Competitive Youth - Summer

Selected athletes will train through the summer, improving their rowing skills and fitness.

2022 Program Description

This year’s Comp Youth Summer program is designed for selected competitive CRI athletes to spend the Summer improving their rowing skills and fitness, culminating with a racing opportunity at Canadian Henley. In years past, the Competitive Youth Summer program has been open to applicants from any junior team with a focus on race preparation for two major regattas. This year, the racing program will accept primarily CRI athletes. This provides an opportunity for our year-round athletes to focus on skill acquisition, aerobic fitness, flexibility and core strength. The teams will train in a variety of boat classes. More information about the individual squads is available on the Boys Information and Girls Information pages.

Non-CRI athletes may apply with an understanding that admission will be granted only after all selected CRI athletes have confirmed their participation. Non-CRI athletes may also apply to the Junior Development program, as commensurate with their experience and goals.


2022 Program Schedule

Athletes will practice at CRI for 6 weeks, before traveling to Canadian Henley to compete in the first week of August. U19 and U17 athletes will practice on the same schedule, and may practice in mixed-age crews, depending on development, fitness, and skill level.

Coaches may also prescribe additional workouts to be completed by athletes outside of practice, away from the boathouse. 

In order to ensure the best experience for all, coaches will place athletes into different sessions based on previously observed skill and abilities, and using as much information as is available to make this determination. If the coaches later see that the experience could be improved for an athlete by moving them into a different group, they may ask the athlete to transfer to a group that is a better fit for their current skill and abilities.

Program runs June 20-July 29
Team departs for St Catharine's, ON on Aug 1, returns Aug 8

U19 $2600, plus racing costs for Canadian Henley* 

  • M-Sa 8-10:30am 
  • M, T, Th, F 1:30-4

* Racing costs for Canadian Henley are estimated at $1000-1200. They will be set before the end of the spring season. 


  • Closed 

Financial Aid Information

  • Financial assistance is supported by gifts to the CRI annual fund
  • Awards in aid will be completed at the time when the rower has been accepted, confirmed and is then sent a registration email by CRI.  
  • Requests for financial assistance are not a determining factor for any athlete’s registration by CRI.   


Key CRI Staff Supporting the CYS Program

CRI teams are supported additionally by members of the admin staff. The staff members below can help with the listed areas of question: for all other questions, please reach out to the head coach of your program.

Tara Coleran - Controller (Accounts)

Dues / payments

Nonna Giunta - Director of Programming

Registration questions and process

Coaching Staff

Athlete Code of Conduct