Juniors Spring Rowing 2019 BB
The CIR Junior Program is a competitive team that strives to develop exceptional and balanced student-athletes. Fees cover regatta entries and go toward the purchasing of new equipment. Scholarships and payment plans are available, contact Bridget Burke for more information.
Varsity – February 20th M-T-W-Th
Novice – February 25th M – W
Both Varsity and Novice Season Ends – June 1st
Prerequisites: No experience required, grade 8+, ability to attend practice 3-4 days a week.
Scholarships and Payment Plans
Scholarships and/or Payment Plans are available. Please contact Bridget Burke to discuss the need for either.
READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER
Registration is done through a rowing app called iCREW. Click on the registration link below. It will take you to iCREW.
For new members tap on the Clam Island Rowing logo and begin the registration process. You will need our registration code dyes inlet.
For returning members, use your iCREW log from last season (it is your email address).
For parents, we encourage you to register as well as your rower. This is the best way for us to send group emails and a great place for you to see the most updated schedule.
Remember: new members registration code is dyes inlet
Spring Regatta Schedule (tentative):
TBD (Multiple) Local Scrimmages
January 26 Ergomania Seattle, WA
TBD Salt Watta Regatta Olympia, WA
April Spring Sprints Invitational Lake Stevens, WA
May Northwest Junior Regionals Vancouver Lake Park 6801 NW Lower River Rd Vancouver, WA
Season and Multi-day Regatta Fees
The rowing fees for the Spring 2019 season are Varsity $585 and $300. This includes single-day regattas as listed in the spring schedule. This fees cover the real cost of a quality rowing program.
Multi-day regattas require an additional fee for participation due to the equipment transportation, lodging and meal costs. The regatta and the additional fees are as follows:
Northwest Regional Regatta on Vancouver Lake, WA – $265
There will be a regatta-specific registration for the multi day regatta that requires additional payment no later than 10 days prior to the event.
Novice (First Year) and Varsity Competitive Juniors FAQ
When is the racing season?
Rowing has primarily two racing seasons, fall and spring. At Clam Island Rowing we break this into two training periods. Practices will run from the end of August until just before the holiday break in December. Practices start back up for the spring season in mid February and will run until Regionals at the end of May. Attendance during these times is highly valuable. In order to compete, a high level of attendance is required.
We also offer a July and August summer programs which are great to participate in prior to starting the full team practices in the fall.
Can I just row one season, either fall or spring?
We recommend that rowers join in August and complete the full year until the end of May. However, if other commitments prevent you from doing this, attending one season is allowed. It must be noted that you will fall behind the pace of the other rowers who decide to row for the entire year.
Why don’t we go on the water during the first week of practice?
Because at CIR, safety always comes first! You need a solid knowledge and safety base before going on the water. In order to prepare you for lake time, the first few practices teach you the basics: safety precautions, the boat care routine, the rowing stroke, rowing terminology, and coxswain commands. You will also watch a required Rowing Safety DVD and practice the stroke on dock rowers.
What should I wear once we are on the water?
Spandex or athletic fit clothing works best! The snugger the clothing the better. Loose pants and shorts can get caught in the seat slides and loose tops can get caught on the oar handle. Bright colored clothing is also helpful as it allows the coaches to better see the rowers on the water. We row in all weather conditions except lightning and high wind, so be prepared with proper layers – NO COTTON!
What time are practices?
During the fall and spring seasons, practices are Monday – Friday from 4:00 – 6:00. Select Saturday practices will be announced at the beginning of each season and will be 5:30-7:45am. Be early! We will begin practice at the listed times. Tardiness delays our limited practice time and will end up slow the progress of all rowers.
What forms/paperwork is needed to start the competitive team?
You will receive all the required information in an e-mail once you register, but it is necessary for your athlete to complete the online USRowing Waiver, Float Test, and Athlete Code of Conduct.
What happens if I can’t make a practice?
Talk to your coach prior to any planned absences, and let the coach know through e-mail or text message if you are sick or have an emergency. Too many absences will result in removal from racing line-ups.
Will the first year rowers race?
All novice (first year) rowers are given the option to race at specific regattas. In the fall the races are around 5km and in the spring races range between 1-2km.
What is our racing uniform?
Racing uniforms are required and can be purchased twice a year through our Team Store order. You will be informed via e-mail when that time arises. You must purchase the following if you are going to race:
CIR Tank Top
CIR Long Sleeve
How will boats be chosen?
Selections will be based on some or all of the following criteria:
Raw and/or weight adjusted ergometer scores (6000 meters for the Fall season, 2000 meters for the Spring season)
Technical ability in the boat
Positive attitude, sportsmanship and general cooperative can-do spirit.