High school rowers summer fee is $270, non-high school is $330, plus an entry fee deposit of $380. Cost for races entered will be drawn down from this deposit and reconciled as a refund, additional fee to be paid, or the balance donated to the Club at the end of the season
The summer season will run from June 6, 2023 through the end of Canadian Henley August 13, 2023.
The junior programs consist of athletes that have already participated in a high school competitive program. These athletes are interested in training daily to improve their skills and fitness as athletes/coxswains with the St. Catharines Rowing Club. It is the goal of this program to continue the skill development of sweep and sculling with the ultimate goal of winning Henley Gold! Priority boats for the summer are based on the Coach’s decision as to what is the best chance to win at the Canadian Henley Regatta.
More details are found on the specific program pages...
The St. Catharines Rowing Club is a highly competitive Club. Rowing in the top boat is not a right – it is earned through effort, achievement in practice, experience and the ability to race under pressure. Athletes are given many hours of practice and instructional time to further their development. The decision of who rows in top boats will be made in order that the team may be successful and achieve Program and Club goals.
Athlete selection for boat selection is exclusively the decision of the Coaching staff. These Coaches observe your athletes in practice and get to know their strengths and weaknesses in the sport. They therefore have the right to decide the boating and seating arrangements.
Athletes are encouraged to discuss their strengths and weaknesses with their Coaches during practice sessions at appropriate times during practice or after practice when equipment is put away. We ask that such discussions be limited to practice times only and not to approach the Coaches during a regatta. We also ask that at all times, the inside of the boathouse and the dock is off limits to parents and friends.
Parents will not approach Coaching staff during regatta days with questions regarding line-up, race strategies, or boating positions. Should you have questions, the Coaching staff will be happy to set up a time to discuss your athlete’s abilities and progress. Discussions will be limited to your athlete’s performance only. Coaches will not comment on other player’s performances or other Coaches decisions.
The Rowing Club is grateful to all parents for their numerous ways of contributing. Without parents, we would be lacking in volunteers. There are many areas in which parents can contribute to the Club. If you are interested contact Kate Hingston email@example.com. This is a great opportunity to see racing from the water as well as be a part of the 120 years of rowing at the Club.