17 and Junior C events are U15. The program has an open door policy, come when and as often as you can. The more you come, the faster you get fast! For current juniors participating in winter training the registration deadline is April 1st. For new or novice program participants the registration deadline is May 4th.
Competitive Program - Black, Red and Grey Squads
For athletes that have completed the novice program or summer camps and have mastered skills to be able to effectively participate in workouts. Althletes are divided into either Black, Red or Grey squads based on age and athletic developement.
Indoor rowing season
Graduating the Junior Program
Graduates of the Junior program (over 19 in the calendar year) can move on to university rowing program across the country, such as the local one at the University of Calgary Rowing or the CRC Senior Program.
Regattas and Competitions
Local regattas include Calgary and Edmonton. Regional regattas include Regina and Victoria, while the pinnacle of rowing competition takes place in St. Catherine's at the Canadian Henley Regatta. Athletes with the talent and determination to take it to the next level can go on to compete at the Canadian Junior National Team Trials. Check out our regatta calendar for dates!
All competitions and regattas are optional. All travel expenses and associated regatta fees are covered by the athlete (or parents). Information about the travel details and specifics of who should attend each event is provided by the Junior Program Coach.
Our membership year runs from May 1 - April 30 of the next year. Juniors are welcome to join during the on-water season (May - October) or the off-water season Nov - April). We are currently updating our Novice and Competitive program structure so please contact our Club Manager at office@calgary should you have any questions about joining the Junior program.
For membership fees, please see HERE.
The only equipment required of members is a belt pack PFD (lifejacket). The City of Calgary requires PFD's be worn on the Glenmore Reservoir. The requisite "Fanny-pack-style-CO2 cartridge" PFD's are available at Mountain Equipment Co-op or AutoMarine for ~$140. Loaner PFD's are available from the club for Novice Program participants. It is the expectation that all athletes own his/her own pfd.
Please e-mail the CRC Club Manager: email@example.com.
Weekly updates will be sent to the Junior Parent/Guardian email list. Self enroll here: CRC Junior Parents/Guardians Contact List