Do you love pushing your physical limits?
Do you thrive on being outdoors and working with a team?
Do you want to be a part of one of the best university teams in Canada?
Are you tall, strong and fit or think you have the potential to be a varsity level rower at UBC?
If you are not tall and strong but are fit and gutsy, you also could have potential to be a varsity level lightweight rower at UBC.
Our team of recruiters will be circling the UBC campus seeking out potential athletes during the first week of school. Potential athletes will be asked to come to our informational meeting where we will give more details about the UBC Development Rowing Program and obtain a list of athletes who want to try out for the program.
Rowing is a “late-entry sport”, meaning that a good majority of university-level rowers at UBC (and world-class rowers alike) start after high school. Rowing is defined as a power-endurance sport that requires leg power and aerobic endurance and long limbs is a huge advantage. A typical rowing race lasts between five to eight minutes and borders on the aerobic/anaerobic threshold but the majority of our training is a mix of on land and off land aerobic work and in the weight room. Cross-over from other sports such as cycling, running, nordic skiing, and speed skating are great for the aerobic and power endurance aspect of the sport. Athletes who do well in sports that require height like basketball, volleyball and swimming also tend to excel in the sport of rowing.
The informational meeting time and date is Tuesday, September 9 at 6 p.m. in Hebb Theatre.
Try-outs will be the following two days: Wednesday, September 10 or Thursday, September 11 at 6:30-8 p.m. on campus in our Ergometer Room at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
Students who have any questions or who are interested but cannot make the September 9 meeting are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.