Monthly Archives: January, 2015

"Recruiting 101" to be held February 8th

January 30th, 2015 Posted by Competitive Squads 0 thoughts on “"Recruiting 101" to be held February 8th”

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All AJRA Varsity and Novice rowers and parents are invited to attend a brief information session about college rowing and recruiting on Sunday, February 8th, from 2 – 4pm. This session will be held at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068.

After general introductory remarks, we will have a guest speaker from Sparks Consulting to address the different recruiting opportunities, process, and timelines. Coaches will also review athletic standards college coaches are looking for.

Before the meeting, and for general information, we recommend reviewing this USRowing article “Be Recruited”, published in their January 2015 Rowing magazine.

Don’t miss this informative event if you are interested in learning about collegiate rowing! Questions? Ask Coach Elliot at

Save the date!

January 16th, 2015 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “Save the date!”

This year’s end of season banquet will be held Saturday, May 23rd. All novice and varsity rowers and parents are invited to attend.

More information will be forthcoming as the season progresses, and we wanted you to have this information for planning purposes going forward.

Thank you for your support of AJRA!

Parent Meeting January 25th

January 16th, 2015 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “Parent Meeting January 25th”

Spring Season is right around the corner! Rowers and parents should plan to attend the Spring Season Kick-off  Meeting Sunday, January 25th at Roswell River Landing.  All rowers should be registered for the spring season prior to this information meeting.

Meetings will be held by squad: 

ALL Varsity at 1 pm

ALL Novice and Recreational Team at 2 pm

ALL Developmental Squad at 3:30 pm.

Please use the Registration link on the AJRA homepage for details, fees, and payment information.  Note that payments are handled online and will not be taken at the Spring Kick-off Information Meeting.

Spiritwear will not be sold at the meeting. Look for a spiritwear sale on February 28th! Payment methods will be cash and charge only, no checks.

We look forward to seeing you there.

New Beginnings in 2015 for AJRA

January 10th, 2015 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “New Beginnings in 2015 for AJRA”

AJRA is pleased to announce several new changes to the coaching staff for 2015: two promotions from within including Sarah Low and Skye Elliot, and also, the addition of two new coaches.

Novice Men’s Coach, Sarah Low, has been promoted to Program Manager. Additional responsibilities will include administering regattas and team communication, coordinating practices, and managing the boathouse.

Skye Elliot, Varsity Women’s coach, moves into the role of Head Coach while maintaining his role as Varsity Women’s Coach.

Filling the Varsity Men’s Coach vacant position is Robert Canavan. Coach Canavan comes to AJRA from Georgia Tech, where he was the Varsity Men’s Coach for 21 years.

A shift in Novice Women’s Coaching staff welcomes Jordan Smith from Emory University Rowing. Coach Laura Jakubowicz will shift into the Assistant Coach position.

More information will soon be on the Coaches’ Pages on this website.