Phase 3: Henley Performance Squad

July 15 to August 13, 2019. Selected athletes will train and compete at Canadian Henley Regatta.

Rowers who wish to train for and compete at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta for CRI are encouraged to indicate their interest in this program on the Summer Nationals application.  

The program runs from July 15 to August 13. High performance athletes will be selected for this team based off of Nationals Development Team applications and subsequent performance in the program. There may be a few additions of competitive rowers from outside of the Nationals Development Team.

Program Description

  • Highly competitive environment that brings athletes from around the US together to train as a team for the USRowing Club National Championships.

  • The fundamental belief at CRI is that championship-level results are achieved through a championship-level process.

  • Participants are pushed not only to develop skill and fitness, but overall athletic maturity.

Athletes will travel together as a team to Canadian Henley (St. Catharines, ON) August 5-12. Athletes can expect departure times on the 6th to be in the AM, arrival times on the 13th are subject to change but will likely be in the evening.

Key Dates

  • Monday, July 15: Move-in Day

  • Tuesday, July 16: First Day of Practice

  • Monday, August 5: Team departs for Canadian Henley

  • Monday, August 12: Team returns from Canadian Henley in the morning (generally before 12pm)
    • Local Athletes are expected to be picked up at CRI
    • Athletes in camp housing should plan flight/transportation departures for Tuesday August 13.  Generally, homestays with teammates are arranged by the athletes and coaches for the overnight after return from Canada.

Practice Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30-11am / 2-4:30pm

Wednesday, Saturday: 8:30-11am

Cost for Henley Performance Squad

Program costs include coaching, travel, apparel, and facility costs. Note that financial assistance is available to any family requesting it. Financial assistance is processed at the time when the applicant is accepted and registers for the program.

Cost: $2,300

Housing is offered separately for this program.

Financial Aid Information

  • Financial assistance is supported by gifts to the CRI annual fund and are available on a limited basis
  • 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.   

Important Performance Thresholds

  • U19 Women: 7:50 and under
  • U17 Women: 8:20 and under
  • U19 Men: 6:50 and under
  • U17 Men: 7:10 and under

If you are close to these thresholds or have experienced extenuating circumstances, please feel free to reach the primary coach of the respective program to which you are applying. The program is not available for U23 athletes (anyone turning 19 in the 2018 calendar year is ineligible for U19 competition). FOR U23 INFORMATION, please reach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Each rower will receive a CRI racing tank, long sleeve shirt, and a team racing hat. Rowers will need to acquire a comfortable black pair of spandex as part of their racing uniform.

Key CRI Staff Supporting the 2018 CYS Program

Throughout the year we are fortunate to a few people, Beatrice Sims, Tara Coleran, and Nonna Giunta, who do an excellent job helping to manage our team logistics. Below, you’ll find a list of areas they can help you in if questions should arise. Please do your best to speak to the correct person for each area.Tr

Melinda Neale - Youth Travel Coordinator  

Please contact Melinda for questions about the following…

  • Bus travel/travel for overnight regattas
  • Hotel for overnight regattas
  • Group catered meals on overnight regattas 
  • Allergy/special diet concerns

Tara Coleran - Controller (Accounts)

Dues / payments

Nonna Giunta - Director of Programming

Registration questions and process


Coaching Staff

Athlete Code of Conduct

Summer Program Health Form:

Athletes registered for the Summer Competitive programs need to fill out the CRI Summer Program Health Form, which is kept confidential and used by our health services staff (or emergency medical personnel) in case of emergency. You can scan and email the form to Nonna Giunta, or bring it to her in the admin office at CRI on the first day.


Application and Registration 

For Application and Registration Information for Canadian Henley, contact the Priority Coach for your age group