Bainbridge Island Rowing

BIR Juniors – Spring Season

Registration for 2024

8th Grade Spring Info

Parent Meeting: TBD, right after practice. Meet by the boat bays on the lower floor. The kids will have their first week under their belt and the meeting should be short and sweet. Afterwards, the kids can tour you through the downstairs and we can answer questions.
Dates: TBD
Practice Times: Mon and Wed 4-6pm, Sat 9:30-11:30am
Coach: Kristen Gagnon

Program Cost: TBD

 

The ‘Great-Eights’ program is designed as a positive and inspiring introduction to the sport of rowing for any and all 8th graders (coed).  We employ a ground-up approach for the brand new athlete that aims to build their knowledge of equipment and safe practices, mechanics of the stroke and the principles of teamwork.  For the ‘rowing-curious’, our first week focuses on familiarization and fundamentals: starting on land and then moving into the stable ‘barge’ on the water. Registration will be capped at 20 participants.

Registration is Currently Closed

 

Grades 9-12

Spring Crew at a Glance

Spring Crew is open to all Kitsap County students in grades 9-12. Teams are divided between “Novice” (never rowed before AND those who started last spring) and “Varsity” rowers. Not sure where you fall? Email us at juniorcoaches@bainbridgerowing.org.

PLEASE NOTE: BIR strongly suggests current up-to-date vaccination.

 

Returning Novice Spring Pre-season

Open to rowers who were on the novice team Fall 2023

Dates: TBD

Practices: Monday-Friday, 3:45-6:15pm

Coaches: Tim Goss and Sue Entress

Cost: TBD

We are offering this 2 week camp for those novice rowers that schedules allow between the end of winter erging and start of spring season.

Novice Team Spring Season  

Open to new and returning novice rowers

Dates: TBD

Practices: Monday-Friday, 3:45-6:15pm
Coaches: Tim Goss and Sue Entress
Program Cost:  TBD 

Regatta Fee:  $900-$1200 per rower (This is in addition to program fee and covers transportation and lodging for away regattas). The Regatta fee is based on the total number of travel regattas and number of rowers registered. The final amount will be communicated by mid-March.

Varsity Team Spring Season

Dates: TBD
 
Practices: Monday-Friday, 3:45-6:15pm
Coaches: Bruce Beall and Chelsea Vessenes
Program Cost:  TBD

Regatta Fee:  $900-$1200 per rower (This is in addition to program fee and covers transportation and lodging for away regattas). The Regatta fee is based on the total number of travel regattas and number of rowers registered. The final amount will be communicated by mid-March.

Financial Aid:

Need based scholarships are available for all who qualify and are handled with complete privacy through our partnership with Helpline House. Learn more by clicking here.

 

Refund Policy: 

Week 1 – 2:  full refund
Week 3 – 4:  50% refund
Week 5 and beyond: no refund

2024 SEASON OVERVIEW:

Key Dates

  • Varsity Parent/Rower Pre-season Meeting on Zoom
  • Varsity Spring Season Practice begins (M-F/3:45-6:15pm)
  • 2 week Returning Novice Pre-season Camp (practices M-F/3:45-6:15pm)
  • New Rower Float Test at BI Aquatic Center (every rower must have a float test on file)
  • BHS Mid-Winter Break (No Practice)
  • Novice Parent/Rower Pre-season Meeting on Zoom
  • Novice Spring Season Practice begins (M-F/3:45-6:15pm)
  • Salt Watta Regatta (Novice and Varsity) @ Vashon
  • Spring Break (No Practice)
  • Covered Bridge (Novice and Varsity)
  • Lakeside Scrimmage (Novice @ BIR; Varsity @ Lakeside)
  • Brentwood Regatta (Novice and Varsity)
  • Opening Day Regatta (SELECT VARSITY ONLY) @ UW/Seattle and dependent on invitation
  • NW Junior Regional Championships (Novice and Varsity) @ Lake Vancouver, Vancouver, WA
  • Junior National Championships (Qualifying Varsity Rowers Only) Sarasota, FL.

Registration is currently Closed

 

Questions?  Send an email to the coaches at juniorcoaches@bainbridgerowing.org