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Mic Mac AAC Rowing News
July 1, 2020

Summer is here!

Registration and payment for summer programs will be open
by 8:00PM Thursday, July 2.
 
Registration and payment is only being processed via the
RCA Online Registration System.

Click HERE for step-by-step instructions.
 
Questions? 
Contact us via email at micmacaacrowing@gmail.com.
We are pleased to share plans for rowing programs at Mic Mac AAC for Summer 2020! 
 
COVID-19 safety precautions have changed the way the club can be accessed and deliver programs. Volunteers from the Mic Mac AAC Rowing Steering Committee and Mic Mac AAC Board have been working with Row Nova Scotia (RNS) and Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) to ensure that any activity offered by the club is compliant with current restrictions and best practices. 
 
Given the rapidly changing environment, this newsletter will outline plans for the summer only. If things continue to go well, details on fall programs will be released in August. 
 

Summer Program Highlights:
  • Thorough site access, social distancing, cleaning/disinfecting, and logging procedures have been developed, and will be shared with those who register for summer programs
  • Only those with confirmed registration should attend the session. Private boat owners must also sign-up for their sessions even when they are using their own boat to ensure that maximum group size restrictions are not exceeded.
The programs described in this release are aligned with current RCA restrictions:
  • Programming is no longer restricted to rowers in single sculls (1X). Programming for experienced rowers in double sculls and pairs (2X and 2-) is now also considered sanctioned activity.
  • Delivery of regattas is not sanctioned at this time. 
  • Programming for individuals new to rowing is also not sanctioned at this time.
The club is keen to offer Learn to Row programs for both Juniors and Adults, however cannot do so until permitted by RCA. 
  • In anticipation of this happening shortly, time has been set aside in the summer schedule to accommodate these programs. An update will be circulated once RCA has sanctioned the club to offer this option.
 
Summer Program Rower Competency:
 
Rowers using singles and doubles during the summer must self-identify as competent to do so. How do you know if you are considered “competent” in this context?
  • For those using singles, you have rowed in a single at least 5 times without tipping. 
  • For those using doubles, you have rowed in a double at least 5 times without tipping. 
  • You have tipped in a rowing shell at least once, and when you have tipped, you have been able to get back in the rowing shell either with/without assistance.
  • You are able to swim at least 50m and tread water for 5 minutes, without assistance from a PFD.
Feel free to contact a recent coach, or email micmacaacrowing@gmail.com if you would like a second opinion on your competency. Individuals who know that they do not meet these criteria should not register for summer programs yet. Hopefully restrictions will ease enough for the club to provide appropriate support for your level of rowing experience within the next few weeks.
Weekly Schedule Overview:
Programs for Juniors
(Ages 11-18)
  • Junior Rowing Programs at Mic Mac AAC are recommended for youth aged 12-18. However, 11-year-olds who are at least 56″ tall or weigh at least 70lbs will also be accepted. 
  • Junior Rowing programs will be offered for 8 weeks this summer. Participants may register for one week at a time, or save by registering for the full 8-week option.
  • All three program options for this age group (Learn to Row, Recreational, and Competitive) will be offered during the same days and times, allowing participants to progress at their own pace.
  • Due to COVID-19 group size restrictions, registration will be capped at 8 participants for morning junior rowing programs, and 8 participants for afternoon junior rowing programs each week.
Junior Program Descriptions:
Junior Program Schedule and Fees:
Junior Program Funding Assistance:

Families seeking financial assistance are encouraged to review KidSport funding criteria to see if they are eligible. Families can apply for up to $300 per year per child to help offset the cost of organized sport registration and equipment. Rowing programs at Mic Mac AAC are eligible for this funding. Check out: www.kidsportcanada.ca/nova-scotia/apply-for-assistance/ for more information. 
Programs for Adults / 
University / U23 / Senior 
(Ages 19+)
  • Due to COVID-19 group size restrictions, registration will be capped at 8 participants for Learn to Row and Novice programs, and 9 participants for each of the Adult Masters rowing sessions. 
Adult Program Descriptions, Schedule, and Fees:
Connecting with the Club

Welcome to all new and returning members. To ensure you are fully informed of club activities and notices, please take a moment to "connect" with your club:

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