SMUS CRC and Gorge Narrows Hires Scott Swinkels

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SMUS CRC and Gorge Narrows Hires Scott Swinkels

1 year ago 0

I am happy to announce that Scott Swinkels will be joining the SMUS Community Rowing Centre and the Gorge Narrows Rowing Club as Head Junior Coach. Congratulations Scott! And congratulations rowers, for we have a great coach coming into the club! Scott is coming back to the sport full-time with a driven passion following a few years spent in the Finance and Investment Banking world. Before he was a full time investor, Scott played a key role in developing the junior structure at Victoria City Rowing Club, first working under Aalbert Van Schothorst and then taking over for Aalbert when he successfully moved over to UVic. Scott has kept his hand in the sport the entire time, helping at UVic by coaching their Novice squads. Scott will be joining the team this week to be introduced. He will officially start working with the kids January 5th, 2016. I would again

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Junior Winter Rowing Program at Gorge Narrows

1 year ago 0

I am very excited about the successful start to our Winter Program.  This 5 week program will provide participants the opportunity to make many gains, both physically and technically.  They have to remember though: you only get out of it what you put into it!  The harder you push yourselves now the greater your successes will be later.   The size of the Winter Program is also very exciting.  With 27 registered participants, this program is thriving!  It is the attitude and work ethic of the participants that make it special though.  With 27 juniors making these gains the GNRC junior program will be a force to be reckoned with this spring!  Can you feel the momentum growing…because I certainly can!  With every kilometre put on the erg these kids are thinking about the race course at Elk Lake, or Shawnigan Lake or Mill Bay.  Find your next level!  

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SMUS Community Rowing Centre hosts VCRC Masters

2 years ago 0

This past weekend the SMUS Community Rowing Centre hosted 10 masters from the Victoria City Rowing Club at its morning practice.  The VCRC masters were unable to train on Elk Lake due to the GVYRS City Championships, but still had a desire to train!   The SMUS CRC was excited to be able to extend an offer for our neighbours to come and train, as VCRC was very kind to the masters group caught last year in limbo while the rowing club changed operators from the Gorge Rowing and Paddling Centre to the SMUS Community Rowing Centre.  During the transitional period our masters were invited to join in on Saturdays at Elk Lake.   SMUS CRC Masters Coaches, Connor Eldson-McLoed and Lisa Tschannen, teamed up with VCRC Masters Coach Roger Meager, to co-coach this workout and social row.  Taking the water in all boat classes with home-club masters bowing boats

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