Junior Rowing – 14 to 18 (High school age)

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Junior Sport Rowing

For athletes that aren’t focussed on competition but want to row because they love being on the water with friends, this twice a week program offers
rowing in a relaxed, fun-focussed atmosphere. A great choice for athletes that participate in other sports or are otherwise unable to row more than twice a week. Junior Sport rowers do not attend regattas.

Junior Sport Rowing starts on May 2 and runs until September 30. Practice are Saturdays from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, and Sundays from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Contact Junior Coach Nikki Morrison at juniorcoordinator@argonautrowingclub.com for more information.

Junior Novice

For athletes that have just completed their Learn-to-Row or Camp Argo, and are looking to further develop their skills. This option provides two on-water and one land training session. Building on the lessons learned in Camp Argo or our Junior Learn-to-Row, coaches will help you develop your fitness while teaching you to skills needed to succeed in rowing and in life.

Junior Novice Rowing starts on May 2 and runs until October 30, at which time all Novice athletes join the Junior Development Team for the Winter Season.

Junior Novice athletes attend only a few regattas per year.

Junior Novice practices are Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:30 PM, Saturdays 2:00 – 4:00 PM, and Sundays 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Contact Junior Coach Nikki Morrison at juniorcoordinator@argonautrowingclub.com for more information.

Junior Development

For rowers that want to join Junior Performance but need more time to learn technique and build fitness. Athletes can expect to learn the basics of strength and conditioning, nutrition, and sports psychology, and will experience different types of rowing (sculling/sweeping) in a variety of boat classes, supervised by an NCCP trained coach. Junior Development athletes attend several regattas.

When athletes have developed strong fitness and rowing skills, they may choose to move to the Junior Performance Team. This transition generally takes place at the start of a new season (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, as shown in the schedules below).

Junior Development athletes train on Wednesdays and Fridays 4:30 – 6:30 PM, and Sundays 12:00 – 2:00 PM.

Contact Junior Coach Nikki Morrison at juniorcoordinator@argonautrowingclub.com for more information.

Junior Performance

For experienced athletes that want to compete at the highest levels and prepare for rowing in College/University. Athletes can expect at least 6 training sessions per week (depending on the season) fully supervised by an NCCP certified coach. Sessions include weight training and land training at the ARC clubhouse in addition to their on-water training. Junior Performance athletes attend most regattas.

Athletes can expect to train in a variety of boats, and will undergo selection for all premier events (listed below). More information about our selection process can be found here.

The ARC will hold a training camp for competitive athletes in early March each year, taking place outside of the province (often in Florida or South Carolina) and lasting approximately 10 days. The average cost for this camp is approximately $2,300.00.

*Please note that all memberships are annual; the various seasons are listed above for your reference but do not reflect separate membership options

For more information, contact Head Junior Coach, Connor Elsdon coach@argonautrowingclub.com.

Weekly Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00 PM

2:00 PM


2:00 PM

4:00 PM
4:30 PM

6:30 PM

List of 2022 Events

The event schedule for 2022 is not finalized. We have compiled a list of the events we will participate in and made educated guesses as to the dates these events will fall on based on historical trends.

Please note that not all athletes will compete in all events.

February 13, 2022

Canadian Indoor Rowing Championship


March 16 – 20, 2022

Spring Training Camp

St. Catharines, ON

April 15 – 17 2022

Spring Selection Camp


May 21-22, 2022

South Niagara Invite Regatta

South Niagara

May 28, 2022

Row Ontario Small Boat Trials

St. Catharines, ON

May 28, 2022Western Ontario Secondary School Association Championships (WOSSA)London, ON

June 3-5, 2022

CSSRA Championships

St. Catharines, ON

July 1, 2020

Canada Day Regatta

Toronto, ON

July 9, 2022

CORA Championships

Welland, ON

July 23-24, 2022

Row Ontario Championships

London, ON

August 2-7, 2022

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

St. Catharines, ON

September 10, 2022

Muskoka Classic

Gravenhurst, ON

September 24, 2022

Head of the Welland

South Niagara Rowing Club

October 1-2, 2022

Head of the Trent

Peterborough, ON

October 21-23, 2022

Head of the Charles

Boston, MA

October 29 – 30, 2022

Head of the Schuylkill

Philadelphia, PA

December 17, 2020

Argo Triathlon


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*All regattas/races are billed separately from membership, billed prior to regatta.

Agreeing to the terms of membership means that all athletes have read and agreed to club policies.