In addition to what is available through each local rowing organization, Rowing BC offers support to performance rowers through Performance Camps, the BC NextGen Performance Centre, and opportunities to represent Team BC at the BC Summer Games and National Rowing Championships. Find out more about each of these initiatives below.
The Rowing Canada NextGen program has asked each Provincial Rowing Association to create an individual process to identify and nominate additional athletes to the RCA Junior squad. Rowing BC has created a 2023 Junior Development Pathway for U19 athletes who are interested in being selected for the RCA Junior Team in the Summer 2023 and/or in being identified for other Rowing BC performance initiatives.
Read the 2023 Rowing BC Junior (U19) Development Pathway HERE.
For more information, contact Rowing BC’s Director of Performance, Terry Paul.
Rowing BC has created an annual series of Performance Camps aimed at athletes interested in moving from club-level competition to representing BC at National and International events. These invite-only camps are created for athletes who have been identified through Rowing BC’s selection criteria to be on the “Targeted Athlete List”.
These camps are intended to supplement what is available through the athlete’s existing daily training environment, and create an opportunity for top performers from a variety of home clubs to train alongside one another to challenge the level of competitiveness.
Camps are run by Rowing BC’s Director of Performance, Terry Paul, with additional support from nutrition and strength & conditioning experts where appropriate.
Coaches from the athlete’s home training environment are encouraged to be involved if interested. Mentorship opportunities are available.
Performance Camp dates for 2023 will be as follows:
- February 25th – Island
- March 13-16th – Mainland
- March 27-30th – Island
- May 5-7th – Fours Selection Camp at Burnaby Lake
More information and registration forms will be released in the New Year. In the meantime, pencil these dates onto your calendar if you want to be involved!
Questions about Performance Camps can be directed to [email protected].
*Rowing BC is also able to offer tailor-made development camps for local rowing organizations as requested. Contact [email protected] to find out more about creating a custom camp for your athletes, bringing in coaches and other experts (physio, strength & conditioning, nutrition, mental performance etc.) for your athletes in their home environment.
Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is partnering with Provincial Rowing Associations across Canada to deliver the NextGen portion of the Athlete Development Pathway to meet the needs of up and coming athletes 5-8 years from a potential Olympic or Paralympic podium.
The partnership between RCA and Rowing BC, which is initially slated through 2028, will take the form of the BC NextGen Performance Centre. With extended exposure to an enhanced training environment, NextGen Athletes increase their likelihood of Olympic and Paralympic success. The BC NextGen Performance Centre creates that environment and aims to prepare athletes for the National Training Centre.
Find out more about the BC NextGen Performance Centre from both the Athlete and Coach perspectives HERE.
The BC Summer Games is a four-day event that takes place every two years throughout the province of BC, and provides one of the few opportunities for junior athletes to experience a multi-sport games. Rowing has been a major component to the games since 2010. The rowing events provide athletes the opportunity to represent their zone and compete in multiple competitions that promote physical fitness, individual achievement, and team building. For the first time, the 2022 BC Summer Games allowed rowers to compete in either a U17 or U19 category, expanding the team size to a possible 12 athletes per Zone.
Find out more about the BC Summer Games from both the Athlete and Coach perspectives HERE.
The Canada Summer Games is an event that takes place every three years and provides an opportunity for U23 athletes to experience a multi-sport games. The rowing events provide athletes the opportunity to represent their province.
Find out more about the Canada Summer Games from both the Athlete and Coach perspectives HERE.
High performing athletes will be selected by Rowing BC for the National Rowing Championships each Fall. Selection criteria is sent directly to all eligible athletes. To ensure you are on the list for high performance athlete communications, contact Rowing BC Director of Performance, Terry Paul.