Junior Crew

Junior Crew

Overview & Philosophy

The Junior Crew program (8th-12th graders, boys and girls) is the Center’s largest and most active — registering approximately 150 athletes from middle and high schools throughout the region. The rowing program at Mt Baker teaches the basic fundamentals of rowing, boat handling, water safety and care of equipment. All classes are geared toward competitive rowing. Rowing produces a great sense of pride and accomplishment as athletes work to meet the physical and mental challenges of the sport. It teaches sportsmanship and team camaraderie. Past to present, Mt Baker Junior Crew teams have consistently earned both regional and national recognition.  Fees shown are for scheduled practices. Regattas and team travel are billed separately. Financial aid is available; contact the office for more information.

Novice Junior Crew

The novice rowing program is for any participant with no prior rowing experience.  Novices can start at the beginning of the summer, fall, or spring sessions.  Rowing rules state that participants remain novice until the end of May.

Experienced Junior Crew

Prior competitive rowing experience is required to be in the experienced program. If you are unsure of which program to register for please call the office. If you rowed in the spring as a novice you will automatically be experienced in the summer or fall.

June Junior Sculling

After the Spring Junior Crew season ends, stay on the water with this special sculling session. This June program is for any youth who are new to rowing or want to continue rowing, but in Mt. Baker’s small boat fleet of singles, doubles and quads. Find out what those small/tippy boats are are all about! Note: Spring novice rowers will be experienced rowers for this course.