Open to high school students who have completed one to two competitive seasons as a Novice.
Fall: The focus for this season is conditioning, technique, and preparing for head races.
Practices are 2 hours M-F starting in mid-August. Varsity typically attend 4-5 regattas, 1-2 are overnight trips. Season ends the last weekend in October.
Time: 3:30 - 5:30pm Monday-Thursday @JCC
Winter/Spring: Winter training is a vital part of preparing for the Spring race season and is included
in the fee for Spring. The focus for this season is cross training, technique, rowing at a faster rate, and preparing for sprint races. Indoor practices start mid to late January. Practices transition out to the water in early/mid-April, weather depending. Varsity typically attend 4-5 regattas, 1-2 are overnight trips, including NY State Championships. Season ends Memorial Day weekend.
Summer: We typically offer a few weeks of camp.
Athletes are generally on the Novice team for two competitive seasons before moving to the Varsity Team.
Fall: The focus for this season is learning about equipment, water safety, the rowing stroke, conditioning, and building a team.
Practices are 2 hours M-F starting in mid-September. Novice attend one regatta at the end of the season, if they're ready, after they've learned the stroke and how to apply power. Season ends the last weekend in October.
Time: 3:30 - 5:30pm Monday-Thursday @ JCC
Winter/Spring and Summer:
Novice follow the same training and racing schedule as Varsity, adapted to fit their experience level.
Register for modified rowing if you are in grade 7 or 8 and want to gain skills and knowledge in the rowing techniques and teamwork. You do not need previous experience to row. Rowers with previous modified or camp experience will be grouped accordingly to continue advancing their skills. Sessions take place at the Genesee Waterways Center Boathouse in Genesee Valley Park.
Meets two days per week at the Genesee Waterways Center