The rowing competition at the 2018 BC Summer Games includes events for male and female athletes under 17 years of age as of December 31, 2018. The competition is intended to provide a first multi-sport Games experience for developing athletes. Rowers compete in a variety of race and skills events, held over 3 days. Athletes have an opportunity to row in the following boat classes: women’s single, men’s single, women’s doubles, men’s doubles, and mixed quads (two male and two female rowers). The BC Summer Games is a wonderful opportunity for athletes to develop their skills as racing will be held over 500m, 1000m and 1500m in the different events.
Notable BC Games rowing alumni include 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Kyle Hamilton (Richmond) and Olympian Heather Mandoli (Kelowna). 9 of the 30 athletes representing Team BC at the 2017 Canada Summer Games for rowing had previously participated in the BC Summer Games.
Why row at the BC Summer Games?
- first exposure for U17 train to train athletes of a multi-sport games
- opportunity to experience team travel
- networking with athletes and coaches from across the province
- team building
- mimics preparation for major events like Junior Worlds, CanAmMex, U23, World Champs etc.
- race experience in three formats – skills event, time trial, and head to head racing
- opportunity to experience a selection event
- pre-games training tailored specifically to BC Summer Games event preparation
- receive external credit sports program credit
- improvement of rowing skills for the execution of the skills event
- multiple race experiences each day (time trials, heats, semi-finals and finals)
- access to athlete resources on the topics of psychological preparation, goal setting, nutrition for travel, warming up, recovery nutrition, travel tips, combating flu and cold, and concussion toolkits for athletes
- chance to be noticed by Rowing BC Provincial Coach
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If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Rowing BC Programs and Communications Coordinator, Sonja Lonne.