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ARGONAUT ROWING CLUB

JUNIOR ROWING Programs – ages 13 TO 18

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE*

   Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday Sunday 

 6:00 AM

- 7:00 AM

         Varsity (land)  

 7:00 AM

- 8:30 AM

         

Varsity (land),

J.V, Novice

(land, optional) 

 

9:30 AM

- 12:00 PM 

          Varsity

J.V.

&

Novice

 4:30 PM

- 6:30 PM

Varsity,

J.V.,

Novice

 Varsity

Varsity,

J.V.,

Novice

Varsity

Varsity

&

J.V.

   

*weekly schedule subject to change during the summer months based on athlete availability and interest

Program Comparison

More details can be found below

 NoviceJunior VarsityVarsity
Lead Coach:Tammy CurtisNikki MorrisonConnor Elsdon
Duration:AnnualAnnualAnnual
On-water practices:3 per week4 per week6 per week
On-land practices:1/week (optional)1/week (optional)4/week
Attendance:optionalon-water mandatoryall mandatory
Focus Events:
Spring n/aWOSSRWOSSR
Summer Hogtown HeatsRO ChampsHenley
Fall Frostbite SprintsHead of the SchuylkillHead of the Charles
Winter n/aCIRCsCIRCs
Try outs:NoYesYes
Tryout windows:
Spring  n/a

March 25 - 30, 2024

March 25 - 30, 2024
Summer  n/aJune 10 - 15, 2024June 10 - 15, 2024
Fall  n/aAugust 26 - 31, 2024August 26 - 31, 2024
Costs
Annual Membership$ 1,627.00$ 1,627.00$ 1,627.00

Racing kit

(unisuit, long sleeves, etc.)

$ 75.00$ 250.00$ 250.00
Fees, Local Regattas$ 125.00$ 975.00$ 975.00
Fees, Overnight Regattas$ -$ 1,000.00$ 3,300.00
total: $ 1,827.00$ 3,852.00$ 6,152.00

NOVICE

For athletes that have completed their Learn-to-Row or Camp Argo, and are looking to further develop their skills. This program provides three on-water and one optional land training session. Building on the lessons learned at Camp Argo or in our Junior Learn-to-Row, coaches will help you develop your fitness while teaching you the skills needed to succeed in rowing and in life.


Junior Novice Rowing starts when we get on the water, usually in late March, and runs until the Martha Coffey Frostbite Sprints at the beginning of November. During the winter, athletes from Novice, JV, and Varsity all train together indoors as a team.


Junior Novice athletes attend only a few regattas per year - primarily, the Hogtown Heats and Martha Coffey Frostbite Sprints, although other competitive opportunities are available for those athletes that are interested. A detailed regatta schedule can be found in Appendix C of the Selection Document, here.


Contact Novice Coach Tammy Curtis at juniorlearntorow@argonautrowingclub.com for more information


JUNIOR VARSITY (J.V.)

This program is for rowers that are aiming to race and succeed at local competitions, or that are aiming to make the Varsity team. Athletes can expect to learn about strength and conditioning, nutrition, and sports psychology, and will train both sculling and sweeping in a variety of boat classes, supervised by an NCCP trained coach.


When athletes have developed strong fitness and rowing skills, they may try out for the Varsity team. Detailed criteria can be found in our Selection Document, here. These tryouts take place at the start of each on-water season - late March (Spring season), early June (Summer season), and late August (Fall season). During the winter, athletes from Novice, JV, and Varsity all train together indoors.


J.V. athletes attend most regattas, culminating in the Row Ontario Championships in late July and the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia at the end of October. A detailed regatta schedule can be found in Appendix C of the Selection Document, linked above.


Contact Junior Varsity Coach Nikki Morrison at juniorcoordinator@argonautrowingclub.com for more information.


VARSITY

For experienced athletes that want to compete at the highest levels and prepare for rowing in College/University. Athletes can expect 6 mandatory on-water training sessions per week, fully supervised by an NCCP certified coach, as well as on-land cross training, both with the team and on their own. Varsity athletes are expected to attend all on-water training sessions.


Athletes are required to try out for the Varsity team. Detailed criteria can be found in our Selection Document, here. These tryouts take place at the start of each on-water season - late March (Spring season), early June (Summer season), and late August (Fall season). During the winter, athletes from Novice, JV, and Varsity all train together indoors.


Varsity athletes attend all regattas, culminating in the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in early August and the Head of the Charles Regatta in late October. A detailed regatta schedule can be found in Appendix C of the Selection Document, linked above.


Contact Varsity & Head Junior Coach, Connor Elsdon coach@argonautrowingclub.com for more information.


LIST OF 2024 EVENTS

A schedule of events for the 2024 season can be found in the selection document linked above. Please note the scratch deadlines for all events; these are the final dates at which you could receive a refund if you withdraw from the event. Also note that many events are mandatory for the J.V. and Varsity teams.


Please note that not all athletes will compete in all events.

Click the image to view the full infographic about all the benefits Argo’s Junior Rowing offers 14-18-year-olds!

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