April Monthly Bulletin

To date, the ARA has invited 24 athletes to the 2017 CSG Selection Camp to be held in Calgary, Alberta on June 2,3 and 4 2017.  Athletes who have not been invited as of yet, have until May 31, 2017 to hit the requisite 2K erg standard to garner an invite.  The standards in case anyone may have forgotten are as follows:

Heavy Men – 6:30
Light Men – 6:50

Heavy Women – 7:30
Light Women – 7:50

As we approach the on-water season, the ARA encourages all CSG prospective athletes to spend as much time in singles in pairs in the month of May.  The erg may get you an invite to the selection camp but final selection to the CSG Team is based on one’s performance in smaller boats.   Further details on the June selection camp will be distributed to eligible athletes come mid-May.

ARA Erg Champs
The ARA would like to thank the Central Alberta Rowing Club for all their efforts in hosting the 2017 ARA Erg Championships.   With over 180 registered athletes the ARA is confident that this years event was the largest in this writers time. It was only a few short years ago where ARA struggled to get 90+ athletes registered for the event.  The level of interest in our sport throughout Alberta is very encouraging and is a testament to the quality of volunteers, coaches and officials that are found all across this province.     Results from the event have been distributed to your coaches.  Should you wish to obtain a copy of the results please get in touch with them.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 event where we hope to see over 200 registrants.

RCA Speed Orders
Do you have aspirations this summer of representing Canada at the U23 or Senior World Championships?  If so you will be required to attend the 2017 RCA Speed Order Regatta in Burnaby, British-Columbia. Details around this event can be found by going to:

http://rowingcanada.org/sites/default/files/speed_orders_bulletin_2_-_en_0.pdf.  Do note that athletes attending this event are responsible for submitting their own entry form.

Athletes interested in getting information on selections to Canada’s Junior National Team are encouraged to contact albertarowing@gmail.com, who can provide you wish some of the details you need to know.

The ARA will once again be going to Invermere this year.  Unlike past years where the camp has largely served as a prep camp for CSG / WCSG athletes, this years camp will be focused on assisting athletes looking to compete at the RCA Speed Order Event.  However, while the event is focused on preparing athletes who wish to attend RCA Speed Orders it is open to all experienced rowers from around the province.  If there are athletes who wish to attend and who have not formally declared their intent by emailing albertarowing@gmail.com please do so ASAP.  Do note that athletes will be responsible for their own transportation to and accommodation in Invermere.

Upcoming Events

ARA Speed Order Preparation Camp Invermere B.C – April 21-23

RCA Speed Orders – May 12-14