Welcome to Club Elite!


The ROWONTARIO Club Elite Program was initiated in 2015 to provide club athletes and their coaches at the high performance level, the opportunity to train and learn with their peers from other clubs. Club Elite athletes are identified when they achieve a minimum standard on their 2k RADAR submission. One month prior to each Club Elite Camp, RADAR scores are evaluated and an updated Club Elite Athlete List is developed. An email is sent to the Head Coach of each club identifying athletes that have achieved Club Elite status. Athletes are not invited directly but the Club’s Head Coach is able to invite their coaches and identified athletes to participate in the upcoming Club Elite Camp. Mike Purcer, Director of High Performance and Coach Development, who coordinates the Club Elite Program, emails a Club Elite Camp Schedule to invited athletes and coaches and works with the host club to manage the camp.

Club Elite Overview

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



74kg max




61kg max.

Senior 6:14.2 6:37.8 7:13.3 7:33.8
U23 6:18.3 6:42.2 7:18.0 7:38.7
U21 6:22.4 6:46.6 7:22.9 7:43.7
U19 6:26.7 6:51.1 7:27.8 7:48.9
U17 6:31.0 6:55.7 7:32.8 7:54.2


Athlete and Coach Camp Invitations

ROWONTARIO 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 ROWONTARIO and confirm athlete and coach attendance at the camps. Coaches are encouraged to attend and participate with their athletes.

Coaches attending the Camp should be NCCP Certified.


The 2017 Club Elite Camp Schedule:

  • April 29, 2017 – South Niagara Rowing Club
  • May 27, 2017 – Kingston RC
  • June 25, 2017 – Guelph RC


The 2017 Regatta Schedule:

  • ROWONTARIO Club Elite Speed Order Regatta, May 13, 2017
  • ROWONTARIO Championships Club Elite Events, July 29-30, 2017



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 rowontarioadmin@rowontario.ca.


Club Elite Athletes List click HERE.


(as of June 12, 2017)

No. of Club Elite Athletes
St. Catharines Rowing Club 16
South Niagara Rowing Club 13
University Of Western Ontario 11
Don Rowing Club 9
Ottawa Rowing Club 9
Leander Boat Club 8
Peterborough Rowing Club 7
Ridley College 7
Brock University Rowing Club 5
Argonaut Rowing Club 4
Guelph Rowing Club 3
Hanlan Boat Club 3
Kingston Rowing Club 3
Queens University R.C. 3
University of Toronto R.C. 3
Cambridge Rowing Club 2
Durham Rowing Club 2
London Rowing Club 2
Middlesex-Western R.C. 2
Ridley Graduate Boat Club 2
Barrie Rowing Club 1
Branksome Hall Rowing 1
Brockville Rowing Club 1
Havergal Rowing Club 1
Island Lake Rowing Club 1
Sudbury Rowing Club 1