Squads

Atlanta Junior Rowing Association is teaching the sport of rowing to Metro Atlanta youth
and inspiring our athletes with a best-in-class experience.

There are many squads within the AJRA family, including competitive high school teams, recreational high school teams, and developmental middle school teams.

COMPETITIVE

AJRA Competitive Squads compete at the highest level of high school rowing, racing against many premier rowing teams in the Southeast. Men and women generally compete at the novice level for their first two seasons regardless of age, and are then eligible for the appropriate varsity squad after rowing through spring season as a novice.

Competitive rowers are subject to selection guidelines, which include positive attitude, work ethic, being a good teammate, attendance, athleticism (e.g. fitness, strength), erg scores, and rowing technique. Tryouts take place during the first two weeks of practice each season.

AJRA does not follow any public or private school schedules due to participation of rowers from throughout the metro Atlanta area. During fall and spring seasons, practices will be held during all school breaks and spring breaks.

Please refer to the appropriate information below, or contact us with any questions.

VARSITY

Travel: 3-5 regattas each season

Practice: Fall practice runs mid-August through mid-November. Spring practice begins in late January and runs through mid-May. Practices are held six days a week at the AJRA boathouse in Roswell. Varsity practice includes extensive strength and conditioning training on the water and land.

Practice Times:

Varsity Men & Women Mon — Fri 4:30pm — 7pm
Varsity Men Only Sat 7am — 9:30am
Varsity Women Only Sat 9am — 12pm

NOVICE

Travel: 2-5 regattas each season

Practice: Fall practice runs mid-August through mid-November. Spring practice begins in late January and runs through mid-May. Practices are held five days a week at the AJRA boathouse in Roswell. Novice practices focus on rowing technique, strength training and teamwork needed for speed and competitiveness on the water.

Practice Times:

Novice Women Mon | Tues   4:30pm – 7pm
Thurs | Fri   4:30pm – 6:30pm
Sat   9am – 11:30am
Novice Men Mon | Fri   4:30pm – 6:30pm
Wed | Thurs   4:30pm – 7pm
Sat   7am – 9:30am

DEVELOPMENTAL

AJRA’s developmental squads are focused on teaching the basics of rowing, learning to be a part of the AJRA family, and providing basic conditioning. Developmental rowers focus on land-based training and general rowing knowledge, then progress to being on the water.

D SQUAD

D Squad is for middle school students to learn the basics of rowing while developing fitness and becoming a part of AJRA. Both D Squad programs are available to 7th and 8th grade students.

Travel: None

Weekday DSquad Practice: This program practices 3 afternoons per week, and rowers can choose to be a part of the Red or Blue DSquads. Fall practices start after Labor Day in September and continue through mid-November. Spring practices begin in late February and run through mid-May.

Practice Times:

RED DSquad Mon | Tues | Wed 4:45pm— 6:45pm
BLUE DSquad Tues | Wed | Thurs 4:45pm— 6:45pm


Weekend DSquad Practice:
This program practices on Saturday only and is a great introduction to rowing. Fall practices start after Labor Day in September and end in mid-November. Spring practices begin in late February and run through mid-May.

Practice Times:

Saturday 11:00am — 1:00pm

REC TEAM

Rec Team is for high school students in 9th through 12th grades who are interested in a low-commitment option for the rowing season. No rowing experience is necessary.

Travel: None

Practice: Fall practices will start after Labor Day, and continue through mid-November. Spring practices begin in late February, and run through mid-May. Both seasons will end in an exhibition event open to friends and family.

Practice Times:

Thurs 4:45pm – 6:45pm
Sat 8:30am – 11:00am
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BOATHOUSE
Roswell River Landing
245 Azalea Drive
Roswell, GA 30075

MAIL
PO Box 126
Roswell, GA 30077

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