Junior High Performance

June 22 to August 10, 2020. Selected athletes will train through the summer and compete at the Canadian Henley Regatta.


Program Description

This year’s Junior High Performance Program is designed for selected competitive CRI athletes to spend the Summer improving their rowing skills and fitness. 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 High Performance program will accept primarily CRI athletes, and will attend the Canadian Henley Regatta at the end of the Summer. This provides an opportunity for our year-round athletes to step away from race preparation and focus on skill acquisition, aerobic fitness, flexibility and core strength. Depending on the squad, there may be a greater emphasis on small boats with the aim of developing boat feel in a more intimate, practice-oriented environment. 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 Racing or Junior Development programs, as commensurate with their experience and goals.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the deadline of May 1st. Since applications are processed on a rolling basis, accepted athletes will have 2 weeks from their acceptance date to register and pay for the program. Until June 1, withdrawls from the program are subject to CRI's refund policy. After June 1, program fees are non-refundable.

Athletes will travel together as a team to Canadian Henley (St. Catharines, ON) August 3-10. Athletes can expect departure times on the 3rd to be in the AM, arrival times on the 10th are subject to change but will likely be in the evening.


U19 Boys Application

U19 Girls Application

U17 Boys Application

U17 Girls Application

Key Dates

  • Friday, May 1: Last day to submit applications
  • Friday, May 15: Last registration day for accepted athletes
  • Monday, June 1: Fees are non-refundable after this date.
  • Monday, June 22: First Day of Practice
  • Monday, August 3: Team departs for Canadian Henley
  • Monday, August 10: Team returns from Canadian Henley in the morning (generally before 12pm). Athletes are expected to be picked up at CRI

Practice Schedule

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

Wednesday, Saturday: 8:30-11am

Cost for Junior High Performance

Program costs include coaching, travel, apparel, and facility costs. For meals during race week, group breakfast, snacks, and dinner will be provided, and coaches will drive athletes to grocery stores and local eateries for lunches. Athletes will be responsible for bringing their own lunch money. This structure allows us the flexibility to get everyone the food that they need, when they need it during the day.

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: $5,600

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.   


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 2020 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

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.