Austin Rowing Club’s Junior Team was founded in 1989, making it the longest running youth rowing program in Austin. Over the last 30 years, Austin Rowing Club’s competitive junior team has performed at the national level, attended races across the country, sent rowers on to top college programs, and sparked lifelong love of the sport. ARC’s junior recreational team, provides the same quality coaching as the competitive program for rowers that do not want to make the commitment required to compete with the varsity team. Austin Rowing Club hosts three official USRowing regattas a year. The Head of the Colorado (aka Pumpkinhead), The Heart of Texas, and the Texas Rowing Championships.
As we look towards our next 30 years, we are dedicated to continuing our growth as a program and bringing diverse members of the community from all over city together to train, race, and experience the beautiful Austin from Lady Bird Lake.
Novice Crew (Competitive)
The Novice Team is open to all 8th-12th grade students who are in their first year of competition. There is no experience necessary! The program is designed to teach you everything from the basics of rowing and erging to race strategy. After a year of racing with the Novice team, rowers are eligible to move up and join Varsity. Spring regattas include the ARC hosted Heart of Texas and Texas Rowing Championships as well as OKC invitational and Regionals. The 2019 Spring cost is all inclusive and includes uniforms, travel to regattas, food, coaching, equipment, and administration. We also work with AISD, Leander, and Travis Heights as an official PE provider.
Varsity Crew (Competitive)
The Varsity Team is open to all 8th – 12th graders who have competed a calendar year in USRowing regattas. The program is designed to finesse technical skills and support and challenge athletes as they strive to compete at their potential. Spring Regattas include the ARC hosted Heart of Texas and Texas Rowing Championships as well as OKC invitational, Regionals, and Youth Nationals for those who qualify.
The Recreational Program is open to 6th – 12th graders who want to be part of team and spend time on the beautiful Lady Bird Lake. No prior experience is necessary, this course is designed to get participants excited and confident about rowing and themselves!