The Recreational program is designed for those athletes with previous rowing experience who are looking to continue rowing without focusing on competition. The program focuses on skill development, general fitness and crew rowing in a friendly, inclusive environment.
During the on-water season, the program is split into two groups, the Developmental Program, and Advanced Program, running on alternating nights during the week, but combined as one group during the Saturday morning workout. The workouts for each group’s on-water practices, differ slightly from one another in both technical focus and intensity.
Participants should be in the Learning to Train, Training to Train or Active for Life stage of the Long Term Athlete Development model.
2021 Pre-Season Training Sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:30 am
2021 On-Water Training Sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:30 am
The Developmental Program is designed for athletes who wish to further their rowing skills. Athletes entering this program must have the basic knowledge acquired through a Learn-to-Row course. The emphasis of this group is on further skill acquisition and development.
2021 Pre-Season Training Sessions Tuesday & Thursday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 – 11:30 am
2021 On-Water Training Sessions Tuesday & Thursday: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 – 11:30 am
The Advanced Program is geared towards athletes who already know how to row and are interested in being part of an organized program, but do not have the time, interest, or ability to commit to one of the early morning competitive programs. Athletes entering this program must have a fairly high level of on-water proficiency, and the desire to participate in higher intensity training sessions. On top of their own training sessions, athletes in this program will be expected to act as mentors for athletes in the developmental program, volunteering to assist during the Tuesday & Thursday practice times. Competitive opportunities1 may be available for individuals in this group who wish to compete.
2021 Pre-Season Training Sessions Tuesday & Thursday 6:30- 8:00 pm Saturday 10:00-11:30 am
2021 On-Water Training Sessions
(Victoria Day to Labour Day) Monday & Wednesday TBD (depending on participation)
Tuesday & Thursday TBD (with Developmental Program) Saturday TBD (Club Row at 8:00 am for those interested)
2021/2022 Dry Land Training Sessions TBD
Certain Competitive Opportunities1 may require an upgrade to your RCA Membership from the Sport Membership to the Competitive Membership ($40 Sport to Competitive Rower Upgrade Fee) in order to participate. This applies only to sanctioned regattas where the participant is competing in a category recognized in the RCA Rules of Racing (which does not include High School participants who compete only at high school events, and Novice rowers who compete only in novice events at a regatta). Internal Club meets and interclub training & selection sessions are not considered sanctioned regattas.