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The CIR Juniors Competitive Program is a competitive team that strives to develop exceptional and balanced student-athletes from 8th to 12th grade. No experience needed. All Junior rowers will compete in local scrimmages. Selected Varsity rowers will compete in regional regattas.
Head Coach Ellen Strong
Assistant Coach Jennie Peterson
Assistant Coach Kate Berni
Practice times: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm.
The first two weeks are conditioning and land training practices at our Erg Room in the Kitsap Mall. All rowers are required to attend. On the water, practice begins February 24th. Rowers must have USRowing Membership and waiver and CIR medical forms completed by the first day of practice. Float tests need to completed before the first water practice.
Burton Beach Varsity Only
Lake Stevens All Rowers
Bainbridge Island Scrimmage All Rowers
NW Regionals at American Lake Varsity Only
Fees: Competitive Crew $450 Due on the first day of practice
Checks can be made out to Clam Island Rowing
Regatta Fees: To be determined for Burton Beach and NW Regionals.
*Refunds are available until February 25th.
*Mulitple payments option is available $225 due 2/5 and 3/5
Scholarships and Payment Plans
Scholarships and/or Payment Plans are available. Please contact Bridget Burke to discuss the need for either.
Registration is done through a rowing app called iCREW.
NEW MEMBERS: click on the iCrew link below and then tap on the Clam Island Rowing logo and begin the registration process. You will need our registration code dyes inlet. RETURNING MEMBERS: You still need to register for this season. Use your iCREW login from last season (it is your email address).
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
Novice (First Year) and Competitive Juniors FAQ
Why don’t we go on the water during the first weeks 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 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.