Rowing Programs

Rowing programs offered by Tempe Junior Crew fulfill the club’s mission to promote and foster amateur rowing in young adults. TJC offers a great experience for both beginner and initiated youth rowers. All rowing programs are conducted on Tempe Town Lake at our boathouse located on the SW corner of Curry and Mill Ave. (Marquee Theater parking lot).

Fall and Spring Season Membership Rowing Programs

Competitive Team – This program has novice (first-year rowers), varsity and pre-elite components. It comprises both girls and boys squads. The rower must be a high school student or be invited by the coach. Participants train 5 – 6 days/week, 4-6:30 pm. The team competes in local, regional, national and international regattas. Membership fees for competitive are $900 per season.

Development Team – This program is typically for rowers in Junior High School. Membership is open to beginners and experienced rowers who are looking for a more flexible schedule or who are not ready to commit to the rigor of daily practices. The development group focuses on fundamental rowing skills without the pressures associated with a competitive program. Rowers with the development team may move up to the competitive team at anytime they choose. This co-ed program practices 3 days/week, 4-6:30 pm. The development team does not travel to regattas unless invited by coach. Membership fees for development are $650 per season. Members must have completed an Intro to Row course.

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NOTE: Regatta fees (includes transport, room, board, entry fees) are not included in regular season fees.

Intro to Row

TJC’s INTRO TO ROW is a great way for the beginning rower to get introduced to a great sport where they can learn to row for recreation, competition, or fitness. This weekend program focuses on all of the basic fundamentals of the sport including water safety, boat handling skills, and proper rowing technique.

Our two-day Intro to Row sessions are limited to 12 rowers. Participants must be at least 13 years old. Once completed, if a participant decides they like the sport and want to continue, they can sign up for summer camps and/or become eligible to begin rowing with the TJC team in the Fall or Spring seasons. Intro to Row sessions are always offered in the month of May, but additional sessions are added based on demand.

NOTE: TJC requires prior rowing experience or the completion of an Intro to Row class, as well as a float test to demonstrate swimming proficiency, prior to joining the team.

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Summer Rowing Camps and Programs

Developmental Camps
TJC’s developmental camps are a great experience for both Beginner (Novice) and Advanced (Varsity) rowers.

Beginner rowers – Participants will focus on rowing fundamentals and will learn sculling techniques to gain familiarity with rowing and lay the groundwork for continued rowing with TJC in the fall if desired. Rowers will be assigned to either singles, doubles or quads. The goal is to improve rowing skill level through individualized instruction, analysis, and breakdown of stroke mechanics.

Advanced rowers – Participants will focus on sculling technique including video recording and evaluation by coaches. Rowers will be assigned to either singles, doubles or quads. The goal is to improve rowing skill level through individualized instruction, analysis, and breakdown of stroke mechanics.

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