The Junior Competitive Rowing Program is geared for youth age 14-18 that have met the skill assessment requirements and who are committed to training at a competitive level. Youth are required to attend all practice sessions and are accountable to their teammates in training. 

The Development Rowing Program is geared for youth wishing to increase their rowing skills and build the strength and endurance necessary for the Junior Competitive Program. This program will give participants grounding in both sculling and sweeping, and develop boat competency necessary to start competing. Entry points to this program are in June and September, after completing Learn to Row. 

Our program values the individual, believes in being part of a team, and supports our athletes regardless of ability and experience, from the athlete stepping into a boat for the first time to the athlete striving for a National Championship.

We are currently accepting new juniors for Fall 2018.


LTR or 1+ Year(s) Competitive


Ability to Swim | Moderate to Excellent Physical Fitness | Commitment to Most Practices and Regattas


14-18 | Fee includes RCA registration and Local Regatta Fees; not  including RCHR, Head of the Welland, and Head of the Trent


Athletes are required to pull 2k and 6k erg tests at the Coach's discretion throughout the season. These scores provide the coaching staff with performance benchmarks, and do not dictate final crew selection.


All athletes are required to race in the current Hanlan unisuit: ordering details.


  • Attends all practices and regattas, except with advanced notice.
  • Brings proper training attire to each practice and running gear in case of poor weather.
  • Puts forth his/her best effort in practice and contests.
  • Treats coaches, officials, teammates, and opponents with respect.
  • Conducts himself/herself in a manner that brings credit to Hanlan.
  • Understands unacceptable conduct may result in forfeiting privilege to participate.
  • Accepts training rules, team behavioral standard, safety policy, and responsibilities for equipment.


  • Must be in Hanlan uniform while competing.
  • Gets enough sleep, eats well, contributes to the team, and has a positive attitude.


  • Expresses concerns directly to the coach
  • Notifies coach of any schedule conflicts in advance
  • Supports son/daughter in all related activities
  • Good sportsmanship
  • Help with chaperoning/car-pooling to regattas



Monday 4:30pm-6:15pm      
Wednesday 4:30pm - 6:15pm
Friday 4:30pm - 6:15pm  
Sunday   6am - 8am   


Monday 7am - 8:45am

Tuesday 7am - 8:45am

Wednesday 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Thursday 7am - 8:45am

Friday 7am - 8:45am

Sunday 6am - 8am


Monday 4:30pm - 6:15pm

Wednesday 4:30pm - 6:15pm

Friday 4:30pm - 6:15pm

Sunday 7am - 9am


Saturday July 1: Canada Day Regatta | entries due June 13

Saturday July 7: CORA London | entries dues June 25

Saturday July 14: CORA | entries due July 2

July 28-29: ROWONTARIO Champs | entries due July 14

August 7-12: Royal Canadian Henley Regatta | entries due July 16 | payment due July 20

Saturday September 22: Head of the Welland | entries due September 10 | payment due September 12

Saturday October 6*: Head of the Trent (*tentative date) | entries due September 3 | payment due September 5

October 20-21: Head of the Charles Regatta | entries due July 26 (singles, August 24 (crew) | payment due July 29 (singles), August 27 (crew)


Caro Kronlachner, Junior Head Coach

Over the last three years Caro has enthusiastically supported the head coaches of Hanlan's Senior and Junior Competitive programs on and off the water. She also brings six years of experience coaching Learn To Row crews and four seasons of assistant coaching and recruiting University of Toronto novice crews to her new role. Caro's love of rowing began as a University of Toronto varsity athlete, and in 2015 she pulled together a competitive U of T women's alumni eight to race at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. 

Email: caro.kronlachner@gmail.com for any inquiries.