Welcome to Club Elite!

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In an effort to encourage and support athletes that are training at an advanced level of performance, ROWONTARIO has recognized a Club Elite category of rowing. This is the second year for the ROWONTARIO Club Elite program. This year ROWONTARIO and local clubs will be sponsoring Camps in the Niagara, Central and Eastern Regions to increase the opportunity for athlete and coach participation.

Athletes that have achieved the minimum ergometer standards will be identified as Club Elite and are eligible to participate in Club Elite camps races. The goal of the Club Elite program is to provide high performance athletes and their coaches’ additional opportunities for training and racing and increase the level of rowing in Ontario. High performance athletes require top level equipment and coaching as well as a challenging regatta schedule and ROWONTARIO recommends additional training in small boats (singles and pairs).


Athlete Eligibility

To be identified as Club Elite, athletes must submit a 2k RADAR score to the Rowing Canada database at https://rca-athlete-tracker.sportingdna.com/users/login and achieve the Club Elite Standard (see table) for their class.


Club Elite Erg Standards Table

Club Elite Standards
Senior 6:14.0 6:38.0 7:13.0 7:34.0
U23 6:18.0 6:42.0 7:18.0 7:39.0
U21 6:22.0 6:47.0 7:23.0 7:44.0
U19 6:27.0 6:51.0 7:28.0 7:49.0


Athlete and Coach Camp Invitations

ROWONTARIO Director of High Performance and Coaching Development, Mike Purcer, will provide a list of athletes that have achieved the Club Elite standard to head/lead coaches at the athlete’s club(s). The list will be sent out four weeks prior to the camp. Athletes will not be contacted directly and only coaches will be notified with an invitation for the identified Club Elite athlete(s) and their coach to attend the Camp. It is preferred that the coaches respond to Mike Purcer and confirm athlete and coach attendance at the camps. Coaches are encouraged to participate with their athletes.


The 2016 Club Elite Camp Schedule:

  • April 23, 2016 – South Niagara Rowing Club
  • May 28, 2016 – Peterborough RC
  • June 18, 2016 – Ottawa RC


The 2016 Regatta Schedule:

  • ROWONTARIO Championships Special Events, July 23-24, 2016

Canada Games Eligible (born 1997 and after) M1x, W1x, M2-, W2-

  • RCA National Rowing Championships, September 22-24, 2016
  • Canada Cup Regatta, September 25, 2016



Rowing at the Club Elite Camps will be in singles and pairs only and athletes are required to provide their own boats. Coach boats required for the camps will be provided by the host club.


Club Elite Camp Day Schedule

Time Description
8:30-8:45am Athlete/ Coach Meeting – Welcome, Schedule
9:00-9:45am Warm-up
9:45-10:30am Time Trials – video
10:30-11:00am Break
11:00-12:00 Skill development session / Video
12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00-2:00pm Classroom Presentation
2:30-3:15pm Warm-up
3:15-3:45pm Head-to-head Racing
4:00-4:30pm Wrap-up meeting



Questions on the ROWONTARIO Club Elite program should be directed to Mike Purcer at mike@rowontario.ca.