2020 Rowing Programs Starting on June 9

2020 Mic Mac AAC Rowing Programs

Revised June 2, 2020

We are pleased to share preliminary plans for resumption of rowing programs at Mic Mac AAC!

COVID-19 safety precautions have changed the way the club can be accessed and deliver programs. Volunteers from the Mic Mac AAC Rowing Steering Committee, and Mic Mac AAC Board have been working with Row Nova Scotia (RNS) and Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) to ensure that any activity offered by the club is compliant with current restrictions and best practices.

Given the rapidly changing environment, the club will start by offering access in a 4-week block (Block 1). Rest assured that the intent is to keep the boathouse operating for the remainder of the on-water season, however this document will solely outline plans for the first four weeks. If things go well, further blocks of club access will be released.

Block 1 Highlights:

  • The goal is to facilitate access to rowing equipment for personal enjoyment and recreation. There will be no specific programs or practices. The focus of staff will be to ensure that our risk mitigation plan is being followed, and only addressing safety issues while on the water. There will be no technical coaching or formal practices/training plans.
  • Thorough site access, social distancing, cleaning/disinfecting, and logging procedures have been developed, and will be shared with those who register for Block 1.
  • Equipment access will be limited to singles and doubles. Doubles may only be used when both of the rowers are from the same household.
  • The club will offer 5 sessions/day, 5 days/week for 4 weeks.
  • Registrants can sign-up for up to 3 sessions/week.
  • A sign-up link will be sent to those who have registered, so they can reserve size-appropriate equipment for their preferred days and times. Individual schedules may vary from week to week, but where possible, rowers are encouraged to maintain consistency, to reduce the number of people they are in contact with.
  • Only those with confirmed boat assignment should attend the session. Private boat owners must also register via this link when they are using their own boat to ensure that maximum group size restrictions are not exceeded.
  • Maximum group size is 9 rowers + the staff person.

Block 1 Rower Competency:

Rowers using singles and doubles during Block 1 must self-identify as competent to do so. How do you know if you are considered “competent” in this context?

  • For those using singles, you have rowed in a single at least 5 times without tipping.
  • For those using doubles, you have rowed in a double at least 5 times without tipping.
  • You have tipped in a rowing shell at least once, and when you have tipped, you have been able to get back in the rowing shell either with/without assistance.
  • You are able to swim at least 50m and tread water for 5 minutes, without assistance from a PFD.

Feel free to contact a recent coach, or email micmacaacrowing@gmail.com if you would like a second opinion on your competency. Individuals who know that they do not meet these criteria should not register for Block 1. Hopefully restrictions will ease enough for the club to provide appropriate support for your level of rowing experience in future blocks. Sadly, this means that no Learn to Row programs will be offered during Block 1.

Block 1 Dates: 

Based on current conditions, programs will run from Tuesday, June 9 to Saturday, July 4, 2020. In the event that conditions change, the Block 1 start date will shift into the future as needed, but will remain 4 weeks long.

Block 1 Schedule:

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One session/day is designated for Junior rowers, and four sessions/day are designated for Adult rowers. This is based on past registration numbers, and may be adjusted based on actual registrations for Block 1. Exceptions are permitted for Adults/Juniors from the same household who wish to row together. For example, a parent and child who wish to row together may attend either a Junior timeslot or an Adult timeslot.

Sessions may be added on Sundays and/or Mondays if registration numbers warrant doing so.

Block 1 Program Fee:

  • Program fees are the same for Junior and Adult participants.
  • The RCA Online Registration system will automatically add annual membership fees of $24 to RCA, and $15 to RNS to the program fee for the first program each participant joins each membership year (April 1-March 31).
  • For up to 3 sessions/week: program fee = $100, + $24 RCA + $15 RNS = $139 total

Registration and Payment: 

Registration and payment is only being processed via the RCA Online Registration System. Click HERE for step-by-step instructions.

Questions?

Contact us via email at micmacaacrowing@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you (from at least 2m away) very soon!

Introducing SWIM ROW GO 2020!

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Click SWIM ROW GO 2020 – Event Package to access the full details.
Here are the highlights:
EVENTS: 
Event 1 – F’Oar Runner: 400m swim, 2000m row, 1600m run
Event 2 – Swim Row Go: 600m swim, 4000m row, 2400m run
TIMELINE:
Sunday, March 1        Entries open
Sunday, March 15      Deadline for early bird registration discount
Sunday, April 12         Registration Deadline.
Thursday, April 16      Final schedule released to participants by email
Saturday, April 18       EventFEES:

Fee Description Timeline
$20 Early Bird Registration Fee By March 15, 2020
$25 Registration Fee March 16 –April 12, 2020
$35 Late Registration Fee April 13-18, 2020
 
REGISTRATION 
Everyone is welcome to participate – there is no requirement to be an active member of a rowing or swimming program ! Register online by clicking HERE!PAYMENT
Registration fees are payable by e-transfer to: chh.etransfer@gmail.com.

RESULTS AND PRIZES

This is a participation event. Draw prizes will be distributed and all participants will receive a swag bag as part of their registration fee.

QUESTIONS

Please contact: micmacaacrowing@gmail.com with any questions.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR SPRING / SUMMER 2020 COACHING POSITIONS

The Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is seeking applications for the following staff positions, to support its 2020 rowing programs:

  1. Rowing Program Supervisor / Coach: one position, full-time (30-40 hours / week), May-August 2020, with opportunity to work part-time starting mid-April, and into September-October
  2. Rowing Coaches: 2-3 positions, full-time (30-40 hours / week) July-August 2020, with opportunity to work part-time starting in June, and into September-October
  3. Rowing Coaches: multiple positions, part-time (4-30 hours / week), April-October 2020

Staff are responsible for development and safe delivery of Learn to Row, Novice, Recreational, and Competitive programs for all ages. Staff may also have responsibilities related to administration, program promotion, provision of child care services during select program days and times, and equipment and facility maintenance.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least one season of on-water rowing experience
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR certification
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and leadership skills

Candidates over the age of 18 must be able to provide a clear Criminal Records Check.

Preference will be given to applicants actively engaged in National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training and certification, including Learn to Row Instructor, RCA Coach, and RCA Performance Coach; or equivalent.

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume by Sunday, March 15, 2020 to micmacaacrowing@gmail.com. Please include details of your rowing, coaching, and any other leadership experience.

Interviews will be conducted with applicants either in person or by phone between March 16-29, 2020, and will include discussions around availability and preferred volume of hours. Initial offers for positions will be made by Monday, March 30, 2020.

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New Equipment for the 2019 Season!

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An opportunity arose last fall to secure some new-to-us oars for the club. In order to make this un-budgeted purchase, we sought assistance from our members to make financial contributions. They stepped up! A huge thank you to Austen Gilliland, the Bermingham / Lambert Family, Brad McIlwain, Cynthia Hoskins, Lefort Home Builders, Sally Dean, Spencer Scott, Tracy Brown, Weed Man Maritimes, and two other anonymous donors, who collectively contributed enough for the club to buy the oars!

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR SPRING / SUMMER 2019 COACHING POSITIONS

The Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is seeking applications for the following staff positions, to support its 2019 rowing programs:

  1. Rowing Program Supervisor / Coach: one position, full-time (30-40 hours / week), May-August 2019, with opportunity to work part-time starting mid-April, and into September-October
  2. Rowing Coaches: 2-3 positions, full-time (30-40 hours / week) July-August 2019, with opportunity to work part-time starting in June, and into September-October
  3. Rowing Coaches: multiple positions, part-time (4-30 hours / week), April-October 2019

Staff are responsible for development and safe delivery of Learn to Row, Novice, Recreational, and Competitive programs for all ages. Staff may also have responsibilities related to administration, program promotion, and equipment and facility maintenance. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least one season of on-water rowing experience
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR certification
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and leadership skills

Candidates over the age of 18 must be able to provide a clear Criminal Records Check. 

Preference will be given to applicants actively engaged in National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training and certification, including Learn to Row Instructor, RCA Coach, and RCA Performance Coach; or equivalent.

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume by Sunday, March 17, 2019 to micmacaacrowing@gmail.com. Please include details of your rowing, coaching, and any other leadership experience.

Interviews will be conducted with applicants either in person or by phone between March 18-30, 2019, and will include discussions around availability and preferred volume of hours. Initial offers for positions will be made by March 31, 2019.

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WINTER PROGRAMS STARTING IN JANUARY 2019

Happy New Year all! In case any of you are looking for some physical activity options for the new year, the following programs are starting in January, 2019:

a) Indoor Learn to Row for Juniors and Adults – a 6-week program, 2 sessions / week, that will introduce you to the indoor rowing machine, named one of the hottest fitness trends for 2019. You will learn proper use and care, and how to safely incorporate this activity into your fitness routine.

b) Beginner Swimming for Juniors and Adults – a 6-week program, 1 or 2 sessions / week, for Absolute Beginners (non-swimmers who want to increase their comfort in and around water) and Beginners (participants use the building blocks of flutter kicking with a board and rhythmic breathing to learn basic front crawl and fitness swimming skills)

c) Fitness Swimming for Adults – an 18-week program, 2 sessions / week, for adults with basic front crawl skills who are interested in swimming for fitness and/or are planning to cross “complete a triathlon” off of their bucket lists.

d) Junior Recreational Rowing – a 6-week program, 2 sessions / week, for youth aged 11-17 who have completed a Junior Learn to Row program through Junior Summer Rowing Camps or After-School programs, or equivalent from another rowing club. Activities will focus on improving rowing technique, injury prevention, learning to use rowing as a fitness training method, and age-appropriate strength and conditioning movements.

Click HERE for more information on Adult Programs, and HERE for more information on Junior Programs.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PART-TIME ROWING COACHES FOR WINTER 2018-19 PROGRAMS!

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Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume by end of day Tuesday, October 23, 2018 to Tracy Brown, Sport Director for MicMac AAC Rowing at: micmacaacrowing@gmail.com. Please include details of your rowing, coaching, and any other leadership experience.

A training plan for all program participants will be provided. Winter Program Coaches are responsible for being the site contact for opening and closing the club, assisting participants with interpretation of the workout plans, providing feedback on rowing technique and injury prevention, motivation, and ensuring equipment is cleaned and maintained. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least one season of indoor rowing training experience
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR certification (or proof of registration in a course to obtain this, occurring prior to the start of the season)
  • Clear Criminal Records Check (for candidates over the age of 18 only)
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and leadership skills

Preference will be given to individuals actively engaged in National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training and certification, including Learn to Row Instructor, RCA Coach, RCA Performance Coach, or equivalent.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ROWING COACH POSITIONS FOR FALL PROGRAMS!

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The Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is seeking applications for part-time coaches to support its fall rowing programs (September 4 – October 31, 2018). Fall programs include a variety of early morning (5:45AM), after school (4:00 and 4:30PM) and evening (6:00PM) time slots, depending on the program. 

Coaches are responsible for development and safe delivery of Learn to Row, Novice, Recreational, and Competitive programs for all ages. Staff may also have responsibilities related to administration, program promotion, and equipment and facility maintenance, depending on their availability, skills, and interests. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least one season of rowing experience
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR certification
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and leadership skills

Candidates over the age of 18 must be able to provide a clear Criminal Records Check. 

Preference will be given to applicants actively engaged in National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training and certification, including Learn to Row Instructor, RCA Coach, and RCA Performance Coach; or equivalent.

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume by Sunday, August 26, 2018 to Tracy Brown at: micmacaacrowing@gmail.com. Include details of your rowing, coaching, and any other leadership experience. Please also include an estimate of the number of hours you are interested in working, and any preferences for days of the week and programs to work with.

Tracy Brown, Sport Director, Mic Mac AAC Rowing

PROGRAM REGISTRATION – SATURDAY, MAY 12, 9:00AM-NOON

Please join us at the club in the Patterson Room on Saturday, May 12 for to register in person for upcoming rowing programs:

  • Adult Indoor Rowing “Summer” program starts May 15
  • Junior, Adult, and Older Adult Learn to Row programs start Monday, May 28
  • Junior and Adult “Summer Only” programs, and Adult Novice rowing starts Monday, June 11
  • Junior Summer Camps start Tuesday, July 3

Volunteers will be on hand to provide information, and assist with the registration process. Hope to see you there!