JUNIOR COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS 

NOVICE

The Novice Program is for rowers in their first year of rowing. Practices are three times per week and focus on the basics of rowing, to get rowers comfortable and confident to join the Experienced Program the following year. 

In the Fall Season these athletes race in sprint races designed for their experience level, and continue racing spring and summer races at larger regattas in Novice events.

EXPERIENCED

The Experienced Program is for athletes with at least 1 year of experience. Individuals with small bodies but big personalities have the opportunity to become coxswains, vital members of the team who steer boats, relay coach commands during practice, and execute race plans during competition.

Rowers in the Experienced Program practice on Monday to Thursday and Saturdays and compete in regattas on the weekends. Rowers spend most days on the water but also participate in “land days”, especially in the winter, that include working out on rowing machines, strength training and cross-training.

Rowing is a year-round sport, with both fall, spring and summer seasons. Fall season for Experienced rowers is primarily head races (longer distance), with the Spring  and Summer focusing on sprint races (1000 - 2000 meters).