2017 BJP Crew Summer Season

Posted by Belen Jesuit Prep Crew on May 30 2017 at 09:49AM PDT in 2016-2017

Dear Crew Parents,

This Summer season for Belen Jesuit Prep Crew is being offered from July 5th- August 1st from 8am – 5pm to returning Middle and High school rowers interested in maintaining their fitness and perfecting their technique for an improved performance level.

The Summer season for High School rowers will be dedicated to rowing technique, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, as well as racing in 8s, 4s and smaller boats, and regatta preparation. The Program will include seat racing, erg tests, race strategy and coxing.

The Summer season for Middle School rowers will be adapted to meet the physical needs of the rower while challenging them and improving their performance on the water. Middle school rowers will row, erg, receive instruction on technique, and conditioning as well as incorporate other sporting activities to enhance their physical abilities.

All rowers are required to bring their own lunch, snacks, bars, water and beverages daily. It is recommended they apply mosquito repellant and sun block prior to arriving to the lake and reapply during the day.

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta:
High School rowers will have the possibility of participating in the Canadian Royal Henley Regatta at the end of the season for an enhanced racing experience. Only selected athletes will be invited to travel to the Canadian Henley. The Summer season will challenge its participants to train at a high level for top-level competition at the Henley and start the fall season in top physical and technical condition, it being understood however, that the participation of an athlete in the Program is not a pre-requisite to being a member of the team for the regular 2017-18 season. Furthermore, in the event that a selected athlete decides not to participate in the Program, his decision will not hinder the possibility of being selected for top boats during the regular 2017-18 season.

Athletes will be chosen and invited by the second week of the Summer season and are required to decide if they intend to participate in the 135th Canadian Royal Henley Regatta taking place in St. Catharine’s, Ontario, in Canada, from August 6 – 13th. The athletes who commit to practice with the intention of competing at the Royal Henley will be eligible to be selected by the coaches to participate and represent Belen Jesuit Prep Crew at the Royal Henley. Parents/guardians will be required to make all travel and lodging arrangements as well as all payments necessary for the participation of the selected athletes at the Royal Henley, in accordance with the directives that the coaches will timely provide, once the schedule and other relevant information about this regatta are available.

Attached below is the registration form for the Summer Season. Please print and turn in to Coach Yunian. He will be at the school Wednesday afternoon, and after final exams next week. If you have any questions, please call or text Xenia Cabrera at 786-229-9919 or via email at

We look forward to another wonderful rowing season.

Row Belen!!

The Crew Board