As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak rapidly evolves in Canada, we are all now facing significant and unique challenges. These are exceptionally difficult times and our number one priority is the health and well-being of our rowing community.
Working with RCA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mike Wilkinson and informed by the Canadian Sport Medicine Advisory Committee, we continue to closely monitor the situation. We encourage our member organizations to remain informed through regular updates from health authorities and other governing agencies within their jurisdiction.
The RCA office, located in the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE), is currently closed. Staff are working remotely and are accessible via email and phone.
We are updating our online events listing as regattas, workshops, and special events are cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. Please refer to our Events page for more information.
July 31 – Indoor Activity/Use or Ergometers
RCA permits the use of ergometers outdoors with appropriate spacing in placing (at minimum 2m). RCA permits the use of ergometers indoors for individual use only. Indoor group erg training is not advised.
As some re-opening phases across Canada will now allow indoor activity, we strongly advise that clubs avoid the use of ergometers indoors for group training until the risks are further evaluated. RCA will continue to provide updates and recommendations based on the medical advice of Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mike Wilkinson.
July 10 – 2020 National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup Cancelled
July 9 – Return to Rowing #3
June 26 – Return to Rowing #2
May 15 – Return to Rowing #1
April 29 – 2020 Cascadia RCA Masters Championships Cancelled
April 16 – Member Update
April 9 – International Event Cancellations
April 2 – Member Update and Support
March 23 – Statement of Support
March 17 – Guidance for RCA Member Organizations
Return to Rowing Planning
Risk Assessment and Mitigation Checklist Tool
RCA Webinar: Return to Rowing Planning [webinar recording] [slides]
RCA Webinar: “New to Rowing” Programs [webinar recording] [Argonaut RC resources] [Calgary RC resources]
RCA COVID-19 Relief Funding Application
Sport Law and Strategy Group – Summary of available financial support for sport organizations
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Federal Assistance Information
Sport Law and Strategy Group – Managing your sport organization in the COVID-19 environment
RCA Webinar: Managing your organization in the COVID-19 environment
Changes to Canada Summer Jobs program
Template: Informed Consent and Assumption of Risk Agreement (Updated – COVID-19 and online programming included)
Template: Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims and Indemnity Agreement (Updated – COVID-19 and online programming included)
Sport Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) Advisories
For questions or concerns, contact Rowing Canada Aviron Chief Executive Officer, Terry Dillon.
Managing your organization in the COVID-19 environment (April 7)
Challenges and opportunities with coaching remotely (April 8)
Core and stability training at home! (April 15)
Back to nutrition basics: Fuelling in isolation (April 17)
Masters rowing with Volker Nolte and Carol Love (April 23)
Maintaining mental fitness in the period of COVID-19 (April 28)
Para rowing: Creating and navigating a path to success (April 30)
Bladework and boat run (May 14)
RCA Webinar: Return to Rowing Planning [webinar recording] [slides] (May 19)
Developing technique by thinking outside the box [webinar recording] [slides] (May 21)
Shoulder and rib care for rowers (May 28)
Sparking interest in Para rowing (June 4)
Making waves with coastal rowing (June 11)
Sweep and sculling technique: A review (June 18)
Cultivating excellence as coxswains (July 2)
NextGen rowing: Long term vision for long term success (July 16)
RCA Return to Rowing Planning: “New to Rowing” Programs [webinar recording] [Argonaut RC resources] [Calgary RC resources] (July 17)
2020 and 2021 High Performance Selection (July 30)