Westdale Secondary School Rowing

Information for the Westdale Secondary School Rowing Community


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LEANDER REQUEST

Leander has asked us if we have any athletes interested in helping out with a club task. Info is below—please pass on e-mail addresses to me. They’ll need athletes who have rowing experience, as you’ll be required to know what you’re looking for.

High school coaches:
Please pass this on to your athletes
I’m looking to organize a work party to inventory the boathouse. I need volunteers to count equipment. I will sign off on community service hours for all those who volunteer their time.
For interested athletes, take the athletes information, name, school, and email address, and send it to me please.


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TEST WEEK

Here is the schedule for the final school week of 2018. Please be on time. As you can tell, it’s a pretty packed week and there’s no time to wait for anyone who is late. The times listed will be when your ‘event’ is starting. i.e., if it says your run test starts at 6:55, that means we say “GO” at 6:55 and you need to be warmed up and ready. For the erg tests, there will be a few ergs available for warmup prior to the start. I’ve cross checked these times on a spread sheet, so am pretty sure all are accounted for…but if you notice you’re missing from a test, please let me know. (note: Novices don’t do 6K tests, and some of you completed flex tests this morning).

MONDAY
RUN TEST #1: MONDAY 6:50AM, TOP FLOOR. 12 LAPS AS FAST AS YOU CAN. CUT OFF TIME IS 24:00-YOU WILL BE STOPPED AFTER 24:00 IF YOU’RE STILL GOING.

Liam
Owen
Max
Geon
Alex B
Boza
Lachlan
Jerron
Johnson
Caleb
Kai
Ethan

RUN TEST #2: MONDAY 7:15AM

Seta
Emma
Grace
Danielle
Debbie
Vaishala
Charlotte
Molly
Gillian
Maddy D
Ryann
Maddie T

STRENGTH TESTING: MONDAY 6:50AM IN MIDDLE GYM. EXCERCISES ARE: WALL SIT, CHIN HOLD, PLANK HOLD, MAX PUSHUPS. WALL SIT WILL BE CAPPED AT 20 MINUTES

Arjun
Davin
Quin
Matt
Jack
Man
Ivor
Sawyer
Roshon
Nate
Sequoia
Chloe
Fiora
Maddy B
Maggie
Celina
Becca
Serena
Maura
Kate M

TUESDAY
RUN TEST #3. TUESDAY AT 6:50AM

Arjun
Davin
Quin
Matt
Jack
Man
Ivor
Sawyer
Roshon
Nate

RUN TEST #4. TUESDAY AT 7:15AM
Sequoia
Chloe
Fiora
Maddy B
Maggie
Celina

STRENGTH TESTING. TUESDAY 6:50AM.
Liam
Owen
Max
Geon
Alex B
Boza
Lachlan
Jerron
Johnson
Caleb
Kai
Ethan
Seta
Emma
Grace
Danielle
Debbie
Vaishala
Charlotte
Molly
Gillian
Maddy D
Liv
Ryann
Maddie T

WEDNESDAY–YOGA AS NORMAL.

THURSDAY
Those who are up to date on testing are OFF.

FLEX TESTS. THURSDAY 6:50AM MIDDLE GYM.

Charlotte (Do all tests first so they can warm up for 6K)
Maddy B (Do all tests first so they can warm up for 6K)
Molly (Do all tests first so they can warm up for 6K)

Liam
Owen
Max
Kai
Ethan
Seta
Debbie
Vaishala
Charlotte
Molly
Gillian
Maddy D
Liv
Maddie T
Ivor
Roshon
Nate
Sequoia
Chloe
Fiora
Maddy B
Celina
Becca
Serena
Maura
Kate M
Arjun

6K ERG TEST. THURSDAY. 7:15AM START.
Charlotte
Maddy B
Molly
Matt

FRIDAY
2K TESTS FOR ALL ROWERS

6:55AM
Sequoia
Chloe
Fiora
Maddy B
Maggie
Celina
Becca
Serena
Maddy D
Ryann
Charlotte

7:15AM
Seta
Emma
Grace
Danielle
Debbie
Vaishala
Liv
Molly
Gillian
Maddie T

7:35AM
Owen
Arjun
Kai
Quin
Caleb
Jack
Man
Ivor
Sawyer
Rochon
Nate

7:55AM
Liam
Geon
Alex B
Boza
Lachlan
Jerron
Johnson
Matt
Davin
Ethan


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FLEX TESTS FRIDAY

Change in plans. We’ll be starting tests for all on Friday. 6Ks for those who didn’t do them today (excluding RADAR athletes). We’ll be running a series of flex tests as well, as it’s become clear that we’re going to need as much time as possible next week. We were hoping to be able to do the run test for everybody on Monday, but we likely will not be able to get all of these done, so expect a bit of juggling. I will figure out the schedule on the weekend.


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6Ks THURSDAY

I have Ryann, Chloe, Becca and Gillian pulling 6Ks on Thursday. If anyone else wants to do it Thursday, please let me know by 8pm. The other 12 ergs will have novices on them, with remaining experienced spinning/elipticalling/treadmilling. Testing will be done along the wall, regular ergs will be done in the usual place.


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WINTER INDOOR RACING SEASON!

Before you know it, we’ll be racing against OTHER schools’ athletes! Five days after you return from your holiday break is our FIRST indoor regatta of the winter season! We are hoping for a BIG Westdale turnout at the Leander Indoor Rowing Championships right here in Hamilton!

“COACH TOM, I REALLY WANT TO RACE AT THIS REGATTA!!! HOW DO I GET AN ENTRY????!!!!!”

Glad you asked! Here’s how to do it:

1. Ask your coach which category you are in.
2. Go to regattacentral.com
3. On the yellow bar, you will see ‘Sign Up’. Hit that and create an account.
4. Go back to the main page and hit “Regattas” on the top menu bar.
5. On the dropdowns, make sure you’re at Upcoming Regattas” and “Canada”.
6. Click on the “Leander Indoor Rowing Championships”.
7. Click on “Register” in the top right corner.
8. In the Club/Team affiliation box, if it shows Westdale, great. If not, hit “New Club” and type in Westdale Secondary School and hit OK.
9. That will bring up a “Contact details” page. Scroll to the bottom and hit “NEXT”. If it doesn’t let you do that and asks for contact info, fill in the form and then hit Next.
10. That will bring you to the Entry page. Click on “Submit Entry” for the event the coaches have given you.
11. Fill in the info it asks for, which is your 2K erg score (novices will not have this number yet–leave it blank). In the athlete box, start typing your name–it SHOULD autofill. If not, no worries.
12. Don’t worry about the ‘Athlete Bio”, unless you really want to put something there.
13. Hit Save and the payment page will come up. Simply pay for the entry, and you’re done.

“BUT COACH TOM….I DON’T HAVE A RACING UNIFORM. CAN I STILL RACE FOR WESTDALE?”

If you would like a race uniform by race day, you can see if Coach Mike has one that fits you. If not, you can race in something that hopefully says Westdale Warriors on it. Or if not, a green t-shirt. If you are racing for the outdoor season, you must have a Westdale racing unisuit–ordering instructions are on the main page.