Junior Rowing at LVRC

Junior Session Saturday 29th July

There will be no junior session on this date as all our junior crews (and boats) will be competing in the Warrington Regatta.

 

Junior Update Saturday 22nd July

For the first time, there were no quads out for the beginner session today.  Instead, most were in doubles with a few in virus boats and, with an empty dock and perfect conditions, all were able to enjoy a good row.

At the end of the session, two were given the opportunity to try rowing in a single. We are happy to report that the youngest member of this group, while being shadowed by the safety launch, did a circuit in a single and by the time he returned to the landing stage, he was looking pretty good - well done!!

A second member of our beginner group, having left the landing stage looking confident and competent in a single for the first time, didn't quite manage to turn and ended up taking an unexpected dip in the water. Happily, she too was being shadowed by the safety launch and within a few minutes was under a hot shower in the boathouse having become an honorary member of the 'I capsized in the West Float' club!

There's no session on Saturday 29th as most of our intermediate group and practically all of our junior boats will be competing in the Warrington Regatta.

One final note in this update is recognition of the contribution from our older juniors with the beginner sessions. Their two-hour training session finishes at 10.30 and they voluntarily stay on for the next two hours to help with our new rowers. The success of these sessions is enhanced to a terrific degree due to their wonderful help and contribution. Thank you and it doesn't go unnoticed!

Junior Update

Our Junior section is growing with 18 in the 'Newbie' and 'Beginner' groups. These are young rowers who have been attending the Saturday morning £4 session for a few weeks. 

Once they are confident enough to row in a double, they move form 'Newbies' into the 'Beginners' group.

Once you are confident and competent in a single, then you can graduate to the Intermediate group, become a member of our club and attend full training sessions on Saturday, Wednesday and Friday. You can also start competing in crews for regional and national competitions.

Our Intermediate group are training hard and looking forward to a summer of competing and, hopefully, bringing home some medals.

Interested in coming along? 

If you want to try out rowing please contact us at juniorcoordinator@lvrc.co.uk.

All welcome.

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Saturdays

Competitive                   08:00 - 10:30
Beginners (£4)               10
:30 - 12:30

Wednesdays

Competitive 16:30 - 19:00

Reminders:

  • You must bring SPARE KIT to training sessions or you will not be allowed on the water (club rules).  In cold weather a hat must be worn. HOODIES MUST NEVER BEEN WORN WHEN YOU ARE OUT ON THE WATER
  • Coxes must be suitably dressed for weather conditions too!
  • Please remember to sign in and out of training sessions
  • If anybody wants to try rowing please get in touch using the contact email below. We are an ever growing and successful group of athletes and welcome new juniors at any time

Contact details

email: juniorcoordinator@lvrc.co.uk

Junior Report to the LVRC Committee Monday 10th July

It's been a relatively quiet month for the Junior Squad. There was some excellent racing at Ironbridge, with a few wins too. We have a number of juniors going to the British Rowing Junior Championships next weekend. 
going to the Junior Champs next weekend
We are all keeping our fingers crossed that the advert for the new coach will be successful. There is going to be a period of time after Sue leaves when the squad will be without formal coaching. Any and all support from the experienced rowers across the club will be particularly appreciated during this.
Lastly - Sue leaves us on the 19th July. We would like to register our thanks for her efforts over the last months. She stepped in at a difficult time, and has been a huge help. She will be missed by the juniors, their parents, and us!


Junior Session Duty Rota

We have 13 members of our adult squad and 11 junior parents who give up their time to help with the junior training sessions, but we often still struggle to have enough cover. We are particularly asking parents of our junior members to give their time occasionally in order that we can continue running these sessions. Unfortunately, if we are unable to secure sufficient cover, we will have no alternative other than to start cancelling sessions.