Junior – 14 to 18 (High school age)


14-18 year olds (high school age)

The junior program is currently at capacity. Please reach out to coach@argonautrowingclub.com to learn about future opportunities.

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Junior Development

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. Development athletes will also test their skills at select local regattas. Athletes may move from the development program to the competitive program at any time; however, there are several times throughout the year where this transition is easier and more natural.

Typical Training Schedule:

Designed for athletes of all ability and skill levels, this program will teach the fundamentals of rowing and physical fitness in a safe, fun environment.

Junior Development
Season: Summer Fall Winter Spring
Duration: June 25- August 12 September-October November-March April-June
Training Schedule  Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Approx. regatta fees: TBA** $20.00 $50.00 $200.00

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

Contact our Development Coach, Killian O’Shea at u23coach@argonautrowingclub.com for more information.

U 19 Athlete Code of Conduct

Junior Performance

The program will prepare athletes for the Royal Canadian Henley, Junior National Team trials and for College/University training and recruitment. Athletes can expect 6 – 10 training sessions per week (depending on the season) and are fully supervised by an NCCP certified coach. Athletes can expect to spend most of their training time in small boats (1x, 2x, 2-), and will undergo selection for all premier events (listed below).

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 $1,700.00.

Typical Training Schedule:

This program is aimed at junior rowers who have rowed in the development squad and are aiming for peak performance at select national and international regattas.

Junior Competitive
Season: Summer Fall Winter Spring
Duration June 25-August 12 September-October November-March April-June
Training Schedule  Monday to Friday: 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Approx. regatta fees TBA** $50.00 $200.00 $1000.00

*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, please see the information below or contact the Head Junior Coach, Connor Elsdon coach@argonautrowingclub.com. For financial assistance opportunities click here.

U 19 Athlete Code of Conduct

List of 2021 Events

The event schedule for 2021 is currently unknown. See below the list of events from 2020 to give you an idea of what a typical competition schedule would look like.

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

February 9, 2020

Canadian Indoor Rowing Championship


March 12 – 21, 2020

Spring Training Camp

Tampa, Florida

May 10, 2020

Mother’s Day Regatta

St. Catharines, ON

May 16, 17, 2020

South Niagara Invite Regatta

South Niagara

May 30, 31, 2020

WOSSRA Championships

St. Catharines, ON

June 5 – 7, 2020

CSSRA Championships

St. Catharines, ON

July 1, 2020

Canada Day Regatta

Toronto, ON

July 4,5, 2020


St. Catharines, ON

July 11, 12, 2020

CORA Championships

Welland, ON

July 18, 19, 2020

SCRC Invitational

St. Catharines, ON

July 25, 26, 2020

Row Ontario Championships

London, ON

August 2-9, 2020

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

St. Catharines, ON

September 12, 2020

Muskoka Classic

Gravenhurst, ON

September 26, 2020

Head of the Welland

South Niagara Rowing Club

October 3, 4, 2020

Head of the Trent

Peterborough, ON

October 19, 20, 2020

Head of the Charles

Boston, MA

October 26, 27, 2020

Head of the Schuylkill

Philadelphia, PA

December 19, 2020

Argo Triathlon


For financial assistance opportunities click here.

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

**The Fall season includes several away regattas that athletes may or may not participate in, so the price can vary year to year.

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