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 (2016/2017):
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.

Additional Summer Training Sessions (July & August 2016):
Monday – Friday Mornings: 7:30 – 9:30am2
2These sessions are for more experienced crews.

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

Program & Membership Fees:

Membership: $415 Register Now
Program Fee:* $350
GST: $38.25
Volunteer Deposit: $100
MRA Fee: $10
RCA Competitive Rower: $50
Total Cost: $963.25

*Includes Boat Usage Fee


If you’re 13 – 18 years old and interested in trying rowing then our Youth Learn-to-Row program is for you! Participants will learn the basics of rowing technique, boat handling skills and rowing commands in a fun, safe environment. The Spring Learn-to-Rows run in the evenings. In the summer, there are options on weekday mornings and afternoons in July. Participants must be able to lift 25 lbs over their heads.

Following a Youth Learn-to-Row, participants can register for the Junior Program or enroll for another Learn-to-Row to continue advancing their rowing skills.

As we are getting close to the end of the season we are not planning on any further your Learn-to-rows for this year. Please contact the coach for the Juniors, Ed (coach.ed@winnipegrowingclub.ca) if you are interested in checking out the Junior program this fall.

Program Fees:

Program Fee: $185
GST: $9.25
MRA Fee: $10
RCA Sport Rower: $10
Total Cost: $214.25

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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