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Row to the Moon

We’ve travelled over 40 million metres so far on our journey to the Moon! If you have access to an indoor rowing machine at home, there’s still time for you to submit your training metres and help RCA, British Rowing, Rowing Australia and Rowing NZ travel the 384.4 million metre distance from Earth to the Moon.

Submit your metres by May 30 at 10pm PDT/May 31 at 1am EDT

Watch this special message from astronaut David Saint-Jacques!


Return to Rowing Planning

RCA has designed a Risk Assessment and Mitigation Checklist Tool to support clubs in their planning and ability to prepare to reopen. A webinar was held on May 19 to discuss and review this tool.

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Finding the opportunities within

RCA and COC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mike Wilkinson was featured on the IOC’s Athlete 365 website, and shared his thoughts on current opportunities to be found for athletes as well as advice on how to best return to regular training once restrictions are removed.

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Canada unites for One Minute Challenge

Over 450 Canadians contributed 140,697 metres to the four nation One Minute Challenge, a mass-participation indoor rowing competition between RCA, British Rowing, Rowing Australia and Rowing NZ that ran from May 7-11

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Access past RCA webinars on our website

Access past RCA webinars on our website

Links to recordings of our past webinars can be found on our website’s COVID-19 Updates page (under the ‘Past Webinars’ tab). Information regarding upcoming webinars can also be found on this page.

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2021 Women in Coaching Apprentice Coaches

Congratulations to the three rowing coaches selected as Coaching Association of Canada/Canada Games 2021 Women in Coaching Apprentice Coaches, Caitlin Beresford (ON), Emily Parsons (NL) and Jordanne Buote (PEI).

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CAC Enhanced Female Mentorship Program

RCA NextGen HUB Lead Coach Carol Love has been named a mentor for the inaugural Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) Enhanced Female Mentorship program. The CAC has put out a call for high performance female mentee coaches to join this program. Application deadline is June 12, 2020.

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Larissa Werbicki accepted to Smith School of Business Team Canada Class of 2020-22

Congratulations to Larissa Werbicki on being named one of 11 athletes accepted to the Queen’s University Smith School of Business as part of the COC Game Plan Team Canada Class of 2020-22.
Photo: Cristiane Mattos/Lima 2019

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Selection Documents and Sport Canada Athletes Assistance Program (AAP)

Due to the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games, revisions to RCA’s 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Selection Guidelines are currently under review and will be provided to the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Committees for their final approval. Once approved, the guidelines will be posted on the RCA website. RCA’s 2021 Senior National Team Selection Guidelines and 2021 AAP Criteria are in their final review process, and will be circulated in the coming weeks. The 2021 NextGen Selection Guidelines are currently being developed and will be circulated in August 2020.

University of Toronto sports cardiology study looking for rowing participants

The University of Toronto Sports Cardiology Research Team has launched a nation-wide survey of current and former Canadian National Team athletes in order to better understand the lifetime cardiovascular health trajectory in high performance athletes. If you are interested in participating in this study, further details can be accessed via the link below.

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