The White Rock Junior Rowing Program has been molding 6th through 12th grade athletes in to successful young people for the better part of a decade. The program is separated in to middle and high school teams with the main programs running in the fall and spring. With the addition of summer camps, boys and girls that find an interest in rowing have the option of rowing all year round on beautiful White Rock Lake!
The junior program has had many top state, regional, and national finishes (including a National Championship in 2014) but, more importantly, has helped young people find an activity that challenges and excites them. The team building involved in any of the rowing programs at White Rock will help young people develop socially. The act of rowing – at different parts of the same motion, artistic and fierce – provides both a physical and mental challenge as rowers will try to figure out how to race a 30 to 60-foot rowing shell that is a foot and a half wide all while sitting backward.
Want to join the team, please contact head coach Ed Golding. email@example.com
For high school aged athletes (grades 9-12), White Rock offers fall and spring teams for rowing. While the main competitive season is the spring, both seasons will involve racing against other teams from across the country. Both seasons will have racing in state and region (TX and OK) and will occasionally involve racing a bit further away (TN, CA, and FL to name a few) including at National Championships (Sarasota, FL this year). White Rock draws from high schools across the Dallas metroplex.
All rowers in their 2nd year of rowing and beyond will be on the Varsity High School Team. The Varsity team will compete against other varsity teams and will be eligible to qualify for the National Championship Regatta. There is also a separate Novice High School team that will include those that are in their first year of rowing and racing (regardless of what grade they are in). Novices will race against other 1st year rowers at many of the same regattas. It is possible for an athlete in their first year of rowing to be both a novice and varsity team member.
White Rock Rowing offers a fall season, a winter training season, and a spring season. Much like cross country and track, the types of races change with each season. The fall season offers a time trial format with long winding races down rivers and lakes at a slower cadence, while the spring season offers shorter sprint racing in numbered lanes. During winter, the rowers train on the indoor rowing machines, or "ergs."
Practice times are Monday through Friday, 4:45pm-6:30pm, and Saturdays. Both the Varsity and Novice programs meet Monday through Saturday.
JOIN THE JUNIORS
If you're interested in White Rock Rowing, the first step is visiting the Sam S. Leake Boathouse, meeting the coaches and watching a practice. See what rowing and the White Rock Rowing Juniors are all about!
White Rock Rowing recruits new members at the beginning of each season in August/September and January. Plus we have Summer Camps that teach youth how to row. Whenever you start, we teach you everything you need to know. Interested in learning more? White Rock Rowing practices Mon-Fri, 4:45-6:30 p. and Sat, 7-9am. You're welcome to stop by anytime, but we encourage you to contact the coach prior to the visit for the best experience. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org