Rowing Seasons

Rowing is a year-round sport that has both racing and conditioning seasons.
New rowers can get started at any time during the year!

New rowers are welcome during any season for all programs. Many of our AJRA family starts with a summer camp down at the river, before joining a fall team during the school year.

For competitive squads, both the fall and spring are racing seasons, which means travel to regattas near and far. Developmental and recreational squads hold local exhibition events during both fall and spring seasons but do not travel or compete.


Fall season racing includes Head Races that are three to five kilometers long (15 to 25 minute races). Head Races are timed events with each boat starting approximately 30 seconds apart — the boat with the fastest time wins.


Peachtree City Scrimmage (All Varsity, Novice) 9/29/18 Peachtree City, GA

Music City Head Race  (All Varsity, Novice)
10/13/18 Nashville, TN
Head of the Charles (Select Varsity) 10/22/18 – 10/23/18 Boston, MA
Head of the Hooch (All Varsity, Novice) 11/3/18 – 11/4/18 Chattanooga, TN
Sandbar Scramble (Exhibition for Varsity, Novice, DSquads, Rec Team) 11/10/18 Roswell, GA


Spring season consists of Sprint Races rowed on a buoyed, eight-lane course either 1500 or 2000 meters long (6 – 8 minute race). Up to eight boats start at the same time — the first boat to cross the finish line wins.


Atlanta Erg Sprints (All Varsity, Novice) 2/16/19 Atlanta, GA
Peachtree Invite (All Varsity, Novice) 3/16/19 Peachtree City, GA
Clemson Sprints (All Varsity, Novice) 3/30/19 Clemson, SC
Florida Sprint League (All Varsity, Novice) 4/13/19 Tampa, FL
Dogwood Championships (All Varsity, Novice) 4/27/19 – 4/28/19 Oak Ridge, TN
Southeast Regional Championships (Select Varsity, Select Novice) 5/11/19 – 5/12/19 Oak Ridge, TN
Roswell Rumble (Exhibition for all DSquads, Rec Team) 5/18/19 Roswell, GA
USRowing National Championships (Select Varsity) 6/6/19 – 6/9/19 Sarasota, FL

Atlanta Juniors also have seasonal programs aimed at helping new rowers build their skills and learn about the sport. See the Squads page to learn more about Novice, Recreational and Development Squad programs, as well as the many camps offered throughout the summer for both new and experienced rowers.

For all competitive and developmental rowers, winter and summer are conditioning seasons, and rowers focus on building skills and fitness.


Winter season is about training, conditioning and building towards the spring championship season. Practices involve indoor training on erg machines, weight training, and a small amount of water training as weather allows. Winter competitions may include indoor erg events, such as the Atlanta Erg Sprints, held at Georgia Tech each year.


While regional and national championship regattas take place in summer, we also focus on training for the next school year and introducing new rowers to the river. Warm temperatures and no school make summer a great time to row. AJRA offers many summer rowing camps at various levels, from Learn-to-Row Camps to Technical Development Camps for returning rowers. Camps provide a great way for athletes to learn or develop rowing skills, within the structure of summer camp fun.

Start rowing today!

Roswell River Landing
245 Azalea Drive
Roswell, GA 30075

PO Box 126
Roswell, GA 30077




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