Youth/Junior Program

The LGRC Youth Rowing Program is for all 11-18 years old teens in our area.

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Spring 2017

The start of our Spring Season is March 2nd @ 4:30pm at the Guntersville Recreation Center. Our Junior/Youth Rowing program sets an unparalleled standard for youth development. Our Competitive Travel Team is for rowing athletes, experienced or novice (new to rowing), who are dedicated to improving their rowing skills and competing at a high level. Within a strong team environment, rowers will challenge themselves physically and mentally. Rowers learn the art of rowing at the highest level while developing life-long leadership and team-building skills. We believe that rowing offers good health and fresh air, but at our sports highest expression, we build essential relationships between people from all walks of life that would not be possible without the shared discipline of shells, oars, and water. We presently serve athletes from City and County public, private and home schools.

Practice is five times per week, with additional optional practices throughout respective seasons, and will include several weekend Regattas each season. These seasons are broken down into Fall Head Racing, Winter Strength Training, Spring Sprint Racing and Summer Camps & Programs. All determinations for athletes to join the Competitive Squad are at the final discretion of the Director/Head Coach, based upon athlete age, physical maturity and emotional maturity.

Race Season Spring 2017:

  • March 20th-24th – Free Learn to Row Camp¬†
  • March 25/26th-Gainesville GA to the Olympic rowing course on Lake Lanier. ¬†
  • April 1st – Huntsville, AL – Dual Race with Baylor School.
  • April 29th-30th-Dogwood Junior Championships in Oak Ridge TN.
    • This will be the end of our season unless we qualify for the Regionals.

 

Spring 2014

The start of our Spring Season is February 15th @ 8am at the Gsv Rec Ctr. We will have the new four man shell to race in this year. The repairs went well and it is rigged and ready to RACE. Our first race on March 29/30th will take us to Gainesville GA to the Olympic rowing course on Lake Lanier. We will be there both Saturday and Sunday. Our next race will be on our home course on April 5th for the Lake Guntersville Sprints. Our next trip will be to the Dogwood Regatta in Oak Ridge TN on April 26. this will be the end of our season unless we qualify for the Regionals.

Bring your friends on Saturday the 15th!

Spring 2013

Spring 2013 Junior Team

We finished the spring season at the Dogwood Regatta in Oak Ridge TN. We learned a lot this year, improved our double’s times but are now looking forward to Fall and the Head of the Hooch!

February 9th – Start of our spring season – We will be traveling to Lake Lanier, Oak Ridge and Huntsville this year. Our own Guntersville Sprints are scheduled for April 6th

Spring 2012

February 25th – Junior Team tryouts! Come at 10:30am to the water side of the Guntersville Recreation Center to learn what rowing is all about!

February 2012 – We are back on the weights, and ergs! Our first race is less than 2 months away!

Fall – 2011

A larger team learning to make the boat faster and work together as a team. We raced at the Chattanooga Head Race, Hobbs Island Regatta and the Head of the Hooch!

Jr Men’s 4+ ready to launch

 

Spring – 2011

New members to the team and off to the races… John Hunter, Lanier Sprints and the first Lake Guntersville Race.

Great Place to watch the race!

I think this seaplane wants to race!

Rocket City pulling ahead!

Getting ready for the John Hunter Race

Jr Men’s Novice 4+ @ John Hunter

Jr Ladies Novice 4+ @ John Hunter

Fall – 2010

Our first race season…. After the learn to row we had a great start of a team. We competed at the Hobbs Island Race in Huntsville. We had a ladies 4+ and a single complete.

Jr Ladies Novice 4+

Bling! – Our first medals at the Hobbs Island