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ZLAC Juniors Program
ZLAC’s current juniors carry on a tradition of women’s rowing that goes back for over 120 years. There are approximately 40 girls rowing in the ZLAC juniors program. The girls come from all over San Diego County and attend a variety of both public and private high schools. The girls share a passion for rowing, enjoy the camaraderie of the sport, and love being able to train on the beautiful waters of Mission Bay. Many of them go on to row for collegiate programs.
The season runs from September through May. Practices are held Monday through Thursday from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 6:00 to 8:30 a.m. The rowers compete at regattas in the fall and spring, and do conditioning and skill building work in the intervening period. A typical season starts with one or more entries at the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston, the world’s largest 2-day rowing event with over 300,000 spectators and competitors from around the world. The full junior team, both varsity and novice, competes at the Head of the American regatta on the American River east of Sacramento, at various regattas in Southern California, and at the USRA Southwest Regional Junior Championships in Sacramento at the end of the regular season. Our varsity competes at the San Diego Crew Classic. When boats qualify at Regional Championships, they go on to compete at the USRA National Youth Championships in June.
The team enjoys excellent facilities. Our boathouse has two boat bays holding over 30 boats. Juniors are given priority over other club rowers in using the equipment. The workout room on the second floor of our boathouse has large windows and a wide balcony with expansive views of the bay. The ZLAC clubhouse is the focal point of the members’ social gatherings and events as well as the home of rowing artifacts and trophies from ZLAC’s long history.
ZLAC offers learn-to-row camps for teens in the summer. Girls can also learn to row with the novice team if they join in the fall or winter.
Fees for the junior program are $328 per month over the nine month season for novice (first year) rowers. Varsity rowers pay a reduced monthly fee but also pay annual club dues, for approximately the same annual financial commitment. Program fees include both coaching fees and most regatta travel expenses. More detailed information is available on request.
Why ZLAC Rowing?
- Great total-body workout
- Huge calorie burner and muscle toner
- Terrific scholarship sport for girls
- Your crew becomes your friends for life
- The ultimate team sport
- We’re on the gorgeous waters of Mission Bay
- Rowing is a way of life
- Our clubhouse rocks!
Interested girls and parents are welcome to stop by the boathouse during a practice session and talk to the coaches, or send us an email inquiry if you prefer. For more information about the Juniors program, contact our Program Director by clicking on the button below