Junior Rowing

Winnipeg Rowing Club offers Junior (under 19 years old) rowing programs from introductory Learn-to-Rows to competitive programs. Please see below for detailed information on each program.


The Junior Competitive Program is for athletes under 19 years old.  The Junior team trains regularly year round and competes throughout the summer and fall at various local and national regattas.   The program focuses on developing rowing skill, improving fitness, and providing competition experience at developmentally appropriate regattas for individual athletes and the junior team.  A commitment to the training program and previously rowing experience is required.

The program is based on the Rowing Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model. Consistent commitment is expected from those in the program to facilitate training in crew boats.

Training Sessions (2017/2018):
Monday – Friday: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 11:30 – 1:00 pm1
1Select athletes may also participate in the Saturday morning 8:00 am time trials, at coach’s discretion.

Junior Coach:
Ed Kornachuk – Mobile: (204) 297-5266

Program & Membership Fees:

Membership: $610 Register Now
Volunteer Deposit: $120
MRA Fee(may increase): $10
RCA Competitive Rower: $50
GST: $30.5
Total Cost: $820.50


If you’re of high school age and interested in trying rowing for the first time, then our Spring High School Rowing program is for you! Students will receive instruction from our junior program coach and learn the fundamentals of rowing in a fun, safe environment.

Participants may attend junior program practices until mid-June. After that, participants will have the option to join the junior program for the remainder of the year until March 31, 2018 for $344.75.

Participants must be able to lift 25 lbs over their heads.

All equipment is provided! Participants just need weather appropriate athletic attire.

Program Fees:

Program Fee: $315 Register Now
GST: $15.75
MRA Fee: $10
RCA Sport Rower: $15
Total Cost: $355.75

MANITOBA ROWING ASSOCIATION & ROWING CANADA AVIRON FEE: Why are you paying a fee to MRA & RCA? What is the benefit to you? The primary benefit to both you and WRC is insurance. Our national body provides us with significant level of liability insurance to protect you and this club in case of accident on water. Our provincial and national sport governing bodies are important partners in our operations.

REFUND POLICY:  If a registrant withdraws from a program more than 10 days before the start date, they may receive a refund less a $45 processing fee or full credit for another program in the same year. If a registrant withdraws from a program less than 10 days before the start date of the program, they may receive a credit only for another program in the same year. Credits or transfers may not be carried over into the next season. NO REFUNDS, CREDITS OR TRANSFERS WILL BE GIVEN ON OR AFTER THE START DATE OF THE PROGRAM.

CLASS MAKE-UP POLICY: Safety is our primary concern. In the event of unfavorable weather instructors will provide a land-based alternative session. If a class needs to be cancelled completely a make-up session will be provided.  If a participant is unable to attend one of the classes no make-up session will be provided.

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