Westdale Secondary School Rowing

Information for the Westdale Secondary School Rowing Community

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Here is the draw for Saturday. Please be there 45 minutes before your race so you have enough time to register and weigh in. Bring ID. The event is at GRIMSBY SECONDARY SCHOOL. 5 BOULTON AVE, GRIMSBY, ON. Please leave yourselves enough time to find it in case you get lost. Mike and Pete, Coach’s meeting is at 7:30. I will be there at 7.

8AM-JW 135-HEAT 1
Ryann-Lane 6
Maddy T-Lane 11

8:15-JW-135-HEAT 2
Celina-Lane 6
Maggie-Lane 11

8:30-JW-135-HEAT 3
Liv-Lane 1
Emma-Lane 11

8:45-JW-135-HEAT 4
Maddy D-Lane 5
Seta-Lane 10

9:00-JM-150-HEAT 1
Jack-Lane 7
Owen-Lane 9

9:15-JM-150-HEAT 2
Quin-Lane 3
Lachlan-Lane 13

Sequoia-Lane 13
Chloe-Lane 17

9:45-JM 165
Rochan-Lane 2
Liam-Lane 5
Geon-Lane 12

Davin-Lane 9
Max-Lane 12

Gillian-Lane 1
Becca-Lane 7
Charlotte-Lane 18

11AM-SM 165
Ethan-Lane 14

Serena-Lane 17

Matt-Lane 1

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We have a strong 25-rower contingent competing at the Grimsby regatta next Saturday, the 23rd. Well done! Those not competing at Grimsby will do a 2K on Friday, February 22nd.
We already have 8 of you signed up and ready to go for the Ontario’s at Ridley on Saturday, March 2. The deadline for entering this regatta is the day after the Grimsby regatta (February 24th). Note that there is a PA Day the day before the Ridley regatta…. cuz y’all haven’t had enough days off this winter with 5 snow days! Ugh. Anybody not competing at Ontario’s will do a 2K on Monday, March 4.
Originally, I wanted to do RADAR testing the week of February 25, however I’m going to push that back a few weeks. A couple of reasons: A) we’ve had five snow days and thus, have lost base training time; B) we have two indoor races on consecutive weeks, so to throw a 6K and the two short tests in there as well is a bit much; and C) the submission deadline is March 31, so we have the luxury of being flexible with our dates. The likely scenario would be to do it either the week heading into March break, or, if y’all are local during the break, we can do it the week of March Break at Leander. With RADAR, as with everything else, timing is everything. We need to do it when you are capable of getting your best performances.

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A reminder that entries and payment are due TOMORROW (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15). We cannot do late entries for this regatta, so tomorrow is a hard and fast deadline. $17 cash, or a cheque made out to Westdale Rowing

These are the entries and payments I have so far. IF I’VE MISSED ANYBODY, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IMMEDIATELY.


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The process has begun to put crews together that will compete at CSSRA. (Actually, the process began on October 31!!) Novices won’t have much input into this, given that they haven’t been through the process yet, but I invite seniors to give me your thoughts! While the final decisions rest with us, I like to have input from the rowers to the crews they might like to be a part of. ALL communications with me are strictly confidential, so I would like to hear your thoughts. No idea is crazy, and I encourage outside-the-box thinking.

**NOTE*** For the love of God, PLEASE don’t have a brain cramp and message me on one of those Snow Day text chains with 10 of you attached to it!!!!!