Annapolis Junior Rowing Association (AJR) Spring Season is open to all male and female athletes in 9th through 12th grade. We will consider 8th grade athletes capable of training with their older teammates. No prior experience in the sport of rowing is required. Those new to the sport are usually classified as “novice” until one year after their first formal regatta.
What: AJR’s focus is sweep rowing, primarily in 8+s, although we also train and race in 4+s. Spring practices will consist primarily of workouts on the water. Athletes will build strength and endurance while learning technique and teamwork.
When: Our spring season starts Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Regular practice times are Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:45 PM and some Sunday afternoons when we are not racing. Regattas are always held on weekends.
Location: Practices will be held at Camp Woodlands, our exclusive rowing venue, located at 2744 Riva Road, Annapolis Maryland.
All participants will also be required to have a US Rowing Championship membership in order to compete. You can sign up or renew your membership here. AJR’s club code is: YBKSS
All new rowers will need to pass a swim test administered by a certified lifeguard before they will be allowed on the water.
Cost: $1110 (by check + processing fees if you use a Credit Card)
Spring Season Start Dinners Monday, March 9, 2020:
For Novice & Brand New Families: 6:30pm Orientation Meeting: Yellowfin, 2840 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD. PLEASE RSVP HERE.
For Returning JV/Varsity Rowers: Anytime from 5pm-9pm Season Kick Off Fundraising Dinner: Nando Peri Peri, 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD. Let them know you’re with AJR. Invite your family and friends.
Potential Spring 2020 Regattas
(Regatta selections and dates could change. Any modifications will be posted here. Full team will go to Regatta unless otherwise noted.)
April 4 Steve Neczypor Regatta (JV + Varsity), Camden, NJ
April 18 Anacostia River Sprints (Novice Regatta), Bladensburg, MD
April 18-19 Mercer Lake Championships (JV & Varsity), West Windsor, NJ
April 26 Cooper Cup, Camden, NJ
May 2 AJR Gala/Year-End Banquet, Renditions Golf Course, Davidsonville, MD
May 9-10 US Rowing Mid-Atlantic Championship, West Windsor, NJ
June 11-14 US Rowing Youth National Championship (Qualifying Boats), Sarasota-Branden
For more information or if you have questions please email AnnapolisJuniorRowing1@gmail.com.