Monthly Archives: June, 2015

AJRA Coxswain Selected for Junior National Team Development Camp

June 22nd, 2015 Posted by Club News, Competitive Squads 0 thoughts on “AJRA Coxswain Selected for Junior National Team Development Camp”
Victoria Shelton has been selected to participate in this summer’s US Junior National Team Sweep Development Camp. Shelton, a rising junior at Lambert High School, is a coxswain for the AJRA varsity men’s squad, and most recently competed in the Men’s Varsity 4+ at Southeast Regionals, finishing 5th in the final.
Shelton 2015
The USRowing Development Camps are designed to improve the skills of younger, talented rowers and coxswains with the aim of future participation in Junior National Team Selection Camps.
For more information on the USRowing Junior National Team system, please visit their website.

Varsity Men Race at Nationals in Florida

June 17th, 2015 Posted by Races & Regattas 0 thoughts on “Varsity Men Race at Nationals in Florida”

Nationals 15

AJRA sent a Varsity Men’s 8+ to the USRowing Youth National Championship, held June 12 – 14 in Sarasota, Florida. This was the second year in a row the Men’s V8+ has qualified for the event, bringing 9 rowers down to Sarasota for the national competition. Over 1500 rowers were in attendance at the regatta, setting a record high for the level of participation and bringing the event to new levels of competition.

The Men’s 8+ raced well in heats and reps on Saturday, but failed to advance to Sunday’s finals, and placed 21st overall with their time.

Of the 9 AJRA athletes racing at Nationals, 8 were seniors, and had two great races to cap off their junior career. Several of them will continue rowing next fall for their collegiate teams, and we look forward to cheering them on!

USRowing also hosted a graduation reception for all participating senior student-athletes, and you can view a recording of the ceremony here.
Full results: click here

Photos from Row2k: here

National Learn to Row Day: Saturday, June 6th

June 2nd, 2015 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “National Learn to Row Day: Saturday, June 6th”

LTR Day 2015

Saturday, June 6th, AJRA will be participating in USRowing’s National Learn to Row Day! Join us for an introduction to the sport and to Atlanta Junior Rowing Association, with some basic skill instruction and a chance to sit in a boat and take some strokes. Stop by the boathouse anytime from 9am until noon. No preregistration is required, and potential rowers ages 12 and up are welcome to try it out!

What: National Learn to Row Day with AJRA

When: Saturday June 6th, 9am – 12pm

Where: AJRA Boathouse, 245 Azalea Drive, Roswell GA 30075

For more information, contact Sarah Low, AJRA Program Manager, by email.